Lindsay Lohan seeks restraining order against her dad

One of the easiest things Lindsay Lohan can do to get sympathy for her screwed up life is to simply sit back and let her parents make asses out of themselves. I know that whenever I hear Dina and Michael sniping at one another publicly, or whenever they give one of their “look at me, it’s all about me, ME, ME, ME” interviews, I totally feel a twinge, a pang for Lindsay. I sigh to myself and think, “Jesus, she really couldn’t have been anything other than what she is with those sketchy parents.” And then I get over it. Yes, Lindsay had a screwed up childhood. Yes, her parents are a-holes. And yes, they’ve made their daughter into an insane, drug-addicted a-hole too. But Lindsay had opportunities to clean up her act, get away from her family and choose to live a healthier life. Instead, she chose to be enabled, coddled in a steady stream of denial and irresponsibility. Think of that when you’re reading Dina’s response to Michael’s neverending “Lindsay is an addict” interviews and his threats to force Lindsay into an intervention:

Dina Lohan has a message for her ex-husband Michael about some recent interviews, during which he’s claimed their daughter Lindsay is abusing prescription pills: Stop discussing Lindsay’s private life and focus on yourself.

Dina lashed back Saturday, telling PEOPLE: “Michael Lohan needs to focus on being a parent, paying child support, of which he is six months behind, and making up for all the years he was an absentee dad. And stop going on national television talking about his children publicly.”

On Saturday, Michael told the photo agency X17, “I’m going to see the judge this week…If I can’t get a conservatorship, then I’m going to take her to an undisclosed location and get her straight. But I know I’m gonna get charged [with] kidnapping.”

And during a taping Thursday of The Maury Povich Show, Michael looked into the camera and relayed the following message to Lindsay: “I’m gonna do anything and everything I have to save your life, whether mom likes it, the public likes it, or anyone.”

While Michael says he’s planning to meet with a judge and seek conservatorship, a source tells PEOPLE that Lindsay herself plans to turn to the courts and seek a restraining order against her father.

“Lindsay is actively getting a restraining order, her lawyer have already been contacted,” says the source. “She’s scared. This is really serious.”

[From People]

Did you just sigh to yourself and think “I might be Team Lindsay on this one”? Congratulations! I too thought the same thing. Truly, if there is a moral throw-down between Michael and Lindsay, Lindsay comes out ahead by a nose. Michael is an abuser, a fraud, a famewhore, and just a really disgusting person. Lindsay should get a restraining order against him – she should have done that a long time ago, quite honestly. Then get one against Dina too. And then Lindsay could check into rehab and get her life together. But she won’t do any of it, will she?

In one last piece of Lindsay Lohan news, Page Six has this interesting story from last week’s Victoria’s Secret perfume launch. Lindsay was in attendance (she probably got the invite from her dealer), and no surprise, she made an ass out of herself. According to a source, “Lohan mistook the cake baked in the shape of a giant perfume bottle for the real thing, and put her hand out to lean on it… She accidentally poked a hole right in the middle of it.” Oh, Blohan. We can’t take you anywhere.

Lindsay Lohan is shown shopping in NY on 10/14/09. Credit: David Krieger/


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  1. Firestarter says:

    I am not on anyone’s team on this one. They are all nuts and I really wish, like the Gosselswine’s, they would just go away!

  2. Lantana says:

    It’s all lose-lose. If Lindsay does not get a restraining order, Daddy Famewhore will make sure she faces a public ordeal, which she’ll resist kicking and fighting and so will end in disaster. If Lindsay does get a restraining order, she’ll have (in her mind) justification that nothing’s wrong with her and it’s her parents that are f’ed up, so her downward spiral will continue.

  3. BiggieShortie says:

    Yeah, I agree. I don’t think ANY of them look better than one another. They are ALL ASSHOLES.
    I have no sympathy for Lindsay anymore. Won’t shed a tear when she’s gone.
    These people are a waste of oxygen.

  4. princess pea says:

    And that, folks, is why you can’t help someone who doesn’t want help. Restraining orders.

    (Which, seriously, should not be used just because you don’t want to see someone. Restraining orders are for situations when someone is in danger.)

  5. Beth says:

    What does Michael think he will accomplish by running to every tabloid to say Lindsay has a drug problem and is going to do an intervention and kidnap her? Does he really think Lindsay is going to say “Dad you’re right”. If anything he’s just driving her away and looking more like a self-serving mediawh*re. I think when somebody threatens to kidnap you is a danger situation. Especially when that somebody has a past with drugs and violence.

  6. kai says:

    Gosselswines! bwahahahahahahahaha

  7. lulu says:

    i can’t bear any of this lot anymore, am so bored with the constant pathetic cracked up cringe worthy photo and story about them. Stop giving any of them publicity and maybe they’ll go crawl back under whichever rock they slithered out from

  8. Lindsay says:

    She is just mad he told the world she was an addict. I wonder if she will actually be granted a restraining order. He isn’t the best father in the world, but I also doubt he would hurt her. Plus, a restraining order would not keep him from talking to the press. She needs serious help and he can’t give her that.

  9. N. says:

    What the hell is he paying child support for???? You would think that Dina is raking it in with her shoe line, reality show, bar appearances, etc.

