Lindsay Lohan’s sad drugged-out phone call for help, leaked by her dad

Radar has a recording of a very troubled phone call from Lindsay Lohan in which she slurs her words so heavily that it’s nearly impossible to tell what she’s saying. They include handy captions on the video, and she’s talking about how she needs help while sobbing heavily. She sounds really pitiful, and doesn’t make much sense at first, even with the words spelled out. Then she goes on to say that it “No one cares about me… It’s about how they feel, not how I feel. It’s not about me. It’s never been about me, unless I fight for it.” I would feel sorry for her if she wasn’t such a narcissistic person who hadn’t pissed away every opportunity she’s been given.

Given the fact that the phone call is to her dad, who has been blabbing for weeks about how he’d like to stage an intervention for Lindsay, we can assume that he’s the one who sold her out to the press. I wonder when he recorded that call and how much he got paid for it. It hardly seems worth the money since it just confirms what people already know. Michael Lohan is probably sitting somewhere with those crazy eyes of his, rubbing his hands together at how much money he made proving his point. Sadly he betrayed his daughter even more thoroughly than he had before, and she probably won’t talk to him for a while. He’s not going to “save” her like this, but it’s not like that was ever his intention:

It’s a shocking side of actress Lindsay Lohan we’ve never heard or seen before — three minutes of a recorded audio tape revealing her heart-wrenching and desperate plea for help.

The tape, obtained exclusively by, is the first of several which were recorded from phone calls Lindsay and her mom Dina made to Lindsay’s dad Michael Lohan.

The tape reveals a tortured and inconsolable Lindsay. At times she wails and sobs uncontrollably— at others, she whimpers like a child as she complains about problems with her family and ex-girlfriend Samantha Ronson.

“Mommy says that I’m worse than you were,” Lindsay can be heard crying to her dad. “And she’s defending…She doesn’t back me…she doesn’t stand by me.”

Lindsay continues, “No one cares about me. They don’t, by the way. It’s about how they feel, not how I feel. It’s not about me. It’s never been about me, unless I fight for it.”

[From Radar Online]

It’s like Lindsay’s just figuring out that the world doesn’t revolve around her and she can’t handle it. Radar says this is “the first of several” recorded phone calls so does that mean they bought a package deal from Lindsay’s dad and will they be leaking her calls piecemeal over the next few days and weeks? This is such a mess.

Lindsay is shown on 10/27/09. Credit: David Tonnessen,

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  1. princess pea says:

    I know most folk hate him and refuse to consider that he’s making a misguided attempt to help her. But let this just go to show that she does call him, no matter what she says about avoiding him at all costs. Maybe she has to be cracked out and coming down, rejected by her usual sycophants, but she does reach out to him.

    He is an addict, too, remember. And his enabling ex-wife is now enabling their daughter. And as soon as Lilo is high again, she’ll be on twitter telling her dad to shut up and go away. Maybe what he’s trying to do is make her hear herself, in hopes that it will open her eyes a little.

  2. misb says:

    are you kidding me? she is sick! biatch…

  3. crash2GO2 says:

    Why are they doing this? I don’t understand…

  4. gg says:

    Sad. No wonder she’s so effed up. As tired as I am of this story, it’s still a human life here and nobody will help her. (again)

    It’s a shame she’s pissed away so many rehab attempts.

  5. Lantana says:

    Daddy Lohan probably only sold the audio so he can bankroll Lindsay’s rehab. He’s thoughtful like that.

  6. anna says:

    It’s terrible when your own parents are actually your worst enemies.

    C’mon Lindsay. Get up, girl.

  7. Beth says:

    I’m wondering if this is recent or months/years ago. Plus taping your own daughter, who does that? Unless you plan on using it for exploitation or blackmail.

  8. elusive says:

    She needs more than rehab. She needs new parents “Mom says I’m worse than you” “she doesnt support me”, and then a restraining order against dad. Add that to all the drugs, booze and the personality disorder she seems to have “it’s never about me unless i fight for it”. She needs some serious inpatient help for all her problems. None of that 28 days crap that clearly doesnt do anything for her. Seriously jail doesnt even scare her – she still hasnt completed the conditions of her probation because of all of her “working” (haha).

    I really do want to feel for her, but lot’s of people have effed up parents and childhoods and can be responsible for themselves and their actions.

    She has all the resources in the world available to her and yet she keeps digging her grave. If she has any money left she should buy the plot above Marilyn Munroe – she’s going to need it soon.

  9. Firestarter says:

    Man, I actually have a twinge of sympathy for her now.

    Michael is a scum bag, but no matter what, at least he is trying, in an effed up way, to get someone to help her. Dina should be ashamed of herself for allowing ALL of this to go on: the ex husband blabbing, her ignoring an obvious problem with her daughter.

    I wish someone could help this girl out, because if she doesn’t get someone to take notice soon, she will be dead by the end of the year!

  10. TaylorB says:

    God what a mess. On every side.

  11. Just a Poster says:

    Princess and Firestarter I agree. At least he seems to be doing something.

    Granted we don’t know what goes on behind closed doors, but I am hoping that Dina isn’t that damn dumb to “ignore” this and throw the other daughter into that mix..

    Maybe Papa Lohan is doing the only thing he can, by shaming her publicly into some direction for help.

  12. ☠MeowBea says:

    WHAT a HOT-MESS!!!Maybe this ( the Audio being leaked) will finally get her to stick w/ reHab. Sad Sad Sad …. get it together Lohan’s get it together!

  13. Fire says:

    they all suck. i’m done caring!

  14. Ruby Red Lips says:

    god, this sent a chill down my spine – what a truley despicable father ML is, how is this helping Lindsay?!

    She is completely messed up but she sounds so sad I actually feel for her. Can’t belive that none of her family are doing the right thing to help.

    Releasing these calls are not – its turning her life into more of a circus than ever.

    Take a leaf out of papa Spears’ book and do something but in private.

    God, wonder how Lindsay is going to react to this? prob more drugs, drinking, starving and cutting – well done ML

  15. Popcorny says:

    I hope the folks that have direct contact with Lindsay hears these tapes. Her father is laying it all out on the line, even at the expense of his relationship with his child. I’m sure he’d rather be on the outs with her than to be going to her funeral.

  16. princess pea says:

    @ Beth – I don’t think it’s that weird for the families of addicts, to be honest. A lot of addicts genuinely have no clue what they’re like high; they simply don’t remember it. Remember when Hasselhoff’s daughter videotaped him drunk off his ass? It wasn’t to blackmail him, it was to convince him that he was THAT BAD and needed help.

    Granted, Michael’s doing it all wrong. But no one ever thought he was a brilliant mind, did they?

  17. Firestarter says:

    While I do not agree with these tactics, at least these calls being leaked draw attention to her state of mind, and maybe if the parents won’t step in and seriously do something, someone might.

    The best thing that could happen is that NO ONE HIRES HER for anything until she gets help. Surely she has some people in the industry who care enough about her to talk to that screwed up mother of hers and insist that something is done. People hiring her and ignoring these problems only allows her to continue to live in the manner in which she has.

    Unfortunately, there is NO papa Spears in her life. I don’t care what people call him, he SAVED his childs life and continues to make sure she remains healthy. I give that man a lot of credit.

  18. BitterBetty says:

    How is this supposed to help her, again?

    I’m no expert but I don’t see how backstabbing your sickly daughter is supposed to motivate her to get better.

  19. Sumodo says:

    Did any of you ever see a movie called “Inside Daisy Clover,” starring Natalie Wood as an aging child star? It’s the Lilo story, a little. I think about it sometimes. I hope it’s on DVD.

  20. boo says:

    She’s an adult and calls her mother mommy? I think that’s a sign right there that she has extremely low self esteem and doesn’t view herself as a self sustaining adult but a child that needs to be catered to and cared for.

    She has to decide herself she wants to get better and stop going out to clubs and stay home and read a book. If you look at her life as a bank, for lack of a better analogy, she has withdrawn from that bank her whole life but has not deposited a cent. Like many people, her dad is truly useless but it can’t continue to be an excuse for not getting better.

  21. Peach says:

    This is so sad. I know that a lot of people dislike Lohan because of her various behaviors. I dont have a special like or dislike of her.
    But holy hell.

    The girl is 23. She has had terrible guideship throughout her life. It’s like she’s been swolled by a machine that is in place only to destroy her for public consumption. I feel terrible for her to have to deal with this publicly. It’s so low to do something like this.

  22. Firestarter says:

    @Sumodo- I love that movie!

    I see you are back to Sumodo but where is Shecky?

  23. nAynAy says:

    Regardless of all this, I really hope she gets the help she so desperately needs.

  24. mollination says:

    having those tapes leaked by her own father is only going to compound the lonliness she feels I would imagine.

    They’re really disturbing to listen to.

  25. Kayleigh says:

    “Daddy I need help, please help.”
    “Hold on, can you say that again into the mic?”

  26. teehee says:

    I know she behaves awfully and a lot of people want to dislike her for that, but this makes it al the more clear why she behaves the way she does. I do feel sorry for her even if she is ‘narcissisitc’, precisely because the above is likely WHY she has become so. Yes she is an adult and must choose better and take the time and effot to work through the many deep issues that cause her obvious sorrow; but it is very hard to know better when your whole upbringing was so hollow and toxic. It is painful and difficult to admit you were essentially not given any of the tools you need to live a good life or to be healthy and happy, and easier to refuse acknowledging by drowning it ll ot with drama and whatver numbs the thought. And overwhelming to think of where to start, and what to give yourself, and to find where to get it.
    I know, I come from there. 🙂 Im still working on it daily.
    Again I just see myself in her and know her pain and wish she would be able to accept love from those who truly feel it for her; but I also know its nearly impossible to see and accept love when your upbringing was crap. Thus she keeps herself in false company….
    anyway rambling. 🙂 I wish some people are one day able to help her heal.
    If she were around, I’d be her friend. 😀

  27. Mimi says:

    I see in other’s sites that some people think that this is staged and if this is the case she really is a “genius” (haha ..hell her whole family is genius hahahah)because in the majority of the sites people are felling sorry for her and this may be the trump card that she need to come back to the business .. think about when a actor/actress is loved people cared about then and go see their work when they are hated people don’t care and they don’t make money for the industry and are put it in a hole this is probably her last chance and she really need support from people to come back. But if not i think that is cruel for her be so violate by her own father like this … when she called him she was searching for consolation and compression. And i hear the call is sad but i think that she was talking about Sam when she says “Mommy says that I’m worse than you were. And she’s defending…She doesn’t back me…she doesn’t stand by me”. She probably is saying this because her mother was in Sam’s side or Linds understood this way in one of their fights/break ups and she was upset about her mother and losing Sam’s love for the hundred time.
    “No one cares about me. They don’t, by the way. It’s about how they feel, not how I feel. It’s not about me. It’s never been about me, unless I fight for it”. But this sentence just show that she is just a spoiled kid that WANT AND NEED that EVERYBODY PAY ATTENTION TO HER if don’t she goes tantrum over it and start make her games to be always the VICTIM. This last sentence “unless I fight for it” = unless i make a scene to they pay attention to me is ways me me me. And about HELP if she wanted she would have by now

  28. Sigh. says:

    Shaming people into doing what YOU want and not what THEY want for themselves RARELY helps. Hasslehoff’s video was shown everywhere, and he still had MULTIPLE hospital visits (detoxs) since.

    I get the sentiment, but this can (and probably will) be turned back on him, becoming about secret tapings, “leaked” info for possible pay, and again to TABLOID TV/GOSSIP BLOGS. Especially since we dont’ know WHEN these were made.

    This reiterates her possible mental illness, her need to get away from the spotlight, and BOTH parents right now (while he may not be using, has he finished his own counseling?)

    If he’s acting on some professional’s advice, he needs for that person to be out in front with him. If he is not, he needs to find one because she/we will always question his motives, and his ability to really handle this flaming hot inferno-of-a-mess.

  29. TwinkleToes says:

    The call isn’t that bad. She sounds really drunk. We’ve all done that.

  30. hmm says:

    Before we ascribe altruistic motives to his leaking the tape, we should first ascertain if he was paid (she should find out whether it was legal for him to tape her without her knowledge). Then we should find out why a father would tape his seriously distressed daughter on several occasions anyway (If he really wanted her to get help couldn’t he just threaten her with the release of the tapes?). I think that she has squandered her talent and her celebrity but it is heartbreaking to hear that tape and to know that she has two parents who have done nothing but pimp her out. I hope she gets help before the tragedy turns irrevocable.

  31. sg says:

    I feel sorry for her. She obviously has completely messed up parents…I think she is reaching out to them for help over and over again and not getting it.

  32. Tia C says:

    @ Sumodo – I just looked up “Inside Daisy Clover” on Netflix and it is on DVD. I’m curious to see it, so I just added it to my queue! Thanks for the tip.

    The thing I don’t understand with this whole Lilo situation, is why do people keep saying her parents should help her? She’s over 18, what business is it of theirs? More specifically, how is it their problem anymore? She is GROWN. Her problems are hers and no one else’s. Maybe I just come from a family that’s not very close, I dunno, but it just doesn’t strike me that her life problems are anyone’s but her own. She’s a big girl and she needs to take charge of her life. And if she doesn’t – oh phawking well! I also thought it was beyond pathetic that Britney Spears’ father had to take charge of her life for her. How frickin embarrassing. A grown woman having to be taken in hand by her father. I hope that does NOT happen to Lilo – I hope she does it for herself. I know, not gonna happen, but it’s a nice thought…lol

  33. jaundicemachine says:

    Michael is still in hot contention for that Father of the Year Award, I see.

    It takes a special man, full of fatherly love and Christian conviction, to capitalize on his child’s darkest hour by selling her vulnerability to the highest bidder.

    God Bless America.

  34. UrbanRube says:

    Why can’t he just be a real father to her and make up for his mistakes the way Britney’s dad seems to have done? She is a tragedy in the making and I think she may be dead before 2011. I truly hope I’m wrong.

  35. Sumodo says:

    Shecky, my Maltese sidekick, is stuck on Gravatar (which may be loaded with spywear. I spent 4 hours today de-bugging my desktop!!!!! Glad you luvvvvv “Inside Daisy Clover.” Lilo or no?

  36. Sumodo says:

    @Tia Hope you like it, because I don’t want to give the plot away. But, Natalie Wood was luminscent in it. And, played a very troubled young actor.

  37. Firestarter says:

    @Sumodo- Yes, very close to Lilo!

  38. You Go Girl says:

    get it out in the open, even if it’s in a shocking way.
    had michael jacksons family gotten his drug addiction out in the open and publicly shamed him, he would still be here right now. i so wish they had…
    when everything else has been tried and tested, sometimes the only thing left is shock value.
    nothing else has worked for this gal…she needs to be locked up and looked after, this is a matter of life and death.
    i don’t like her, but she is a young girl, that is wasting away.

  39. MOOMOO says:

    Even if she is a narcissist who keeps making terrible decisions, the fact is that she doesn’t know any better!

    Seriously, who would choose this mess of a life for themselves? She is so young and adult figures around her have FAILED her so, so badly. I was kind of like her several years ago and luckily I came out appreciating life and decided to quit the bullshit, I only hope she comes through this a wiser person.

    I wish someone would talk some fucking sense into her!

