Dina Lohan shows ET photos of her black eye from 1986, why now?

On Monday we saw a new interview that Dina Lohan gave The NY Daily News in which she said, “Lindsay is messed up because her father is messed up.” It was notable to me not because Dina was continuing the Lohan family tradition of deflecting blame and never being accountable for anything, but because she was finally admitting that Lindsay had a problem. When Dina isn’t repeating the “Lindsay is fine, she is concentrating on her work” mantra, something is definitely off.

In that same interview, Dina accused her ex husband, Michael Lohan, of ongoing abuse during their relationship and mentioned an incident in 1986 in which he blackened her eye. Michael, who was also quoted in the article, admitted slapping Dina back then, but claimed it was self defense. Dina also described allegedly being raped by Michael while they were estranged in 1990. He claims it was consensual and that Dina reported it as rape as payback because he was cheating on her. I believe Dina given the overwhelming evidence that Michael abuses his partners. End of story.

In conjunction with her NY Daily News article, Dina shared (sold) photos of herself with a black eye in 1986. ET has those pictures here. Dina is seen holding a baby, who is probably baby Lindsay considering that she was born in 1986.

Again, this isn’t surprising and of course Dina was abused by Michael, he’s a POS. Why is she telling this to the press now, though? I’m thinking this is her crackie way of trying to tell Lindsay that she’s in deep trouble and needs help. This is the first time we’ve ever heard an admission from Dina that Lindsay is not ok, isn’t it? Does this mean that Lindsay is so far gone at this point that even Dina is trying to tell her she has issues? Remember, Dina was in London partying with Lindsay for New Year’s. My theory is that something went down and Dina is now actually worried about her daughter. For Dina to finally wise up, it had to be major. Or maybe Dina just got cut off by Lindsay and she needs the cash from selling her abuse photos. I don’t know why I’m getting my hopes up.

Also, fingers crossed that Lindsay finally gets sent to jail for more than a week or two. A long stint inside might finally get her to sober up, but I doubt that either of those things are going to happen.

Dina and Lindsay are shown on 9-14-12 (cleavage dress, credit: FameFlynet) and 12-30-12 (fur coat, credit: Pacific Coast News)

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  1. mln76 says:

    I am not going to dis her for this maybe its the first step for Dina to admit there is a real problem going on.

  2. Riana says:

    That whole family is a big bowl of sad.

    Imagine looking at your baby pictures and seeing your Mom playing with you with a black eye.

  3. Jazz says:

    Either something happened and Dina is trying to get back at her, or one word – publicity. They are the Lohans after all. That whole family is toxic.

  4. NerdMomma says:

    Yeahhhh….they had a fight in London and Dina needed a quick buck. She’s selling out Lindsay just like Michael does. We’ve never seen Dina care about Lindsay’s well-being before, so I doubt it would suddenly start now.

    Isn’t it funny how Dina is always saying people use Lindsay for 15 minutes of fame? What does she see herself doing?

  5. SmokeyBlues says:

    And once again, I begin to feel bad for LL. every time I am at the point where I think I have no sympathy, and I am over blaming her parents, one or both of said parents finds a way to remind me that they truly are the most awful two people on earth. Poor LL, growing up with all that. I do truly wish she would cut them out of her life and get some real help. It’s scary that now even Denial-Dina Lohan is admitting there is a problem!

  6. Sam says:

    I’m just not sure what point it serves. Did Michael abuse Dina? I have no doubt about it. I thought it was understood for years that they had a horrible relationship.

    Personally, I’m a cynic and I tend to see it as her attempt to try to guilt-trip her children (especially Lindsay). She’s basically saying “Look at how much Mommy suffered to keep your family together.” I’ve known people who have pulled this in my own life – a parent will use their bad relationship to try to extract stuff from the kids. Its a dismal view, but that’s what I sorta think.

  7. Relli says:

    I am never one to discredit allegations of abuse, but thinking WO doesn’t have an agenda about what she is putting out there is naive.

    Also i did not expect her to look so much like Ali.

  8. Kiki says:

    She looks so much like Ali Lohan in those old photos. Speaking of Ali, where is she? Is she still “modeling” in Asia. The things these poor girls have to go through!No wonder Lindsay is the way she is.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      She does look like Ali but in the pic of her holding (presumably) Lindsey I think she looks like LiLo a LOT.

