Tapes reveal Lindsay Lohan was dating Heath Ledger when he died


In what now seems like a daily occurrence, Michael Lohan has released yet another tape of Dina Lohan talking about how screwed up their daughter is. Previously, we heard Dina telling Michael that Lindsay needed to go to rehab, and that Lindsay was drinking and taking Adderall. Today’s release is in the same vein – but Dina releases some information that had only been hinted out previously. According to Dina (who, for the record, was most likely being taped by Michael without her knowledge), Lindsay was dating Heath Ledger at the time of Heath’s accidental overdose. This, according to Dina, “f-cked her up” and Dina is afraid that Lindsay will overdose much in the same way Heath did. You can hear the tape at Radar here, and here’s Radar’s report:

In a shocking revelation, Dina Lohan drops the bombshell that her daughter Lindsay was secretly dating Heath Ledger when he died and his death devastated her. In the explosive recorded audio tape of a phone conversation between Dina and Michael Lohan, Dina says that Ledger and Lindsay had been dating at the time of his tragic death in January of 2008.

“And she was dating Heath when he died,” Dina reveals to Michael. “I don’t know if you know that, but I know cause I would drop her off and they were friends very, very close, ok?”

Dina told Michael about the relationship because she was afraid for Lindsay’s life too: “Because when she’s drunk or takes an Adderall with it she will do something like Heath Ledger did in a second without thinking.”

She said that the actor’s death was a terrible shock to Lindsay. “That f—-d her up,” Dina says.

In the 2008 call, Dina discusses how desperate the situation was for her daughter. “She cannot be alone,” Dina tells Michael. “When she sleeps here she sleeps with me… she has fears from being little and what you did to us.”

Dina and Michael’s nasty divorce has been something Lindsay has said had a negative affect on her life. Dina defends Lindsay’s assistant Jenni Muro, telling Michael that Muro was going to save Lindsay.

In the calm but passionate conversation Dina told Michael that Lindsay needed someone with her at all times to control her, and her assistant Muro provided that help as did another assistant named Laurie.

Lindsay’s mother was also worried about her relationship with Samantha Ronson, telling Michael that she thought Lindsay should walk away but it wasn’t that easy of a decision for her daughter. “It’s very easy for a rational person to say. But for an irrational person who has a problem with her DNA and alcohol and Adderall and asthma and every other things she’s got wrong with her.”

[From Radar]

The Heath and Lindsay rumors have been around since before his death, honestly. I remember hearing about Heath and Lindsay partying together shortly before his death, I remember Lindsay talking about Heath in cryptic terms immediately after his death. Michael has even said that he fears Lindsay will die “like her close friend Heath Ledger.” So, would it be a huge surprise to learn that Heath and Lindsay were probably sleeping together? Not really. Although I think at that point in his life, Heath had several girlfriends, you know? Honestly, the quote I found more interesting was this one: “When she sleeps here she sleeps with me… she has fears from being little and what you did to us.” Uh… Dina, if Michael is such an abusive son of a bitch (which I’ll buy), then why are you spilling all to him over the phone?

Here’s Lindsay Lohan at Katsuya restaurant in West Hollywood, California on November 9, 2009 “with what seems to be mixed emotions about the shutterbugs… Lindsay after a few steps gave in and smiled for the cameras.” Credit: FAME.

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  1. nikky says:

    ugh, please let that be another delusion…

  2. Firestarter says:

    The entire family is sick. The parents, the children, all of them.

    I hate to hear that Heath was that messed up that he was dating Lohan. That is when you are really hitting bottom!

  3. Praise St. Angie! says:

    not so sure I believe they were “dating”.

    f*cking, maybe…but it could also be yet another one of Dina’s delusions (sort of like how she said Lindz would win an Oscar for some crap movie she did).

    it’s more likely they were drug buddies with no sex involved, and Lindz just let her mom believe what she wanted to.

  4. Lantana says:

    Contrast Lindsay to Michelle…Good Lord! If Heath and Lindsay were hooked up it was association by their mutual best friend, addiction. There’s nothing like a fellow addict to cement the bond of friendship. What a downward spiral. And the damned thing is, even if she pulls herself out of it, odds are so stacked against her. I hope she has someone telling her that statistics mean NOTHING when applied to ONE individual case. But, given the picture at the head, she looks as bad as ever.

  5. Ruby Red Lips says:

    Enough already….this is disgusting. Can’t somebody stop these tapes from being released asap.

