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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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76.

Amy    

Who cares about his past. He's reformed and paid his debt to society. I think this man tries to do the right thing. I like Michael Lohan. Lindsay would benefit from spending some time with her father!!

2556 days ago
77.

kevin    

There's the best rehab iin the US in Minnesota. Its called Halzeton and its in Forest Lake Minnesota. If you want your Daughter to live a full life I suggest you get her to a treatment center away from Hollywood and all those so-called friends that could really care less about her. Hazelton in Forest Lake Minnesota they will help her.

2556 days ago
78.

Soul    

I believe, if this man is sincere that it is a wonderful gesture. It is never too late to rebuild or restore. I also hope that for the next rising star & their family - if you are in church, don't let the "holyweird" lifestyle get you confused. Stay close to God. Don't get lured & destroyed by the LOVE of Money - which is the root of all evil!

2556 days ago
79.

I THINK BRITNEY ROCKS    

Dana Plato off of Different Strokes also had a bad drug habit that took her life. Seems no one could save her. But then theirs Whitney Houstan who was a huge crack head and I believe she beat her demons. I'm thinking at this point rehab isn't working for her, so the best bet is to spend some time in jail to get clean. And yes I'm a fan.

2556 days ago
80.

MADMOM    

Very sad, as the mother of an alcoholic, I feel sad for her.

Her's is a disease and some never get it!

Pray for her

2556 days ago
81.

Natasha    

yeah so in this particular case i blame her dumb ass "momager" who is probably feeding her daughter liquor and cocaine

2556 days ago
82.

Hal    

Michael Lohan - you are a disgusting piece of s***. You have done enough damage to Lindsay, so fade your ugly mug outta sight for the rest of your obnoxious days on this earth. LEAVE HER ALONE; SHUT YOUR MOUTH!

2556 days ago
83.

simon birch    

I hear alot of people in these comments that are full of hate and only want to inflict their own punishment on her, do any of you really think you are any differant? Give you the money and fame she has...My bet is you would be in the same place. Look at all the NBA so called stars...poor nobodies...till one thing happens...money and they go crazy...without the real understanding of what is important then anyone is doomed. Some find it before they die....most don't. Let him who is without sin, cast the first stone...

2556 days ago
84.

BETTYB    

Both the mother and the dad should be barred from ALL of Lohan's money and assets. Period. TOTAL CUTOFF. It would be interesting to see whether they would have the desire or find the time to help their daughter, if they couldn't live off of her. Absolutely the worst parents I have seen in a long time. The dad desperately wants back in the fold so he can profit from her fame. The "mother" needs to be locked up for the disinterest she has shown in her, always trying to promote ONLY herself. Pathetic parents. No wonder this girl is in trouble.

2556 days ago
85.

Ms_Tell_It_Like_It_Is    

Good Grief! If parents have to be ORDERED BY THE COURT to stop badmouthing each other around their children, they have no right to custody of their children. No wonder Lindsay is a complete train wreck with alcohol and drug addictions.

It says a lot, too, that her father finds it necessary to tell the media his plans regarding his train wreck daughter, instead of communicating with his wife, even if he is only able to do so through their lawyers.

The whole family needs a lot of counseling, both separate and together, to learn HOW TO ACT.

2556 days ago
86.

frankie    

SHE NEEDS TO LEAVE HOLLYWOOD AND LIVE WITH HER MOM , MAYBE GO TO COLLEGE . SHE NEEDS TO GET AWAY FROM ALL THE BAD INFLUENCES . SHE HAS WAY TO MUCH MONEY TO DO WHAT SHE WANTS . HER PARENTS NEED TO GROW UP AND ACT LIKE PARENTS BEFORE THEY LOSE HER FOR GOOD !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!WAKE UP!!!!!!!!!!!

2556 days ago
87.

frankie    

To Lindsey's "father" you should really stop talking to everyone about your daughter . Why don't you try talking to her REV ! Get her out of showbiz . Dosent she have enough money . At this rate no one is going to hire her anymore . You threw her out to the wolves . When you should have gone with her to Hollywood ..................

2556 days ago
88.

Terry    

This manipulating abuser just wants back in the money and control and will use even his own kid to do it.
What does sitting down with Dina have to do with helping his grown daughter.Go for it dude, better yet stay clear and help yourself.

2556 days ago
89.

Sedna    

Michael Lohan needs to run not walk and talk to his sponsor (i.e. AA sponsor!) and get to a meeting!!!

One part of keeping sober is about helping others....WITHOUT THE SPOTLIGHT!!!

A sure way back to alcohol is to turn yourself (if only in your own mind) into a martryr.

Her problems are her own...if you make them yours it is to....

1. Call attention to yourself

2. A reason to drink




2556 days ago
90.

Terry    

He will use any means to get into the mix, he is a criminal mind a con wanna be artist who scammed thousands of dollars from people and has no place helping his daughter at this point.
His divorce from Dina is just that, move on. He dose not need to sit down with her now as if Lindsay is 12.
Nor go right to the media when ever his daughter falls down, If he cared about her at all he would not make matters worse but it's not really about Lindsay now is it.

2556 days ago
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