      She was really pretty-a far cry from her present-day, haggard RHOBH-like appearance.

    • Debbie says:

      I saw a recent (last few weeks) picture of Ali trailing behind Lindsay, but I can’t remember where it was now. Considering the rumors floating about her (couple of suicide attempts, “modeling in Asia” = rehab x 2) I hope she’s sensible enough to remove herself from family events like London — or, maybe there’s a scrap of humanity in Dina that recognizes Ali can’t handle it. Ahahaha, just kidding, Dina is a demon.

      I go back and forth about feeling sorry for Lindsay, but I really do feel for Ali. Poor kid.

  9. JL says:

    For me that’s information better left in therapy not the media.
    The blame game, the pics, the constant pot shots reliving the past in the press aren’t helping the present.
    If they really want to get it straight, they EACH need to go into a psych facility / Therapy and address their personal issues THEN worry about family issues.
    Why is Lndsey F’d up?
    Why does Michael Abuse?
    Why does Dina Abuse?
    Oh, why is Lindsey hitting people, abusing drugs etc?
    Why are they living off thier daughter?
    And what about the other kids?
    Can you say it’s a ClusterCrackenF#*k?

  10. Jenna says:

    I have no love for Michael Lohan, but have to say that my sister gave my Mother a horrible black eye when she was a baby when she basically head butted her while being held. I was present when it happened and know others who have had this happen to them as well. Why would she show it now? Dina Lohan has zero credibility in my book and I feel badly that LL had two parents who seem more interested in publicity than her well being.

  11. hillbillyinthecorner says:

    Simple …..Micheal came though and saved Lindsay ass on Monday when she refuse to come home for her court date…Lindsay must have called for Daddy’s help again and there is NOTHING that would piss Dina off then Lindsay going to dad for help in anything……She hates that man with her whole being…and she is going to blacken him and punish him for interferring again with her money maker…. Ever time she gets in big trouble she calls for Dad and everytime she does Dina goes ballistic…and attacks Micheal….I have no doubt what so ever she called him and said I can’t get back Monday Dad help me” and he called in some favor or other with his NYC connection and before you say what connection ? it s the same connections that lets him fly in and out of NYC when ever he needs to go without worry about the 2 arrest warrents out for his ass…..Micheal is a master Con and Grifter and you don’t get to that level without having a lot of connections !!
    Dina is cutting her own throat with every word out of her mouth…if the man was so abusive in 1986 while did she stay and have three more kids with the man…..She is as bad as he is….

    • kristin says:

      There’s plenty of literature on why women(or men) dont leave their abusers. Look at Rihanna for god sakes. Whitney Houston. Tina Turner.

      As much as I hate Dina, you can’t blame her for not leaving – the whole reason they make women’s domestic abuse shelters is because often, women wih children fleeing a violent situation don’t have the resources.

      • BestJes says:

        Also the kind of cowardly shits that beat their partners usually start the abuse process by destroying any sense of self esteem. If you isolate someone from their friends and relatives and constantly tell them they’re worthless and deserve beating they may just eventually believe that.

      • jwoolman says:

        Dina was living with her parents and had family all around her (including a bunch of brothers). She just wasn’t in an isolated position and without resources. Michael was mainly in jail or prison in those years- he was still on probation when Lindsay pulled her “exhaustion” thing back in her late teens on a movie set, he got hauled in for a probation violation and more jail time because he left the state without permission to visit her in the hospital. Also Dina’s two younger children were conceived after these incidents. I can guarantee you that Catholics of her generation know about and regularly use birth control when they want it. Plus her body language has been “liar, liar, pants on fire” when making claims about Michael before.

        This is why we have good reason to doubt her stories now and withhold sympathy. She also does this stuff to deflect attentions from Lindsay’s problems when they get too much media attention, explaining the timing. She didn’t make these claims in the divorce, or for the many years prior when she was not relying on Michael for money but getting a cut of Lindsay’s income.

  12. valleymiss says:

    I think Dina is admitting Lilo has a problem and she’s sharing these pics for 2 reasons:

    A) Dina needed the $ from the sale of the pics and

    B) She’s trying to drum up some sympathy for Lilo because her court date is coming (it got postponed the other day, right?)

  13. RN says:

    I see it differently. I see it as a carefully-calculated (and misguided) campaign to win sympathy from the courts, à la the quote from the “spiritual advisor”. I do think this is Dina’s way of acknowledging that Lindsay isn’t going to wiggle her way out of this steamin’ mess o’ problems.

  14. Joanna says:

    pathetic excuse for a mother. get off the pills and booze, dina, you need help. then maybe you can help your daughter. i’d bet my house this broad has done drugs with Lindsey, if not the one that introduced her daughter to substance abuse. like mother, like daughter. dina and michael both need to own their own behavior and get help for their issues before they can help their daughter. both are pathetic excuses for parents and i feel sorry for kids that have parents like this. sad, the people that shouldn’t have kids, have them. meanwhile, there are worthy people who would make WAY better parents who can’t have kids. if you’re the type of person who’s going to be a pathetic excuse of a parent, use birth control. kids deserve better parents than you.

    so sick of f*cked up people having kids.

  15. brin says:

    Such loving and devoted parents. *sarcasm*

  16. tripmom says:

    I think that Dina is slowly starting to realize that no one is buying her line of crap, that we will never be convinced that Lindsay is ok, that the world sees through her bullshit and hates their whole family. So now she’s going into self-preservation mode and wants to make sure we all know that THIS IS NOT HER FAULT.

    “Ok, you all realize Lindsay is a mess and I can’t hide it from you anymore? Fine. But you all need to know that I’m not a bad mom. I’m a victim in this, too, ya’ll!. Just check out my black eye photos!”

  17. Dani says:

    I believe it is a ploy for sympathy for Lindsey prior to her court appearance. Sway public opinion and maybe also court opinion.

    However, I do believe she was an abused woman and suffers from her time with her ex. She needs therapy to move past it. It seems to me that she still does that dance with Michael. Tit for tat, but now in the public arena. She needs to learn to ignore him and quit responding. That gives him contined control.

    But I still think there is motive behind this recent admission. Again don’t hold Lindsey accountable for her actions. Not her fault, blah, blah, blah. Are you listening Judges???

  18. dorothy says:

    Why now? Attention, money,sympathy to excuse Lindsay’s behavior. One or all of the above.

  19. Elceibeno says:

    How is it possible that Lindsey keeps getting away with breaking the law time after time?
    She should be locked up for at least 6 months.

  20. kibbles says:

    We all know Lindsay Lohan is a huge mess, but we also have to acknowledge that she is the way she is because she has never been in a loving home with supportive parents who helped ground her when she became a major child star. I think Dina’s reasons are mixed. She probably sold the photos for money and publicity but I think Dina is also acknowledging that Lindsay has major problems, that she is hitting rock bottom and could even one day end up dead, and that if Lindsay ends up in another major accident, in the hospital or dead, it won’t be her fault but Michael’s. Sure, Michael is a POS, but Dina has enabled Lindsay by being a friend who drinks and parties with her rather than acting like a mother. Just look at these photos in this post. Dina does not dress nor act like a middle-aged mother of four children. She’s the person Lindsay should be looking up to and going to for help and advice. Michael may have beat Dina over 25 years ago, but she is the one who is assisting in ruining her daughter’s life today. She has a greater influence on Lindsay than Michael does right now.

    • Sapphire says:

      @kibbles-I don’t disagree with your description of these so called parental units, but at some point Blohan is not just the product of her envirement. She’s an entitled, sociopath. Others have grown up with equal or worse conditions and haven’t turned into this mess.

  21. Mia 4S says:

    Why now? Money. These are hardly pillars of journalistic integrity. She’s with her daughter in the UK, she could tell her all of this in private or among trusted family and friends. This way though she gets money and tries to change public opinion on Lilo…so she will get hired…so she will make more money.

    Look I am sorry for what happened, no one deserves that, but I am also side eyeing the hell out of this “disclosure”.

  22. Cecada says:

    If Dina was genuinely concerned for her daughter, going through the tabloids is not the way to get her help.

    I’ve always believed that Dina was the one with the more severe drug addiction issues anyway. If anybody needs intervention, it’s HER.

    This was done for the money – end of story. Dina is now selling photos of her beat-up face for cash. A new low for this scumbag.

  23. Shelly says:

    I honestly feel like there is no hope for Lindsay, at this point. She seems determined to repeat her parents’ mistakes instead of learning from their behavior. While I believe that both of her parents do love her, they are both so toxic with unhealthy boundaries that they are more like rocks than life rafts for her. Neither one of them should be speaking to the press, ever. That is part of Lindsay’s problem – her whole life is lived for the press. Lindsay once upon a time was beautiful, charming, a hard worker, and had a bright future. Those days are long gone.

  24. Eleonor says:

    No simpathy for Dina and for Michael.
    Michael was/is an abuser.
    Dina is Lindsay’s bigger enabler, she is sucking money from her own daughter, and if she is selling these pictures now, it’s because she is after money. I don’t buy the story of her concern for Lindsay.
    I am sorry for Ali, she has been put on Lindsay’s route.

  25. shewolf says:

    There are lots of people who went through what LL did as a child and didn’t turn into crackheads, in fact they ended up successful and happy. This is sad but its not an excuse or an explanation.

  26. Lauren says:

    I can’t imagine that Lindsay has never been raped?? I really hope not for the girl, but she’s always cracked out in hotelrooms with these shady people..

  27. K-rock says:

    I can’t believe she sold these pics for money. I call bullshit that she did it for Lindsay.

  28. Dee Cee says:

    Lindsay beats up her mom too.. mom is a punching bag for her brood..

  29. lucy2 says:

    At least once a day, a Lohan manages to find a new low.

  30. erika says:

    wow, interesting, i would have never put two and two messed up chicks together…for dina to use the word ‘admit’ and ‘problem’ in one sentence about Lindsay….you’re right. Wow.

    you’ve got me kinda freaking out now, WHAT DID go down in London town, (if any).

    I stand by my speculation that, in summary:

    -LL treated to Harrods shopping spree by Prince, buys something to look ‘F***kable for 100K’

    -NYE picked up in Limo, arrives at ‘private’ party: seriously HIGH on what…coke/meth/booze?, HARD core, everything porno/sick/gang/masochistic except snuff film basically

    =day or so later serious bruising develops all over her bod, $$$ price she paid for her 100K paycheck

    ….there you go….she threw herself to the wolves. I think she got seriously psyhically beaten up, perhaps (I do apologize for this, warning Adult Content: peed/defecated on and tied up/beaten).

    Perhaps Dina needed to SEE LL abused that triggered something in her.

    • Cecada says:

      You have more faith in that POS than I do. I’m not convinced that Dina gives a crap about anybody but Dina.

      I don’t think anything that happened in London was anything new between these two.

      Perhaps what changed in London was… I dunno… Video PROOF of what went down, something that cannot be denied or brushed off? Maybe Dina knows it’s coming and knows it makes her look horrible as a mother and this is her “ITS NOT MY FAULT ITS HER FATHER’S” move ahead of the shocking sex tape showing her daughter being passed around, drugged out of her mind, coming out – ?

      Or, worse still – maybe Dina knows that soon her daughter might OD and this change in attitude is the first step in the process of selling the death story to the paps – ? Because, come on – you KNOW that will be the plan if Lindsay ODs. You don’t think Dina (or Micheal) will let her rest in peace, do you?

      I choose to err on the side of “they are all unredeemable” with these losers. I think frankly it’s the safe bet.

  31. Em says:

    I’d believe Michael hit her, but I also think, given what we know of Dina, that she was giving as good as she got. They both abused each other, and they’re absolute scum for bringing children into their crap.

    Releasing these photos at this point only says two things: Dina needs money, and she’s hoping to drum up sympathy for Linds.

  32. Hope says:

    Anybody else thinking that Lindsay is on the perfect trajectory to join the 27 club? It’s sad, and I hope I’m wrong, but I have a feeling…

  33. Jayna says:

    It’s nothing more than Dina needs money. Sell the photos, make money. That’s all it is. She needed a new angle for money.