    Is this what the world has come to…sick…

  6. Firestarter says:

    The tapes are a double edged sword. It is not right that the father has chosen to do this publicly and it is a private matter, but on the other side, you have a girl that is CLEARLY out of control and has been for some time and no one seems to care. Not her mother, that is clear.

    If I had a daughter in such obvious trouble, I sure as hell would be doing something about it. Maybe this exposure will stop people from hiring her for anything until she gets help.

    By the way, people have said that you cannot force someone to get help if they do not want it, and that is true, but you can force someone into getting help, which is what her entire family should be doing. I bet if Dina’s meal ticket didn’t get anymore paying gigs, Dina might be forced into getting on the band wagon to get this girl some help. I say, whatever works!

  7. LolaBella says:

    Dina and Michael Lohan are despicable individuals who are using their child for their own agendas and for media attention.

    Say what you will about Lindsay (wasted life, squandered career opportunities, horrible relationship choices) but nobody deserves to be betrayed by their parents.

    The father’s betrayal is obvious and in your face with the leaking of these private conversations. Dina’s betrayal is insidious in that she continues to ignore Lindsay’s obvious illness (addiction) to feed Lindsay’s delusions (or her own) and to benefit from her daughter’s infamy.

    This entire situation is so incredibly sad and I fear that we will all soon be talking about how ‘no one would save her’ after Lindsay dies.

    It’s a fucking tragedy waiting to happen.

  8. Popcorny says:

    I think Dina was referring to abandonment (what Michael did to her/them).
    I never put Heath on a pedestal, so it’s as easy as Cheez Whiz to put them together/see them together.

  9. Daisy says:

    I agree. i dont believe they were dating. for some reason I think Heath could have done better.I think Lindsay told people that for the attention.I think if that was true we would have heard more at the time.every time she is with someone the world knows about it.maybe they were drug buddies,but its not like Heath would have claimed her as his girlfriend.

  10. happymom says:

    Ugh-I’m guessing “dating” is a euphemism for doing drugs together. The whole thing is a sordid, sad mess. Despite Britney’s parents pimping her out at an early age, at least they appeared to be stable enough to pull it together to help their child. The Lohans are just a train wreck. I just can’t see how anything good is going to be able to come from this. It’s a tragedy we’re all watching unfold.

  11. Daisy says:

    LolaBella…u are right. its such a sad situation.I hope she gets better.she needs real help.If not she will end up like Heath.And the people that should be helping her are acting so oblivious to the real problem

  12. Bodhi says:

    I’m gonna go with drug buddies too. Dina lies just as much as her daughter (Ali being “home-schooled”… right…) I like “every other things she’s got wrong with her.” Yeah… like her family…

  13. Jillian says:

    I thought Heath was dating an Olsen twin when he died.

  14. lucy2 says:

    I think they were just drug buddies too.
    I’d also seriously question these “tapes”. If it were anyone else, I’d never say this, but with these 2, I wouldn’t put it past them to be saying all this (probably making most of it up), taping, and releasing it for attention. Both have gotten the taste of celebrity themselves (sad as that is) and their little cash cow Lindsay is, frankly, knocking on death’s door these days. This nonsense keeps them all in the news = famous. They’re sick people who all need to go away.

  15. Pole says:

    I’m starting to feel very sorry for her. Her parents are so incredible unable to take care of her – I wonder if anyone is actually really looking out for her in case she sees the light and tried to get some help?

  16. Westender says:

    No one deserves to have parents like Dina and Michael Lohan. I feel sorry for Lindsay and her siblings

  17. ligeia says:

    this is like britney media circus all over again. sure she has a scumbag of a father who keeps selling all the private stuff about her to the media, but there must be demand for that if he is being able to sell that shit and get it published….pretty sad.

  18. princess pea says:

    Again, I know I’m a heartless bitch about it, but I actually won’t be crying about what a tragedy it is and how sad if Lindsay dies. When Heath Ledger died it was actually a loss for film-making and the movie going public. According to all accounts, he was a genuine person who cared about others and poured himself into his characters… none of which can be said for Lindsay. It is laughable that her parents keep trying to bring them up together and draw parallels; drug buddies they may have been, peers they never were.

    Her parents are toxic, but I still believe that ultimately Lindsay is responsible for herself. Lots and lots of people have negative or abusive parents; it’s not an excuse to be a total wasteoid. Even with the drugs aside, there is nothing in Lindsay’s character that makes me care about her. I don’t have the sympathy to spare on such a narcissist.

  19. Lee says:

    I might be wrong, but I’m just not buying that they were “dating”. Lohan’s delusional mother obviously had some wishful thinking going on – perhaps hoping a Heath connection would pay off. Lindsay may have been trailing around behind him, hoping to hook up, in much the same way she stalks Samantha Ronson. The only connection I’d buy is that they might have been acquaintances at the same parties.

  20. wow says:

    But wasn’t Ledger like Lindsey in the drug department?

    I haven’t listened to this recording but I heard the previous one with the assistant. I find it very odd that he was taping the conversation but nowhere on the tape could you hear what HE was saying. If this one is like that, then I find it just as odd. Wouldn’t you hear the WHOLE conversation as oppose to just what the other person is saying.

    I think Dina knew he was recording convo’s. Just as it was asked in the article, why would she spill all of this out to him? I hate that it has got this far with Lindsey. She was so promising as an actress…actually had the talent. Now it’s like “who is this girl?” As he rparents, I would like to think they are truly concerned but… this whole deal seems a bit shady.

  21. Neelyo says:

    Wow, Ledger’s drug problems were much worse than anyone suspected.

  22. lucy2 says:

    I hear ya, princess pea. No doubt her parents really screwed her up, but at the same time, she was still OK and her career was going well when she was 18, old enough to get away from them and be self-sufficient with way more means than most 18 year olds could have. A lot of kids who see their parents abuse drugs do too, but a lot also learn from their parents and know not to, know what it can do to you. But she seems to have no desire to get better or even recognize that she has serious problems, and she acts like an entitled, spoiled brat.

  23. Fire says:

    Princess Pea – I wholeheartedly agree with you. She and Heath certainly were NOT peers. I’d be willing to bet that they were just drug buddies and she was hoping to be his girlfriend. Maybe they would do it occasionally, while in a drugged haze, but IMHO he would never “date” her.

    She has horrible, despicable parents. One (Michael) who would sell these private tapes, claiming to try to get her into rehab. Is this really his “only choice” – to sell her out in public? Has he really explored all other avenues to get her help? And the fact that he erases his side of the convo – how shady is that??

    And the other (Dina) is completely delusional, who, it’s been rumored, would do blow with her daughter. She now is trying to make her 15 year old (Ali) famous, not enrolling her in school, letting her hang out with a known pill-popper, hard-core partier (Lindsay)?? Nice! Let the cycle continue!

    Seriously! These two are the worst. But, Lindsay is old enough now to break free from this crap. She’s been to rehab, what, three times now? And she is still wrapped up in the party/club scene? She’s certainly not serious about her recovery. She is unprofessional when it comes to her acting career. She is laughable as a fashion adviser. She tweets her cracked out stalking messages to her no longer gf for all the world to see. She is a complete mess. How can anyone take her seriously or really care about her anymore? I mean, of course, she is a human being, and it would suck if she died, but it wouldn’t be a big shock. And the world wouldn’t care like they did about Heath. She’s not leaving this legacy of great performances, you know?

    I guess I sound a little heartless, huh? I’m just numbed by every second of her life being shoved in our faces. I don’t care anymore….

  24. Praise St. Angie! says:

    Princess Pea and lucy2, I think we might be in the minority.

    I, too, feel NO sympathy for this girl. yeah, her parents are “toxic”, but as PP pointed out, there have been plenty of addicts who have pulled themselves up from their problems, with NO parental guidance and NO resources like LL has.

    she is an adult, and regardless of what morals (or lack thereof) her parents raised her with, she’s old enough now (and has enough rehab stays) that she should know right from wrong, regardless of what her parents think. and she should be able to recognize her addictions.

    she chooses NOT to do these things. NOT because of her parents and their overall lame-ness, but because she is an entitled little brat.

  25. cuppycake says:

    I swear, Michael Lohan is the most pathetic piece of crap.
    He makes me feel bad for Lindsay Lohan, and that just makes me mad.

  26. gg says:

    DRUG BUDDIES, helloooo …

    Cokewhores and drugwhores will hang with anybody that will help them get more.

    Other than that, I’d rather think Heath had better taste than that.

  27. viper says:


  28. boo says:

    Wow! Milking off the reputation of a reputable actor that died tragically. Dina probably dropped her off at his place once so they could hang out and do drugs.

    It’s not like they were married and had a child together. I think her downward spiral is due to a severe case of a$$hole parentitis.

    There are not two people in the tabloids that are more despicable than Dina and Michael.

  29. Jenna says:

    I call bullshit. Can there be no more coverage of the Lohans on the site? I’d much rather go back to reading about the Pratts all day.

  30. LolaBella says:

    @Jenna what a sad day when we would take Twit and Twat over the Lohans…but I concur.

    I’d really like them, Jon&Kate, Levi ‘Will I or won’t I show my Peen in Playgirl’ Johnston, Paris Hilton and Carrie Prejean to be confined to the fiery pits of hell.

  31. nikki says:

    so he dated with an Olsen twin and Lohan when he died!
    now she parties with Leo Dicaprio,the next dead guy is Leo Dicaprio:SAVE Dicaprio!

  32. Daisy says:

    I think it is sad that Lindsay is gonna end up like Heath,D.J. AM. Anna Nichole,and so on,while the world watches and waits,but honestly I too feel no deep sorrow for Lindsay.she kinda makes me sick,and I think she is disgusting.

  33. Daisy says:

    And she better keep her ass away from Leo! SAVE LEO!

  34. Cait says:

    Ya…”without her knowledge” if a regular person like me knows Michael Lohan has been taping convos, Dina sure as hell knows, she should anticipate that everything she says on the phone to him will be leaked to the public, that’s a bunch of BS.

  35. Maritza says:

    Michael Lohan thought Samantha Ronson was a bad influence in Lindsay’s life, however Sam is doing just fine and Lindsay is a mess.

  36. Firestarter says:

    I think Leo is a little too old to be influenced by an idiot like Lohan. He has seen what drugs can do (his buddy River Phoenix) and to have the career he has had, and since he was basically a child, I doubt he is one to let the world of drugs ruin that.

  37. Jeanette says:

    This girl is so fucked up…her life is like one of those Homer novels that just go on and on and on..when will the drama ever end and any of these people be productive members of society? I scrape to make ends meet..why not waste the money on my family instead of this waste of skin that will just blow it on high priced crap and drugs.

  38. Jules says:

    Yeah, of course she was. And she was also f’ing Michael Jackson before he died. It’s been really hard on her. And Soupy Sales. She was also “dating” Soupy Sales before he passed as well. So tragic.

  39. MOOMOO says:

    How old is she, 20? I’ve only just gotten my shit together at 26, I was so self-destructive at her age so I do feel for her. People are so hard on her but forget how young she is! I managed to turn my own life around after problems with drugs & alcohol and almost dying a few times, so there is hope for her but it is not quick or easy.

    The fact that she has access to money and drugs don’t help. When she does decide to change, it’ll be alot harder to get away from all the people & places that drag her down.

  40. Leo says:

    Lindsay is not 20. She’s 23 going on 24.

    As for her folks…it’s oh so heart warming that they give a damn when her life’s in the drug and alcohol filled gutter. When people raised concerns at the beginning of Lindsay’s hard partying days, Dina brushed it off while Michael was nowhere to be found. Now that the gravy train may crash, we can’t shut them up.

  41. la chica says:

    tapes reveal that Dina CLAIMED Lindsay was dating Heath. she’ll probably soon claim to be dating Leo because she attended a party at his house last Saturday. somebody has serious delusions of grandeur.

  42. jaundicemachine says:

    I totally cosign with PrincessPea et al.

    It’s hard to give a shit about someone who’s so incredibly entitled. Depression and addiction make for some very selfishly maladaptive mannerisms, but at the end of the day Lindsay’s ego is the only thing that driving her self-destruction.

    Hard to pity a narcissist.

  43. Nebraska says:

    Jenna you totally have the right answer to Lindsays dilemma and I would rather read articles about the Pratts rather than observe this vampirism anyday. If no media outlet reported on Linds’s antics and the paparazzi layed off, the source of $$$ would dry up for Michael, Dina and Lindsay Lohan and they would fade into obscurity and get real jobs.

  44. Jenna says:

    I’m glad people agree. If the media stopped reporting on this dysfunctional family there is the possibility, even if it’s small, that it’ll all die down. This family is just disgusting in how they get their attention.

    I’m just saying. I’d much prefer to read about Heidi or Spencer running into trees or being pecked by birds. Anything is better than this. Hell, I’ll even go as far as saying I’d read their details of what sex is like for them rather than read about this family.

  45. Kylie says:

    Get out. There is no way!!!!!! Dont even put Heaths name in the same sentence as a Lohan… Gross!

    I really pity this poor girl. Imagine having parents like that! No wonder she is so screwed up! Why isn’t anyone taking away the other kids that are still stuck in the Lohan cult.

  46. fizXgirl314 says:

    why are we so fascinated with this girl’s downfall? I don’t get it… it’s not like she’s the first or last screwed up person on this planet… there are so many celebrities who have died of overdoses or been involved in much worse scandals… why do we care so much? Does the public really think they’re helping? WHO CARES!!

  47. NFLer says:

    Boy she’s like a bad luck charm.