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Lindsay's Dad to TMZ: "I'm Partly Responsible"

7/24/2007 12:11 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Michael Lohan, Lindsay's estranged dad, who was recently released from a two-year stint in a New York state prison over a DUI, tells TMZ that he's partly to blame for his daughter's constant problems with drugs, booze and the law.

In an exclusive conversation with TMZ, Lindsay's dad said that he doesn't believe that the 21-year-old can survive this latest DUI storm on her own, and wants to put the nasty custody fight with his estranged wife Dina on hold, in a last ditch effort to save their daughter's life. "I want to withdraw everything -- court wise -- sit down with Dina as Lindsay's parents and figure out how to help her," Lohan said. "Lindsay can't do this on her own ... when we were together, none of this was happening."

Last month, a Nassau County Family Court judge ordered Michael and Dina to see a family therapist as part of an ongoing custody war over their two children, Ali, 13 and Dakota, 11. The couple was also ordered to stop speaking negatively of each other in front of their kids and undergo counseling at a hearing on Monday.

TMZ also contacted Lindsay's mother Dina, who had no comment.

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Annonymous -    

Well to be honest with you, lindsay is going to end up like Anna Nichole Smith drug overdose and end up dead like her - oooooooo I know who killed me, bitch you killed yourself, you're gonna end up dead if you dont get more help, you need to be end up back at wonderland / promises or the betty ford clinic - which is it / take it or leave it - go back home to your mom & dad, they can take care of you -

2565 days ago
47.

char    

THE ONLY THING THAT CAN HELP LINDSEY MUST COME FROM A HIGHER POWER.
LINDSEY REJECTED ALL OF THE HELP OFFERED TO HER BY AA DURING HER STAY AT PROMISES.
THE WOMEN OF MALIBU AA TRIED TO INTERVENE AND HELP BUT HAD NO LUCK TRING TO HELP HER.

2565 days ago
48.

Big Momma    

does anyone know what this Polaroid Beach House is -- who owns it?

2565 days ago
49.

lvlyia    

WEll, at least he is be honest about his mistakes,,and not afraid to speak up and tell the public,,he F**k - UP.. IN LIFE and made bad choice's... TAKES THE RESPONCES-ABLITY OF HIS BEHAVIOR. AND HOW IT HAS EFFECTED HIS KIDS...

WHERE'S THE MOTHER(DINA).... WHAT ABOUT HER F**K-UPS...??? DINA IS A POOR EXCUSE OF A MOTHER...SHE GOES INTO HIDEING... DONT HEAR A WORD FROM HER...BUT EXCUSE'S...

SHE SHOULD TRY TO TAKE SOME OF THE BLAME AS WELL,,INSTEAD OF WORKING ON HER CAREER IN HOLLYWOOD.. AND TRYING TO GET MORE OF HER CHILDREN INTO ACTING... SHE IS A LOSER ....

SHE NEEDS ALOT OF COUNSELING HERSELF- DINA..

2565 days ago
50.

tbird    

THERE HAVE BEEN 12 REPORTS ON HER SO FAR THIS MORNING... THIS IS RIDICULOUS.. I DONT CARE WHO YOU ARE OR WHO YOUR PARENTS ARE.. HER ASS NEEDS TO BE LOCKED UP IN JAIL BEFORE SHE KILLS SOMEONE.. HOW MANY MORE TIMES ARE THEY GONNA LET HER OUT BECAUSE SHE CAN AFFORD TO PAY HER BAIL???? SHES JUST GONNA GET OUT AND REPEAT THE SAME THING SHES BEEN DOING.. NEXT WEEK WE'LL HEAR ABOUT BUST #3 OR THAT SHE KILLED SOMEONE DRIVING DRUNK OR HIGH... ITS AN OUTRAGE!!!! SOMEBODY NEEDS TO STOP THESE IDIOT CELEBRITIES FROM PASSING ON THESE TERRIBLE MESSAGES TO THE PEOPLE WHO LOOK UP TO THEM!!!!!

2565 days ago
51.

Zenophobe Alien    

If dina is doing coke, as reported on t.V. then maybe she shouldn't have the other two kids. Put her Ass in jail for what she has done to her kids. Dad has already done his time.

2565 days ago
52.

are you kidding me?    

of course it is partly your fault! hello! what kind of values have you and your stupid wife been teaching your kids? NONE!
I watch my sister in law struggle with the same issues. my mother in law is an alcoholic and addict (and i only say that because she goes to meetings and makes an effort to stay clean, otherwise she would just be a drunk) and was either high or drunk thru most of her formative years. now she is 20, been in rehab herself, contracted herpes and is knocked up by a guy we only hope will stick around to help out. if my sil was famous she would be just like every other hollywood starlet that has no family values taught from early on.
it goes to show that if the parents were there to help her thru everything, she would be okay.

2565 days ago
53.

ADR    

The parents are a big part of the blame. They estranged themselves with their daughter a long time ago with all their selfish desires. No structure for a child with money equals big trouble.

2565 days ago
54.

recovery101Fan    

Lindsay needs people with GOOD SOBRIETY, not her dad. Her father is too close to home for her. Better when its not a relative. Lindsay needs a spiritual awakening, she hasn't a clue and is too young to SEE it. Hopefully, she won't die before she COMES TO BELIEVE that only a power greater than herself can restore her to sanity.

2565 days ago
55.

Barb    

I just don't get this girl. She's obviously very talented. We were just watching The Parent Trap the other day. She speaks fluent French. I do think she has idiots for parents, though. Her father is a total loser and her mother is too preoccupied with herself to care about anything else. Linday's going to be uninsurable at any studio that makes films if she keeps up her reckless ways. She needs to grow up, learn to live responsibly (without the nutty parents interference) and understand that Hollywood can be unforgiving. She might also hurt herself or others. Granted, she must want to be a better person but, what's up with expensive rehabs.? I've heard in "regular" ones, you get kicked out of the program if you don't comply. $50,000 + is A LOT of money to waste on a glorified "spa".

2565 days ago
56.

m    

I have no sympathy for Lindsay. She will end up killing someone

2565 days ago
57.

Cindy    

At least he's owning up to the problem and not ignoring it like her "mother" is. But why would mama want her kid to sober up?? That is her bread and butter.

2565 days ago
58.

Fly on The Wall    

What is Paris to do now that Lilo has taken all the publicity today. Paris has to get some media attention everyday or she will burst. lmao Do you think she is laughing? I would like to hear her comments on this. Maybe she can help Lilo find the faith.

2565 days ago
59.

Rocco and David    

True. We as parents are responsible for how we raise our kids BUT, we are not responsible for the CHOICES they make as adults. Daddy-O is just looking for attention. Face it, Mr. Lo- you were a bad role model but Lilo made her own choices. She will now have to face what SHE did! Nuff Said!!!

2565 days ago
60.

Team Kim    

Hey Micheal, better open that rehab as soon as possible, Lindz needs a new hang out!!

Hey Dina, better get your other 2 kids into movies soon, Lindz' 15 minutes are almost over.

I don't feel sorry for Lindsay, I feel sorry for her siblings.

2565 days ago
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