  34. hillbillyinthecorner says:

    If you care to look back at those series of photos of Lindsay coming in from her “date” NYE you will see Dina being seriously helped out of the same car behind Lindsay looking bombed and just as disreveled…..Oh she was at the party alright…and she knows what she did….she had the money in her hot little hands and boarded a plane less the 8 hours later and headed home leaving Lindsay there….a private plane where she skipped though customs at a private air field….If you all think that was the first time anything like this happened you are crazy….this is a old game with these two and she and Lindsay have been doing it since Lindsay Hit Hollywood as a hot to trot 13 yr old….yes I said 13 …..and there was plenty of takers for what Dina and she was selling….and now Dina who keep records and photos uses that information to keep Lindsay in the media and out of jail……thats were the money comes from to keep her ass out of jail….two many powerful men in Hollywood visited that spiders web and got caught…
    Its not crazy , its not gross ….it’s what happens in Hollywood every day. and Lord knows its not a new practice…..they been doing it every since the movie industry was created…
    You read the real biographies of most female stars and if they were honest they will admit that a lot of them were underage 14 and 15 yr olds who looked older who came to Hollywood to be a star and screwed their way though the studio bigwigs and producers to get their breaks…..only Dina who was lets say “family trained in the art of grifting” keep evidence…that would end a lot of big careers if it got out… That is the source of the Telfon cover they wear….

    • WendyNerd says:

      I remember reading Mario Puzo’s “The Godfather”, and this comes up. It’s early in the book when the Corleones are trying to get Johnny Fontaine that part and their lawyer is visiting the movie producer behind the flick. There is this beautiful young girl there with her mother and she’s being rushed in and out of his house and when she comes out she’s all disheveled. It’s mentioned she’s about twelve and the guy can only get it up for very young girls.

      This doesn’t surprise me at all, and it makes a TON of sense to me. It does explain why we still hear about her all the time, why she keeps getting breaks, why she keeps making bail, all this bullshit about her being a “great actress” when her career high was playing the most boring role in Mean Girls… There are so many girls who have gone the trainwreck route that we never hear about anymore, yet we keep hearing about her. I wouldn’t put it past Dina to do the whole blackmailing Lolita-Pimp thing. I wouldn’t be surprised if Michael was in on it initially too, but then decided to break it off when he and Dina had their final falling out. Dina probably has more on him than she’s telling, and that’s why he hasn’t come out about the pimping. These people are disgusting.

    • Bess says:

      I do not believe that Dina is intelligent enough to blackmail someone so powerful he can make any charge against Lindsay disappear.

      Michael may have had the brains to do it in the past, but I believe he would have sold Dina out already if that was the case.

    • NerdMomma says:

      Honestly, that all makes sense. It would explain why she gets roles and never goes to jail. But then like, that would probably mean that someone like Kristen Stewart went through the same thing (which would explain plenty) or Jennifer Lawrence or any of those girls. I wonder if there is an alternative path or if everyone goes through it to some extent.

    • Bread and Circuses says:

      If Dina was off to the states eight hours later, I wonder if it was more to smuggle the cash into the country than anything more dastardly.

      Aren’t there limits on how much paper-money you can bring into the country without declaring it? Lindsay can’t afford to get caught with too much, given her legal and IRS troubles, and you KNOW the Lohans wouldn’t even consider doing the honest thing.

  35. bluhare says:

    Gosh, where’s Linnocent when you need her. She’d set us all straight.

  36. logan says:

    Why now. Because it became known that her daughter took money to (attend?) a party for a very wealthy foreigner. It’s like, please don’t call my daughter a hooker, I got abused 27 years ago. Wait, how old is Lindsay? So Lindsay remembers things from when she was just a couple of months old?
    Anyway, Dina you are a drug addict who parties with her daughter. That’s your deal.
    Lindsay, you are a drug addict who takes money from rich men for dates.
    That’s your deal.

  37. Relli says:

    Off topic, but did anybody watch, Million Dollar Decorator last night? When they first released the information on this I didn’t realize that her inability to be at taping of the reveal was because she was in a car accident. I am guessing that was the infamous one with the semi.

    • Becky says:

      I’m not in the US but E! Aired parts of it yesterday and Lindsay was the most sober and put together I have ever seen her since The Parent Trap. No mention of how she failed to pay or refused to showcase the home later as I had previously read online, and it was a short segment, but her hair was pulled back at a certain point and she looked almost professional. Even that “I just took a couple of Perkies” look was gone from her eyes. When was that taped?

  38. Grace says:

    Lindsay never stood a chance. I would not be surprised to find out that BOTH of her parents sexually, emotionally, and physically abused her.

  39. Grace says:

    And for the morons who say she couldn’t remember her mother getting beaten from a very young age-of course she can. Children can save memories from 2 years of age up. Her parents have been drug-addicted sexually abusive since she was a baby. Why would anyone think there was any kind of gap in those behaviors for the past 27 years?
    Of course she saw him hit Dina and probably much worse.

  40. Bread and Circuses says:

    I think it’s still deflection and enablement.

    No one believes Lindsay is “fine”, so Dina is finding someone else to blame and an angle to play to get the sympathy back. Standard Lohan operating practice–never mind fixing the problem, just spin doctor public opinion.

    What boggles my mind still is how, after so many years, Michael and Dina still hate each other so incandescently. Not that they aren’t both worthy of loathing, but you’d think it’d be exhausting. You’d think one of them would have finally gotten to a healthy state of “F it. I don’t care about that a-hole anymore,” by now.

  41. swack says:

    I don’t doubt that Dina was abused. But I find this whole situation horrible. I think the timing is because Lindsay has an upcoming date in court that may put her in jail for an amount of time that could impact the foreclosure on Dina’s home. It’s another case of “It’s not Lindsay’s fault”. Many people watch abuse as they grow up. Some become abusers, drug addicts, etc and some rise above it and become productive citizens. Lindsay has had her chances to turn her life around and has thrown them all in the trash.

  42. Ruyana says:

    Dina and Michael hate each other with the passion of a thousand fiery suns. They’ve never stopped trying to destroy each other. Except they’ve destroyed their children instead.

    I think Dina is admitting Lindsay is FUBAR’d for two reasons.

    1. To gain sympathy in hopes of lessening LiLo’s legal penalties.

    2. Fear. If Lindsay goes to jail Dina’s left with zero income and a mortgage she can’t pay on her own. Sheer panic for Dina.

  43. OhMyMy says:

    Dina, stop selling your private family photos. Seriously, who does that?

    Save some pics for Lindsay’s biography that you’ll be writing soon.

  44. Maggs says:

    Would not surprise me if Lindsay became a member of the 27 club, she turns 27 this year right? Also wouldn’t surprise me that her Satan Mother Dina has a big fact life insurance policy on her either.

  45. Bess says:

    Do you guys think Michael Jr., Lindsay’s 25 year old brother has any idea that his mother and sisters are involved in a “pay to play” scheme? He’s an adult and must wonder where the money is coming from since his mother doesn’t work and Lindsay doesn’t do much acting work any more.

  46. Boo says:

    I believe Dina was abused. But I also believe Dina was abusive. I think the two of them abused each other for the duration of their marriage physically and emotionally, and now they continue the abuse publically through the media. Dina gives as good or bad as she gets. Lindsay will likely never have a normal, satisfying adult relationship because she has never seen one in action–and because she is a narcissistic sociopath who cares nothing for other people.

  47. e.non says:

    radar has a story up that while lohan was visiting elizabeth’s taylor nurse, she stole a bracelet that had been gifted to the nurse by taylor. she only got it returned after she threatened to call the cops; lohan had apparently denied knowing where it was.

  48. loma says:

    If Dina is worried, IF, I wonder if it’s to do with those photos of Lindsay’s bruised arm in London. Could have triggered something in Dina.

  49. WendyNerd says:

    I was thinking about this, and I bet it is a power play. The thing Erika said about Lindsay having been abused, and DIna having evidence to blackmail studio heads into keeping her in the press, somewhat employed and out of jail really stuck with me. I wouldn’t be surprised if one of Lindsay’s old abusers finally reached their limit with all the crazy shit she’s been pulling and told Dina there’s no way he can support her anymore. She probably put this picture out there to remind whoever it is that they have evidence, and that she’s willing to release it. Maybe Michael was complicit in it and this is a warning to him as well. It wouldn’t surprise me.

  50. Jub-Jub says:

    Lindsay looks like Lana Del Ray in that top pic.