  40. Kylie says:

    Im so torn if he is trying to help or not. I would like to think he is in his own weird way but jeesh what a sad sad mess.
    Its not funny anymore. She is seriously sick and needs proper help. Someone please help this poor girl.

    Tia – Im 34 and I still need my parents! I was sick the other day and my mum like the trooper she is dropped everything, came to my house at 6am, let herself in and looked after me. Thats what Lynds needs! A mum like mine! *Love you Mum*

  41. Yae says:

    Oh fun. Now if anyone has an emotional 10 minutes after a few shots of vodka, we can have our rights taken away by whoever “cares” about us the most and they can just take our money, eh?

    Wow the Brit Spears crap set a dangerous trend.

    Ms. Lohan is an adult. If she wants to have a freaking meltdown on the phone, then it’s her RIGHT and it’s a private matter.

    Her father is a reptile.

    jaundicemachine: that comment was BRILLIANT and right on target.

  42. Yae says:

    Oh, jaundicemachine,

    Ref: God Bless America………

    Our government sold US out decades ago to the highest bidder and now other countries just USE us as a farming ground for profit. And those countries make fun of us while they make BILLIONS. Hollywood has the thickest stench of it. That was an interesting comparison. Good insight on the micro/macro.

  43. Camille says:

    I’m with gg- post #4. Completely agree with you.

    I just think the whole thing is sad and messy and I wish she would get help- for real and sort her life out. It is a waste of a once talented individual. Get help Lilo, for gods sake get help.

  44. ligeia says:

    yikes thats some family she has. i feel bad for her.

  45. Bambi says:

    Who knows if this man is profiting directly from the release of these tapes? I’ve always felt that Michael Lohan was more interested in media attention for its own sake. He obviously sees himself as a “media dad,” hence his affinity for Jon Gosselin.

    When Lindsay first started dating Samantha Ronson, Michael Lohan was against it and had to issue several statements to the press about his disgust for homosexuals. Maybe he thought he was helping to save his daughter at that point as well from what he considered to be an unholy lifestyle. It’s beyond me why he thinks Lindsay should live her life according to his new-found morality since he was off committing crimes, doing drugs and having affairs during the majority of her childhood.

    In any case, I think most would agree that the public shaming about being a lesbian wasn’t an effective technique since the relationship lasted more than two years.

    Now his concern for his daughter again takes the form of increasingly sensational press releases. I can’t wait until his bag of tricks is finally empty and he’s forced to deal with the situation as a human instead of as a media personality. Lindsay is on a downward spiral but Michael seems determined to usher her ever more quickly to rock bottom. He has to play a part in the drama.

    I’m certainly willing to consider that he’s doing it out of a misguided sense of “love,” but I think this sentiment is heavily adulterated with Michael Lohan’s own self-interest and need for control.

    It seems like he wants his own show. Once the dust settles, regardless of the outcome, I anticipate Michael Lohan angling for some type of public platform based on either the death or recovery of his daughter. Charming man.

  46. s says:

    WHOA–it’s illegal in California (and several other states) to record a phone call without permission from the other party.

    Bad move.

  47. Eliz says:

    Thats so sad what he did he should be ashamed xx why do that to your on kid? esp if they are askin for your help and then you just hang them out to dry like tht??he sick and is NOT trying to help her!!

  48. Brit says:

    Lindsay’s dad is such a scumbag, he tries to pretend that he is the worlds number one dad. …Reccently he said she doesn’t have depression. Anyone can have depression. He needs to stop. He put down her work, and then goes and leaks her phone call to him because he is money hungry, probably for his own drug habbit. To the person that said Lindsay still calls out to her dad, of course she does. A child will always long for the love of their parent, at least most. You want their approval. My dad is an asshole, nothing compared to this guy. But it hurts me that I practically have to beg him to have a relationship with him. Now this douche is saying horrible things about his daughter to get some money and blaming everything on others. Take a look at yourself. He needs to look at how he has nothing to do with her, and how stabs her in the back. I feel really bad for Lindsay, she just needs someone to care for her.