Samantha Ronson’s mom calls Lindsay Lohan ‘psychotic, out of control’

Back in November, 2008, Samantha Ronson’s mother, Anne Dexter-Jones, attended a party in Dubai with her daughter and her daughter’s then-girlfriend, Lindsay Lohan. Lindsay’s outrageous behavior at the party was so disturbing to Anne that she told her daughter and Lindsay that she did not approve of their relationship and that Lindsay was not welcome in her home. Anne spoke on the record to the Daily Mail to promote her new jewelry line, and she didn’t mince words, calling Lindsay “psychotic,” “out of control” and “spoiling for a fight.”

Anne is the ex wife of Mick Jones, the guitar player of Foreigner. She has two children from that marriage, which was her second. Her first husband is a band manager named Laurence Ronson, with whom she had daughter Samatha, fashion designer Charlotte Ronson and music producer Mark Ronson. Here’s more of her quotes to the Daily Mail:

The lavish VIP after-party to mark the opening of Dubai’s latest luxury hotel, The Atlantis, was in full swing in the seven-room suite reserved for talk-show billionaire Oprah Winfrey.
As celebrity guests, including Kylie Minogue, actress Mischa Barton and designers Mary-Kate Olsen and Matthew Williamson, drank premium champagne and nibbled artfully created canapes, Ann Dexter-Jones watched in disbelief as actress Lindsay Lohan threw an extraordinary, childish tantrum.

It was the moment she knew that she had to intervene in her daughter Samantha Ronson’s romance with the troubled Hollywood star.

Lohan had been dating Samantha – Ann’s eldest daughter and a successful British DJ – who was playing at the 1,539-room resort’s grand opening celebration.

‘Suddenly, without any warning, Lindsay flung herself on to the thick carpet and started to roll around screaming like a child,’ said Ann, as she recalled the bizarre scene that so shocked her four years ago.

‘It seemed she was upset that people, including Samantha, were not paying her enough attention.

‘To my mind, it was classic psychotic behaviour. I took Lindsay aside and told her not to make a spectacle of herself. She was clearly out of control and spoiling for a fight.’

Even before the Dubai incident, Ann, the British-born former wife of guitarist Mick Jones from rock band Foreigner, was apprehensive about Samantha’s involvement with Lohan.

She said: ‘I know stuff, but I don’t want to go into it. I just knew that it was not a good place for my child to be, but sometimes a parent’s objection only makes it more exciting.

‘When I saw for myself just how volatile Lohan was, I realised that the relationship was not healthy.

‘The morning after her tantrum – and believe me, that was not the worst of it – I told them both that I could no longer support them as a couple, that I no longer approved of them being together and that Lindsay was no longer welcome in my home…’

‘I saw how much pain my daughter was in and that she was suffering deeply. She is a very Zen person and not used to the kind of turmoil that Lindsay seems to thrive on.

‘I was seriously anxious about Samantha’s safety and wellbeing. I feared a tragedy. It got to a point that I wasn’t sleeping very well.’

‘I didn’t want to interfere because I brought up my children to be strong and independent people from a very early age.

‘But after the incident in Dubai I knew it was time for me to take a stand and not act as an enabler. I’m a pretty blunt person and like to shoot from the hip, so to speak. So, I told them straight – to their faces. I said I didn’t want to create a social veneer; pretending everything was fine when it clearly wasn’t.

‘Naturally, Samantha did not take it very well, but as a parent I’ve never tried to win any popularity contest with my kids.’

Ann is the first to admit that in her day she was something of a wild child herself. ‘I was certainly no angel and, back in my time, I’d be rolling home from some nightclub or other just when the nanny was getting the kids ready for school.’

Even now, in her early 60s, she’s a feisty socialiser. She can still be found partying with the likes of P Diddy and Jay-Z, or hanging out with fashion designer Nicole Richie.

And after bringing up five children from two marriages, Ann is now making a name for herself as a jewellery designer. ‘It’s time to follow my own dreams,’ she said. ‘It is something I’ve wanted to do for a while, but only now have been able to find the time.’

[From The Daily Mail]

There is little to compare between this lady and Dina Lohan. Anne is telling her kids that she doesn’t approve of their choices, and she’s putting her foot down – she’s not enabling them. It does strike me that she’s calling Samantha a “child,” though, and treating her like one, similar to how Dina infantilizes Lindsay. Samantha was certainly acting like one by dating that fool of an addict, but Dina doesn’t ever call her kids out on their sh*t like this. At least Anne didn’t ignore it, and let her daughter know exactly how she felt about Lohan.

How embarrassing to be at a big party like that and have to endure your daughter’s date flailing like a toddler on the floor. That’s out of control even for Lohan. Would she dare do that when she’s working as a paid escort or does she realize that she needs to act like a “professional” when she’s getting paid for her company?

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  1. some bitch says:

    Lindsay actually looks beautiful in these old photographs. Her face is entirely different now.

    I have a relative who pulls tantrums similar to what was described here. He’ll fly into an epic rage, physically intimidate whoever’s there and then will sulk for days and become increasingly weepy as people ignore him.

  2. Feebee says:

    I can’t imagine seeing a grown-ass woman flailing around on the floor like a 2 year old. I’d be WTF??

    As much as I think Lindsay should sort herself out, with the family and friends that surround her she has little to no chance. If only Dina Lohan had the sense of Anne Dexter-Jones.

    • Annie says:

      I can totally imagine Lindsay doing this – she’s violent, crazy and out of control and was most likely comming down off crack or meth at the time.

      She was beautiful back then though. I’d forgotten just how much so. Still the same toxic person though.

  3. Belle Epoch says:

    Good for her. Dina wants to be Lindsay’s bar buddy and drinking partner and BFF. Samantha’s mother was willing to make herself unpopular by putting her foot down. BIG difference!

    Wish she would tell us everything she knows!

    • bettyrose says:

      I like that she acknowledges the fine line between expressing concern over a bad situation to her daughter and knowing that she can’t control the choices her children make. That seems pretty self aware as a mother.

  4. Cathy says:

    Now watch the crackenmonster sue her. I wouldn’t put it past her. She’s sue happy.

  5. LZ says:

    Lets not give this woman to much credit. By her own words she was out partying and came home when the nanny was getting her kids ready for school. She’s exploiting her daughters love life to promote her jewelry line. She sounds like an old has been socialite who’s trying to make a name for herself using any connection she can.

    • Anmelt says:

      ITA. Not a Lilo fan but this article smacks of self promotion.

      • Happymom says:

        This exactly. (And I’m definitely not an apologist or fan of Lilo.)

      • Katie Too says:

        Why is this coming out now? Wasn’t there always a rumor that Sam introduced the Cracken to hard drugs, and thaw due to Lilo’s personality she couldn’t remain a casual user?

        Will LiLo’s remaining camp now accuse Sam of being a bad influence? Stay tuned to ‘As the Crackie Turns….’

      • the original bellaluna says:

        KT – No, I believe that was Parasite Hilton.

    • Blannie says:

      Well her PR push is working. I just tried to check out her jewelry designs and kept getting “The server is temporarily unable to service your request due to the site owner reaching his/her bandwidth limit. Please try again later.” I’m assuming the traffic to her site is shutting down their servers.

    • lady mary. says:

      and puhleez ,the last thing that samantha ronson looks like is a ” zen ” person

  6. Maggi says:

    Lindsay was so pretty, and it wasn’t even that long ago.

  7. Relli says:

    I found this story so intersting yesterday when I saw it, for me it validates the core of the cracken’s issues. Yes she is an addict, a compulsive liar and no doubt mentally ill but at the heart of it all she is nothing more than a spoiled child.

    I have seen people who react like this at 5 by not getting thier way but to see a “grown woman” do this had to be a frickin sight to see. This is the probelm with child stars though, so often they have never been told NO or had to share someones attention and when they dont get thier way they fall to pieces.

  8. fabgrrl says:

    The mom is in the right, of course. But wasn’t Samantha Ronson around 30 at the time? Hardly a “child”. I would hope, at that age, mature enough to listen to her mom’s advice and not doing things simply to defy her.

    • booboocita says:

      I’m 48, and my mom is still telling me to dress warmly, eat right and stay away from shady men. I travel for business from time to time; my mom insists that I call her when I get to wherever I’m going and call her when I get back. This is what good moms DO. Sam Ronson and I are lucky women — and I’ve never felt more sorry for LiLo as I do after reading this.

      • the original bellaluna says:

        Our Moms must be twins.

      • Thiajoka says:

        Ha! Mine, too, and I just turned 49. My mother had issues when I was a child and has spent from my mid-30’s through now trying to make up for lost time. And that she does–it’s a bit disconcerting, but somewhere in the deep recesses of my cold little heart, I do revel in it occasionally, although I find eye-rolling has become a regular habit of mine.

    • lem says:

      i get the feeling that she was just referring to her as “my child” as in “my daughter” and not really calling Samantha a child in terms of maturity.

      • amurph says:

        I agree – I interpreted her use of “child” to be her way of saying my daughter or my children. It doesn’t matter if you’re 25, 30, or 60 – you still technically are a child to your parent.

  9. bea says:

    ITA, Sam Ron’s mom is actually parenting. Good for her for being around to see the BS and not standing for it. I’m sure SR was just blown away by LL’s beauty (she still had it then) and willing to put up with some crazy shiz. I feel sorry for LL – she’s got no one. She really needs rehab and therapy (and NOT the on T.V. kind.)

  10. vvvoid says:

    It’s crazy. Even when she was an ”it girl” I always thought Lindsay was unattractive, not my type.
    But she looks so hideous now that looking at these old photos of her I find her to have been really beautiful then. A study in relativity. Wow.

  11. Murphy says:

    I tried to read this on DM this weekend but after the part about her having a 3 year old tantrum it got pretty boring very fast.

  12. DB says:

    There are times when mad dogs just need to be put down.

    She deserves prison and should get prison, and maybe then she will finally be able to get some help to straighten her life out.

  13. Isa says:

    Well, Lindsay has been on a down hill slide ever since that relationship ended. I think Sam really did love her and was the last stabilising influence on her life. She probably wasn’t working as an escort (or worse) then too since Sam was supporting them with the DJ work and Linds was getting paid as her +1 to Sam’s gigs. And to think Lindsay threw it all away because she just could not stop with the drugs and drama. Yeah, I know breaking addiction is hard, but I also never got the feeling that Lindsay actually ever wanted to.

  14. Madriani's Girl says:

    These two are definitely in the top three Gross Sweepstakes.

  15. geekychick says:

    ‘Naturally, Samantha did not take it very well, but as a parent I’ve never tried to win any popularity contest with my kids.’
    After this sentence, there was no doubt in my mind that she is the opposite of Dina Lohan.

  16. Emma says:

    As a mark ronson fan i must correct you, celebitchy. Sam and Mark Ronsons dad is not a band manager. ( He may have been for a short while in the 70’s when he was young). He is a real estate entrepreneur. The family regualry features on the UKs rich list. Sam and Mark come from a very wealthy background, they were educated at the best schools in manhatten, very proper. And it was well known that the family did not approve of Sams relationship with Lohan even at the time. Mark Ronson has spoken about their strict upbringing. The mother was very strict with them, precicely because she was worried that they would grow up to become typical rich spoilt kids,so i can only imagine her horror when someone like lohan, who seems to utterly lack grounding, came into their life. That said i think most mothers would be horrified. No offense to Lindsay i feel bad for her but she is hardly what you want you child to date.

  17. G says:

    I think Lindsay labours under the delusion that somehow, someday she will be vindicated.

    She’s special and she’s done nothing wrong and everyone will see that and all her troubles will go away….

  18. Hannah says:

    Seems like a very reasonable lady (who also likes to have fun!).

    “[T]he kind of turmoil that Lindsay seems to thrive on.” That’s it! She enjoys the mess that her lives is!

  19. erika says:

    What, what, wha!?!?!???

    You’re to tell me that a daughter (Sam)can actually have a ‘healthy’ relationship with their Mom?? UNHEARD OF!!! Now, Ms. Jone’s parenting tactics are ice aged and barbaric sounding? Not enabling you’re child? adult independence? honesty? no ‘smoke n’ mirrors’ pretending?

    My jaw dropped when I read the rolling on the carpet tactic. Seriously, I re-read that sentence about 3-4 times, she literally got down to the floor….rolled… (stop, drop, and roll? Was there a fire in the room?)?

    I’m dumbfounded…really. Is this a sign that besides addiction, co-dependence, and all around lousy behavior that Lindsay has…a personality disorder (well…DUHHHH)?

    but seriously, try to pin a personality disorder that would match a ‘rolling on the carpet’ tantrum…Narcissitic? I don’t think she’s bi-polar…

    Seriously, I’m just trying to figure out the source of that kind of behavior, besides just being a self centered, stupid, drug addicted, piece of S***T!!!!

  20. Asdfg says:

    Lindsay doesn’t look that different, she’s just gained weight, a lot of weight! She looks tiny in these pics!

    • Tony says:

      Hhhhhaha, she is now bloated and soooo ugly, she is a drug addict and a hard party girl, tell me about, she will be soon on jail. Finally!!!

  21. jwoolman says:

    I think Sam’s mom just answered the question when it was asked. She didn’t reveal anything confidential – obviously there were loads of other witnesses to Lohan’s toddler tantrum. It’s consistent with episodes Lohan had in the US that were reported by tabloids, when she was interfering with Sam’s work at clubs with her odd behavior (throwing things, screaming). Sam’s mom didn’t try to paint herself as a saint, either, but anybody here would be very worried about one of their children of any age being involved with someone who had that kind of episode in public. And Lindsay actually was doing much much better when she was with Sam, so you can imagine what she was like before and after…. I knew that Sam’s family got to the point of not allowing Lohan around at family gatherings, but this is the first time I heard the real explanation. So Sam’s family has been relatively quiet about it, although their support for Sam herself has always clearly been unwavering. Sam has always been careful about what she says also, she only said once when asked that Lindsay was a very angry woman (I agree, I think underlying anger issues explain a lot of Lindsay’s problems – thieving, reckless driving, violent behavior etc.).

  22. Bess says:

    While I agree that Anne Dexter-Jones did the right thing in not tolerating out of control behavior, why bring it up now? The only thing she accomplished (besides generating attention for her jewelry) was giving Michael Lohan a reason to respond to her comments.

    Also, I agree that Sam really did love & try to help Lindsay.

  23. Tania says:

    I was surprised to see not one but two photos of SR smiling. I cannot stand that stupid smirk she does. Lindsay has aged 20 years in what, 5-6 years? How sad.

  24. Onyx XV says:

    Random, much? Not saying this in defense of the horror show that is Lindsay Lohan, but this is 5 year-old news. Why is Sam’s mother talking about it now? Not sure what relevance it has to her hawking her jewelry line.

  25. ramie says:

    I’m sure it was really luxurious carpet! Who wouldn’t roll around on it & enjoy the softness? *giggles*

  26. G says:

    I’m not sure why the Lohan camp always feels like no one can talk about their experiences with Lindsay but them?

    She was asked and she answered. She’s allowed to talk too

  27. LAK says:

    I can’t remember if her friendship with Paris was before or after Sam, but that seemed really choatic with a tonne of public bad behaviour combined with Paris and her friends meangirling Lilo publicly and privately. Sam, by contrast, seemed like a calming influence.Lilo seemed calm and less chaotic, at least in public. I remember thinking it was a good thing for Lilo, until it leaked out that Sam’s family disapproved and were actively trying to break up the relationship. Then you started hearing about the fights and Lilo interfering in Sam’s work etc. Lilo has been going downhill and fast since she broke up with Sam.

  28. Jessie says:

    Years ago a family member of mine was trapped in a toxic relationship and everybody was worried sick about them.

    I remember videos of Lindsay screaming and sobbing outside Sam’s home it was fucking nuts
    It does seem like lindsay has totally downhill since she and sam broke up.
    But nobody should be trapped in a toxic relationship because they’re concerned for what will happen to their SO if they leave. That’s unfair pressure on someone, if you break up and your SO goes off the deep end (or worse) that is on them and not you, and nobody should make you feel responsible for that. Sometimes the family needs to step in and support them in walking away because believe me the SO will pull out every emotional blackmail trick they can to make them stay.

    • Isa says:

      Yes, I saw some of those videos, and they disturbed me. Imagine having to be the one on the receiving end of those tirades. Must have been utterly exhausting and anxiety-inducing knowing that the smallest thing could set off a meltdown of epic proportions.

      I expect that Sam didn’t come out of that relationship without her own share of emotional scars, but luckily for her she actually has family worthy of the term.

  29. Dominique says:

    She wasn’t calling Samantha A child she was calling her HER child. There is a distinction.

    • esprit d'escalator says:

      Yeah, I’m wondering if this is a slight difference between US and UK idiom. Referring to your child as, well, your child – at whatever age – sounds completely normal to me (I’m a Brit).

      Plus, it has the distinct advantage of being non-gender specific: there’s an element of ‘no child of mine is going to date a scary-crazy hollywood brat with my seal of approval’ in what Dexter-Jones is saying.

      Also, man, it’s a jolt to see Lindsay not just looking pretty, but around someone whose body language is actually unforced and affectionate. Obviously Ronson was lucky to get out when she did, but for a while there it almost looks like Lindsay was getting to be a real girl for once in her life. Sad all round.

  30. Jet says:

    THE CLASH – Mick Jones of The Clash….you have got to be kidding me. How can I believe any of this story when they mix up Foreigner & The Clash. Fact check.

  31. Kim says:

    Yeah because she raised a real charmer herself. Samantha is a drug/alcohol addict w/ multiple DUI’s etc who used Lindsay to further her dj “career.”

    • Jessy says:

      Gotta call you on your bullshit Kim. There simply isnt any proof to it and from all accounts ronson is acting like a responsible adult and isnt getting into any trouble, so one shouldnt throw around accusations like that. And multiple Dui’s? Dui’s are public records, so its sort of odd on your part to make up stuff like this.

  32. Laura says:

    Samantha didn’t help the situation. I remember when she sold pictures of Lindsay drunk and passed out when they first started hanging out. I absolutely believe Linds is crazy, but I feel like Sam encouraged it.

  33. ViloDeMenus says:

    Those behaviors happen when you have mental illness and mix in alcohol and drugs. I’m sure Sam’s mom is happy there is no relationship at all now. I feel like she was saying she thought Lindsay might really hurt Sam physically. One day, after Lilo has passed she’ll have some really interesting stories to share.

    BTW Mick Jones is an incredibly common name in England, both musician’s share the same name. Anne was married to the Mick from Foreigner. Check your facts before you correct someone. It’s rude.