Lindsay's Dad Makes Desperate Plea -- to Maury?

10/27/2009 5:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Once again proving how out of touch he is with his daughter, Michael Lohan went on the Maury Povich show today and delivered a televised message to LiLo in which he insulted her ... and then promised to "save her life."

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First Mike called Lindsay a "hollow person" ... then claimed there was "nothing left in her" -- and finally said he "couldn't even look at her."

Then, after the dramatic plea, Michael actually had the stones to say, "I hate to speak out publicly like this..."


FYI -- Today's show was called "You're 14 ... Stop Lap Dancing and Trying to Get Pregnant."

Stay classy, Michael.