Michael Lohan criticized by Lindsay’s ‘friend’ & mom for press conference intervention

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As Kaiser reported earlier this morning, Michael Lohan held some kind of asinine one man press conference yesterday begging his daughter Lindsay to get help for what he claims is a prescription drug addiction. (I’m basically reporting the same story in my way, having written this whole thing before seeing Kaiser’s draft. I don’t want to scrap my work and we take much different perspectives on the story, so it’s worth publishing too.)

We’ve heard all kinds of reports that Lindsay is in desperate need of help and it seems to be true just based on an outsider’s perspective. She looks glassy eyed and high in just about every picture, she recently fell into a cactus during a night out in which she was photographed sleeping in her car, and she’s been in deep denial about her issues – claiming that she’s “working and healthy.” What it is she’s working on is unclear. When she’s not in a public spat and defending herself against all perceived slights she’s either crawling out of bars or shopping.

Lindsay’s mother defends her daughter by infantilizing her and repeatedly calls her a child. Lindsay does the same thing, and recently asked George Lopez if he had children after he talked smack about her on his show. It’s as if she thinks she’s above reproach because she’s just a kid making honest mistakes. Lindsay will be 24 in July, and she needs to stop thinking of herself as this helpless child. She’s a drug addict and needs to take responsibility for her actions. Unfortunately by publicly shaming her, her dad is only pushing her further away.

A “friend” of Lindsay’s who claims to be her business partner (Dina?) told Radar Online that Michael’s actions were “inappropriate” and that “public judgments” affect Lindsay personally and mess up a bunch of projects she’s working on. Mmmhmm. Lindsay’s mom also used the old “Lindsay’s a child” argument to TMZ.

Here’s what Michael said and how Lindsay’s “friend” and mom responded:

Michael Lohan’s ‘press conference’
“People around her that know Lindsay know she’s not ok,” Lohan said. “I get calls from some of her closest friends when they’re out with her during the night. I don’t want her to be a statistic. The press is already writing obits for her. How sick is that?”

“Extraordinary circumstances call for extraordinary measures,” Lohan said. “I’ve tried every way possible to reach out to my daughter. I’ve called, texted…in difficult times she reaches out to me for help. Last week she called me when she fell into the cactus. She said ‘Daddy, I need security.’ This is not about publicity. I’m beat up in the press. It hurts the people around me.”

“If you’re an enabler, get the hell out of the way,” he said. “If Lindsay won’t sit down privately, my attorneys and I will take other measures. I just hope Lindsay is accommodating. Lindsay needs a private setting where she can detox and get individual and family therapy. That’s the program I have in place. It’s here on Long Island. I’m sick and tired of all the nonsense.”

Lindsay’s ‘friend’ responds
“As one of Lindsay’s closest friends, business partner, and former day-to-day manager… the news of any type of press conference saddens me for the simple fact that this is her FATHER. I normally do not comment or engage publicly, but it is important for people to understand how inappropriate today’s actions are. As far as the media, public, and fans are concerned; Lindsay is working on numerous projects and anyone who makes public judgments of her, it affects her more than personally. It affects her ability to do more work and prosper in all regards. I stand by my friend, always have and always will.”

Dina Lohan: Lindsay’s a child
“I have a criminal protective order against him ’til 2011. He’s 1 year behind in child support and he’s using this [Lindsay’s problems] as a diversion.”

“Lindsay is in good hands. Everything is fine. He’s trashing a child he doesn’t even see.”

[Compiled from two reports on Radar Online and one on TMZ]

Lindsay really has her work cut out for her with that man as a father. That said, I agree that she needs to go to rehab. I’ve seen friends get addicted to prescription painkillers and it’s insidious and can be deadly. She’s not going to be able to change until she’s ready, though, and if she goes to rehab now it’s like her dad has won. This tactic isn’t going to work at all, but it’s more about Michael and his need for publicity anyway. He’s already released really sad private phone calls with his weeping daughter. He’s never had her best interests at heart.

Also, I would just like to say that I’ve told Kaiser to take it a little easier on Lindsay and to stop casually calling her a crack addict. (Kaiser has changed a little, but she has her style and I respect that. Plus, I can have a stick up my ass and Kaiser is funnier than I am.) It’s not like I feel sorry for the girl – she made her bed – but I’m honestly worried that she’s going to die. I felt horrible for ever ripping on Heath Ledger after he passed unexpectedly, and as Lindsay’s dad has pointed out a lot of people wouldn’t be surprised if she overdosed.

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  1. nAynAy says:

    I really do think that Michael Lohan just might have real intentions of helping his daughter, but is just going about it the wrong way. He shouldn’t be holding a press conference intervention. That is something that should be done privately between family and friends. By him holding this conference, he is not helping Lindsay, but in fact is completely humiliating her.

  2. dee2 says:

    This guy is just SICK. He needs to be banned from the tabloids.
    His concern is for LL’s earning ability and that’s it. Pure scum this one.

  3. julia says:

    And we wonder way this “kid” is in some much of a mess.

    Often behaviour stems from the parents!!!!
    Perhaps it is time for the whole family to have some sort of therapy.

  4. Erin says:

    CB, you are absolutely right that she will never go to rehab now because it will be giving her “father” what he wants. As much of an entitled little twat as she is, my heart aches for her, because she was pushed into fame by two incredibly fucked-up parents and has no sense of herself as a result. As sad as it is, I really think this one might be hell-bent on complete self-destruction.