    Certainly she makes more than Michael???

  10. Alarmjaguar says:

    Sure she’s made some really bad decisions and is a complete mess, but I still blame her parents for not teaching her how to make good decisions (I’m not saying she holds no responsibility, but she’s definitely been handicapped). And while she made bad decisions, she hasn’t brought any children into the world and used them for her own selfish purposes, yet…

    I think she’s worried he will try to get her declared incompetent, like Brittney’s dad did, and take over her life. I’d be worried too if I were her.

  11. Praise St. Angie! says:

    yeah, can’t see how a restraining order would stop him from broadcasting her addictions. (not like anyone NEEDS a broadcast, though…) it would only stop him from getting near her and doing what he claims he wants to do (“take” her somewhere and get her clean.)

    however, consider this…when she WAS in a residential rehab program, and seemed to be doing well, she was VERY close with her dad and there were pics of them together all the time, him visiting her at the rehab center.

    not that Michael Lohan is a model father, but she clearly has affection for him and appreciated his input in her life. WHEN SHE WAS NOT USING.

    makes me think that the sole purpose of this “restraining order” is so that she can continue to use. she knows that her dad won’t enable her like her mother does, so she wants to keep him out of her life.

  12. nAynAy says:

    This whole family is totally screwed up. They should all have some kind of group family counseling, and then they should all obtain order of protections against eachother. Maybe they can give them out as x’mas presents this year.

  13. Tralalala Lala says:

    Lilo is an actively using addict who’s number one priority at the moment is to keep using. She will do everything in her power to protect her addiction and that means cutting off anyone who threatens to physically take her somewhere and enforce not using drugs on her. A restraining order won’t stop her father from speaking about her, it only means he cannot get physically near to her. What he says about her must be true because if it wasn’t, she would be going after him for libel and defamation of character.

  14. the devil says:

    They’re NOT going to award a conservatorship to an ex-felon.

    (and ANYONE can become a “pastor”, so that’s a non-issue).

  15. Ashley says:

    I’m Team No One. Both of these losers (and the rest of her screwed up family) need to stay out of the press. Isn’t it time she became Lindsay who already? I can’t wait for the day we see one those E! True Hollywood Stories about screwed up childstars who made nthing of themselves and pissed their careers away. I’m sure Lindsay will have a place on it.

    And I really wish people would stop using her parents as an excuse for why she’s so screwed up. Maybe they weren’t the best but once you grow up you have the decision to either become a good person or piss your life away and she chose to piss it away and blame her parents (or at least her father). My parents were crap but I grew up wanting to better myself maybe that’s why I have no need to use the my-parents-ruined-me excuse? Either way it’s getting old and I don’t buy it. She had more opportunites than most people who go on to become outstanding people and she still screwed it up.

  16. original kate says:

    that’s the first smart thing lindsay has done in years.

  17. la chica says:

    i don’t see the point of this restraining order. it’s not like he hangs around her — he only blabs to the press. the only time he comes around is when she reaches out to him — like after her dealers break in. IMO, this is an attempt to throw the focus off off her own bizarre behavior. blame crazy Dad and she looks better in comparison.

  18. Camille says:

    I’m with Alarmjaguar on this one. Well said!

  19. loldongs says:

    Why bother?

    She’s a lost cause.

  20. Who Cares says:

    Very sad situation! She’s obviously got some substance issues, but her own father should know better than to take their personal business outside the family. While I agree she needs some help, nothing he does is going to help her, he’s only out for himself.

    With the parents she has, it’s no wonder she’s a mess. I’m not making excuses for her behaviour, but without any true adult support, she doesn’t stand much of a chance of getting clean.

    While she’s legally an adult, she’s far from it mentally.

  21. sauvage says:

    Nobody “choses” that kind of life. It’s just her acting out what’s been done to her in her childhood. Talk about substance-abusing parents, talk about non-stop drama, talk about being desperately lonely and looking for a way to fill that void inside. I feel for her, period.

    But I guess you have to have experienced being a child feeding your parents’ needs to understand the psychological situation she’s in. I had the incredible luck of meeting the right people at the right time AND I was not in an environment where drugs are so easily available. (‘though I just don’t think that would ever have been my path, it’s a question of aesthetics, but nevermind, I found other ways to hurt myself.)
    So to all you self-righteous people out there who are so fast judging somebody: I repeat, nobody CHOSES that kind of life. To be driven into that amount of self-destruction, you have to have incredibly suffered, period. And obviously she has not yet met the right therapist. As for the people who raised her: There is nothing caring or mature about her parents. They are both fame whores feeding off their children and it’s a goddamn tragedy.

    I know, we all tend to despise people who lost their dignity, because thinking about the reasons for giving up on yourself would lead us to a really dark place. But it’s there and it is certainly not going to go away by blaming the victim.

    Just my three cents. I’m so tired of people kicking somebody who’s already on the floor.

  22. TwinkleToes says:

    Yeah, stop kicking Lindsay when she’s down!

  23. turtles says:

    I totally agree with those who have some compassion for a very sad young woman. I hope to see her healthy one day – she is the age of my baby sister for cryin out loud! She deserves a happy life.