Lindsay Lohan’s dad is going to stage a public, half-assed intervention

Lindsay with Mario Testino on October 5th. Image thanks to Fame Pictures .

Back on Tuesday of this week, Lindsay Lohan’s dad, ex-con Michael Lohan, took to the media to describe Lindsay’s addictions. While it could have been a good thing – after all, we know she’s on something – Michael made it clear in his Radar interview that Lindsay’s addictions are of the prescription drug variety. Right. Don’t get me wrong, I’m sure Lindsay’s on prescription drugs too. I just think she chases her Adderall with a vodka on the rocks and crack. Anyway, Michael announced that he was “going to get her off the prescription drugs that she’s on” but he didn’t really seem to have much of a plan beyond talking to the press about his daughter’s cracked-out mess of a life. But give him forty-eight hours, and the man’s got a plan! Sort of. Okay, it’s not so much a plan as a half-assed public statement of intent to do something, or at least talk about to anybody who might care.

Hot on the heels of Michael Lohan’s claims that his daughter is addicted to prescription drugs, can confirm that the Lohan family wants to stage an intervention for the troubled actress.

“I had a conversation with her, her mother and everyone…over the next couple of weeks I’m going to be doing things in a pretty public way,” Michael Lohan told exclusively.

“But Dina has got to get on the same page with me. It’s a serious situation. You can’t just talk about it and tell me that you want to do an intervention and then do nothing.”

A source tells that Lindsay relies on a bevy of prescription medications, including Adderall (used for Attention Deficit Disorder), the anti-depressant Zoloft, anti-anxiety and bi-polar drugs.

Michael’s public criticism of his daughter has garnered some backlash from those who say he is betraying Lindsay’s privacy. But Lohan says he knows what he’s doing.

“When Lindsay doesn’t adhere or listen to what I say about serious situations, I feel I have to speak publicly to put pressure on her,” he said. “If she doesn’t take my advice and do what I say…the more pressure I put on her, the more likely she is to eventually do the right thing.”

[From Radar]

So he’s got a plan to make a plan to do some kind of intervention, “in a pretty public way… But Dina has got to get on the same page with me.” Ah, do you see it? The tragic logic, the built-in excuse of that statement? Michael Lohan is hellbent on saving his daughter, and he’ll do anything to save her… except none of it will work unless everyone is on the same page as him. If they’re not, then the “intervention” fails and it’s not Michael’s fault because people just couldn’t get on the same page as him. He really is a classic abuser. It’s always going to be someone else’s fault in his mind. Gee, I wonder where Lindsay got it? Between him and Dina Shoe-Han, none of these kids really had a chance to be anything than trainwrecks.

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  1. Lantana says:

    Ick. That photo of him and his DAUGHTER is creepy.

  2. Read carefully says:

    Latana, that’s not him in the first picture with Lindsay. It says in the caption that it’s a man named Mario Testino.

  3. Obvious says:

    @Lantana that isn’t Michael. The caption says it’s someone else.

    On to another point. I’ve said it before and I shall say it again. all Lindsay needs is a year under Jamie Spear
    s roof. he turned Brittney around. LiLo is obviously not going to get the help she needs from her family.

    I feel horrible for LiLo, she used to be cute and talented, and unfortunately years of being told she can do no wrong and being exploited by her parents have ruined her and her sister too now. This is a tragedy.

  4. princess pea says:

    I don’t watch a lot of episodes of Intervention, but it seems to me that they are most effective when they are really personal. Is it going to help her to splash her personal struggle all over the press?

    The only positive I could see to “doing things in a pretty public way” is that maybe, just maybe, some of her crazy supportive fans will come on board. I doubt it, though.

  5. YT says:

    Silly, stupid man. He can’t help her.

    Wonder how much he was paid for the interview.

  6. Sudini says:

    @Lantana: I agree the photo is totally creepy. Mario Testino is a big time fashion photog, but he just looks leacherous there…like he wants to swallow her whole. ick. Maybe it’s just a bad photo..

    Kaiser – I love that you call out Michael Lohan’s true nature here (“classic abuser”). He’s so completely delusional and controlling. To humiliate his daughter in public like this over and over just because she doesn’t “do what he says” is psychotic.

  7. GatsbyGal says:

    Oh to be Michael Lohan, where you are always right and everyone else is the problem. His daughter totally got that from him.

    I honestly hope that someone beats him up in public. Like, broken nose, black eyes, crushed fingers. It would be awesome.

  8. Andrea says:

    gatsbygal, i like the detail you go into re: the beatdown – order up the specifics! 🙂

    i really, really wish the lohans, gosselins, etc would go away. the dysfunction makes me want to wash my brain out with bleach – i kinda think mags and websites and stuff should start ignoring them – maybe that would help? it’ll never happen though.

  9. JaundiceMachine says:

    What a good Christian – coercing a loved one into rehab through alienation and public humiliation! LiLo will be clean and sober for years to come with Daddy’s help!

    Because publicly shaming someone into doing what you want NEVER backfires.