  5. Isabel says:

    Lindsay is such a sad case. It’s easy to judge her (very poor) decision making, but looking at the poison she has for parents and friends…how can she find her way out? I feel terribly for her. I am all for accountability, but in this case…I just can’t pin it on her.

    “Infantilizing” is the perfect word for the way Lindsay and her mom refer to Linsday. Didn’t Dina already have at least one child by the time she was Lindsay’s age? Perhaps someone should remind her.

    In any case…as far as Kaiser goes…you can take the “crackhead” remarks from her, but please don’t ever dim the bright glow of her love for Gerard and Clive! Kaiser is such a riot!

  6. bellaluna says:

    “Extraordinary circumstances call for extraordinary measures.” You mean like actually flying to LA to talk to Lindsay in person instead of behaving like the extraordinary attention-whore you are and calling a press conference instead? Or putting aside your differences with her enabler; I mean dealer; I mean “mother,” and putting your child’s well-being first? Or attempting to prove her unwell in court so she gets help? Would those be the “extraordinary measures” of which you speak?

    As far as Dina acting like Lindsay’s still a child, yes, she will always be Dina’s child. But Dina is doing Lindsay no favours by acting like Lindsay’s still a little kid and defending her at every turn, especially when it’s obvious she’s in the wrong and needs help.

    And the only “numerous projects” the Twitiot is working on are how many clubs she can hit in one night and training for the drug-users triathlon; Adderall, coke, and booze division.

  7. Praise St. Angie! says:

    um, I don’t think it’s the “public judgments” that are hurting Lindsay and “messing up” her projects.


    again, it’s always someone else’s fault that she has issues. the girl (and her enablers) NEVER takes responsibility for her behavior, and that’s why people are fed up with her.

  8. meme says:

    oh please CB, lets not be comparing Heath Ledger, a truly talented actor, with this brat. personally, i don’t give a damn what happens to her. yes, ice water runs through my veins LOL

  9. bellaluna says:

    Yes, CB, I agree with meme…Heath Ledger was actually very talented and was disturbed by the last 2 movie roles in which he immersed himself. He also wasn’t sleeping well, and missed Michelle and Matilda. There’s no comparison. It’s like comparing a virus with a scientist.

  10. Kitty2000 says:

    Prescription painkillers are just so dangerous. I took some once and oh boy, I felt so gooooood. I kept telling my partner that I felt fantastic, like I could run a marathon. The next morning I woke up and felt really flat, a little bit blue. It freaked the hell out of me and I binned the drugs immediately. It would be so easy just to keep taking them, keep feeling amazing and say “It’s OK, they were prescribed for me.” Next thing you know you’re hooked and can’t go without them.

  11. meme says:

    hmmm, doesn’t hohan’s “friend” have a name?

  12. Jazz says:

    Only three things can happen when you’re on drugs – rehab, jail or death. She needs to be intervened on in a big way. She won’t do it, her useless parents won’t do it, so she needs hardcore court ordered rehab or jail to save her life.

  13. Rianna says:

    “Lindsay is in good hands. Everything is fine.”
    Yeah keep telling yourself that Dina Lohan. She will be saying the same thing at her daughter eulogy too.

  14. princess pea says:

    Huh. Turns out I’ve changed camps.

    I’m team MichaelLohan, all of the sudden. I’m sick of reading the “won’t SOMEBODY please HELP her!?!?!?!” comments, always about how her parents should step in but won’t and how she’s going to die etc, etc. There is someone who wants to help her. He might not do it in the best way, but then again, Dina frequently gives me the impression that he’s not actually allowed to just turn up on Lindsay’s doorstep. You know she’d call security and make a big twitter scene about it if he did; Lilo loves the drama of her daddy issues. She probably doesn’t take his calls, so I’m not sure how he’s supposed to get through. And Dina is so much, much worse at this point. She is a hardcore enabler who conveniently disappears from Lindsay’s life when things are less-than-glorious. So yeah, Team Michael. Woo!

  15. e. says:

    When she dies, the parents will blame everyone else (media, Hollywood, enablers) instead of themselves. All the crazy drama in their lives is always someone else’s fault… always a misunderstanding… always just a personal attack against them for no good reason. Lindsay picked that up in spades and it will contribute to her early death. It’s sad.

  16. GatsbyGal says:

    I would not be surprised, nor saddened, if she suddenly up and died. When I learned that Heath Ledger had passed, I was inconsolable for almost an hour and still to this day when I really think of him, my eyes mist over.

    But Lohan has never been, and will never be, beloved like Heath was. And when she dies, I will shake my head and laugh.

  17. daisyfly says:

    I don’t care what his intentions were – what he said was right.

    She needs help, she needs to get it now before she hurts herself or someone else, and no one in her circle gives a shit about her because she’s easier to manipulate when she’s f*cked up.

    Michael is a douche, a heel, a slime, a dick, a deadbeat.

    But that doesn’t change the fact that Lindsay needs help.

  18. Ruby Red Lips says:

    I agree that Heath Ledger was on a different level career wise

    Lindsay is not learning, she is too far involved with her lifestyle, has numerous enablers, unsupportive parents and has lost her grip on reality.

    I really hope she wakes up, but if it has to be of her own accord, I’m not convinced this will ever happen.

    She will either be not much longer for this world, or she will be a drug addict that survives allbeit with serious mental and physical problems due to her intake.

    Another Hollywood tragedy, dead or alive

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