  10. Lantana says:

    Ooops. I saw the title about the dad staging an intervention and saw the picture and jumped to conclusions…which is probably how half this stuff originates! I still think the picture is creepy. I have 18 and 23 year old daughters. If I saw the same picure and it was one of them instead of Lindsay I think I’d throw up. I am curious though: I wonder if people that do not have children of their own do not have the repulsion with the huge age differences that seems prevalent (the repulsion of people our own age mating with people our childrens age) in those of us that are middle aged with children of our own? I only have daughters, and I am so much more upset by the lech looking guys like the photog with LL than I am with like Madonna and Jesus. I know this is a gossip column and not a psych discourse, but it’s intersting when you get called out unexpectedly on preconceptions (as I did in making assumptions about the photo). I’m all for keeping an open mind. Just not open to keeping all in my life.

  11. Westender says:

    Every person looking to get married or have children should watch a dvd of the Lohans or the Gosselins so they can see how NOT TO raise children and what a bad marriage is like. Maybe Michael can also pay some attention to Ali before she gets in too deep

  12. the original kate says:

    michael lohan needs a good swift kick in the ass.

  13. Green Is Good says:

    Lilo is basically an immature, spoiled brat, despite her age. Attempting to shame her publicly is only make her stamp her feet, throw a tantrum and go on a drunken/drug enraged bender.

  14. Amber Smith says:

    That picture is so creepy! And they both need a swift kick in the ass. Lilo has ruined her career, and very much doubt she’ll ever get it back!

  15. Bambi says:

    Why is she supposed to do what he says? She’s an adult and she makes at least a dozen times more than he does (does he even have a job)? The only reason she’d follow his patriarchal advice is if she respected him and wanted to stop taking drugs. But she doesn’t respect her dad and obviously continues to enjoy the effects of drugs, regardless of the consequences.
    So far, the crotch shots, the scolding letter from the movie producer, the video of her wailing in front of Samantha Ronson’s house and the many recent photos of her looking like a 42-year-old lush have not amounted to enough “pressure” to make her stop using drugs. It follows that her stupid ex-con dad’s comments to Radar and various tabloids aren’t going to sway her into sobriety either.

    Frankly this kind of behavior from my father would make me want to hit the bottle!

  16. Annabelle says:

    @Obvious –But did papa spears really fix brit, or did he just stop her from going out so much??

  17. Yae says:

    The word PUBLIC……and intervention should not be in the same sentence.

  18. Ggirl says:

    I think the entire Famn Damily needs an intervention. Seriously, they need an addiction expert there to guide the discussion and help them to find a solution. Sadly, I don’t think it will happen because no one in that family seems capable of letting go of their Self-Serving attitudes $$$$. It is so gross that everything in their world is for sale including their children’s tragedies. What kind of ‘parent’ would allow a younger sibling to hang out with the older drug addicted sister? I mean these people are seriously f*cked. Good Luck to any family/addiction therapist that takes that mess on. Michael is correct in at least stating that he and Dina should both be on the same page; not necessarily his page, but the RIGHT one (the addiction expert). He has yammered about this for so long it is like he is crying wolf. Sh*t or get off of the pot Lohan and get your daughter some professional help without trying to turn it into a payday for yourself or your family!

  19. Lindsay says:

    “The more pressure I put on her, the more likely she is to eventually do the right thing.” Yep that style of parenting works every time.

    Is the point of an intervention to have everyone on the same page and then be together and privately confront the person? Can you really plan an intervention three weeks out and call them? Poor girl is way way past an intervention – she need real help now

  20. TwinkleToes says:

    In an older post on here, I mentioned the adderall and I see I was right. It’s so obvious. Adderall is great in the beginning but it is the devil when you abuse it (heart races, lose lots of weight). I doubt she’s doing zoloft because zoloft takes away your desire to drink and replaces it with OCD. She’s still drinking so even though she probably has an RX for the Zoloft she is not taking it on a regular basis.

    She’s still found the gumption to get cheek implants, her lips filled up and a new pair of colored contact lenses (her eyes are brown like Paris Hilton’s) but you can see she’s been doing her own roots because they are spotty and brassy and she doesn’t know the trick to bring up the blond. So who knows? I wish her the best, just like RDJ.

  21. Zoe (The Other One) says:

    I thought the idea of an intervention was to take the interventionee by suprise? Surely one loses the element of suprise if you tell Radar all about it?

    Was that OK GatsbyGal? I hope I haven’t spoken out of turn and embarrassed either of us?

  22. Vermithrax says:

    Yeah. Good luck with all that.

  23. la chica says:

    Testino’s body language seems to be saying: “yeah, i hit that”

    Michael Lohan may be pitching a reality show centered around Lindsay’s drug use. and let’s be honest, we would all watch.

  24. Jazz says:

    Go away Lohans!

  25. Neelyo says:

    Isn’t this an annual event for Michael?

  26. Fat Elvis says:

    Zoe: Yeah, I was thinking the same thing. An intervention announced via every media outlet who will report it doesn’t seem destined for success. Then again, I think it’s fairly obvious by now that Michael could give a shit about his family — he just wants the cameras pointed in his direction.

  27. Anak says: