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Michael Lohan's Lawyer

We Mean Business

4/26/2010 4:22 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Michael Lohan's lawyer has just sent TMZ a statement, saying unless Lindsay Lohan and her lawyer sit down and talk to her dad about the obvious problems, they will go to court to force the issue.

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Attorney Lisa Bloom says it's clear Lindsay has a problem ... with photos surfacing nightly of Lindsay clubbing and appearing "under the influence of alcohol or substances."

Bloom says Michael will take "any and all appropriate legal action to save and protect his daughter."

As for what legal options ... Bloom says she's not foreclosing anything.

Bloom adds ... if Lindsay doesn't meet with Michael in the next few days, "Michael is prepared to pursue other legal action towards his one and only goal: to save and protect his daughter."

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16.

Dinah    

#10 - what money? she's broke.

1619 days ago
17.

angles    

this lady needs a rude awakening offending others is a sign for help . she is out of control help her before she atemps to hurt herself .

1619 days ago
18.

Ernie    

Good. Finally. Get the courts involved. Get someone else in there besides yourself, Michael. You are doing the right thing. If she does not want to talk then move forward. No one can say you didn't try if things turn the other way. What other celebrity parent did this type of intervention on their now dead children?? PLEASE ... those bashers ... give this guy the benefit of the doubt right now. He gave his daughter plenty of chances to reform/repent of her out of control behavior. She has taken the road of least resistance and wants to continue her downhill spiral. However, everyone is watching now ... and the courts can now.. finally get involved instead of just a worried father trying to do whatever it takes to get through to his daugther. This is a first ... and one we can all learn from. Who cares if it plays out in the media??? This could be Hollywood at its' finest... trying to save one of its own. Good. Hollywood needs to care, because it certainly has contributed to the moral demise of our country for far too long. It has been allowed to eat its young only to move onto to others who get caught in the same trap. Celebrities are not immune to consquences for their behaviors and Michael Lohan is just the one to get some changes made... even if he only saves his own daughter. Maybe some of the other celebrity parents will learn something and stand up and fight. GOOD MICHAEL... keep it up. Set an example.

1619 days ago
19.

Ernie    

Good. Finally. Get the courts involved. Get someone else in there besides yourself, Michael. You are doing the right thing. If she does not want to talk then move forward. No one can say you didn't try if things turn the other way. What other celebrity parent did this type of intervention on their now dead children?? PLEASE ... those bashers ... give this guy the benefit of the doubt right now. He gave his daughter plenty of chances to reform/repent of her out of control behavior. She has taken the road of least resistance and wants to continue her downhill spiral. However, everyone is watching now ... and the courts can now.. finally get involved instead of just a worried father trying to do whatever it takes to get through to his daugther. This is a first ... and one we can all learn from. Who cares if it plays out in the media??? This could be Hollywood at its' finest... trying to save one of its own. Good. Hollywood needs to care, because it certainly has contributed to the moral demise of our country for far too long. It has been allowed to eat its young only to move onto to others who get caught in the same trap. Celebrities are not immune to consquences for their behaviors and Michael Lohan is just the one to get some changes made... even if he only saves his own daughter. Maybe some of the other celebrity parents will learn something and stand up and fight. GOOD MICHAEL... keep it up. Set an example.

1619 days ago
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InformationTrafficker    

@Bobbarnett



The LAPD already had considered taking the action themselves and have progressive reports of Lindsay's increasingly erratic behavior.



All that she has to do at this point is mess up again in a relatively significant way and I'm sure that they will move in on her, along with Mike.



Looking at the steps that Bloom has taken already, all that they are doing is adding to the paper trail that the LAPD already have on file.



It's just a matter of time, seeing the way that Linds has been acting. It's like she doesn't care anymore.



We'll see...

1619 days ago
21.

tg    

You may talk about this man like a dog - but at least he seems to be taking steps to get his daughter well. After all, you never hear anything about the mom being concerned. You can't dwell on people's past mistakes. Some people do LEARN from them. So I say - she has nothing to lose, anyway.

1619 days ago
22.

cochino    

Tell me why a 16yr old kid is not in school, and is being stashed away with her older less-influencial substance abusive sister. Is Dina saying this kid is being home schooled? I hardly think so.



Why Child Protective Services hasn't jumped on this alone is an embarassing blow to the system.....



Tell me why a mother would put at risk a minor child with such a gem of an older sibling.



I admit, the father isn't the best to trust to clean her up, but in all seriousness, it's all she has.



The only one sober or awake long enough to care or find out the well being of the 16yr old is the father.

1619 days ago
23.

vida    

That's a funny video, a minute out of a live video from Eminem - Ass like that. He messes Lindsay around.
http://www.vida.tv/video/Lindsay_Lohan_messed_up_by_Eminem

1619 days ago
24.

Just sayn    

Perhaps this is her life path, which she has choosen and her father needs to accept the fact he has nor has he ever had any control over the fact.

1619 days ago
25.

Bobbarnett    

25. @Bobbarnett




The LAPD already had considered taking the action themselves and have progressive reports of Lindsay's increasingly erratic behavior.




All that she has to do at this point is mess up again in a relatively significant way and I'm sure that they will move in on her, along with Mike.




Looking at the steps that Bloom has taken already, all that they are doing is adding to the paper trail that the LAPD already have on file.




It's just a matter of time, seeing the way that Linds has been acting. It's like she doesn't care anymore.




We'll see...
Posted at 12:50 PM on Apr 26, 2010 by InformationTrafficker




WRONG
I've gotten 5150s
That's not the way it works
The police have no interest in those kind of family matters w/o court orders
Stop playing atty, fanboy

1619 days ago
26.

Laur    

If Corey Haim's death and many others arent a wake up call for us to support him, nothing will. He refuses to let his child die this way, I understand, he is DESPERATE to save her. Whatever his reasons are, at least hes trying to do something to save her, this is real life people OD all the time. What is her Mom doing? Im sorry? Does she realize her child is on the same road as Corey Haim? Use the media Michael, use the courts, SAVE your child, but does she want to be saved? that's the core issue. Maybe if Father and Mother would be together on this Lindsay might listen.

1619 days ago
27.

sc1432    

What happened to the times before this? His daughter did not become like this overnight.
It seems to me that he is more concerned with control of her money then anythinig else.
If it was my daughter i would want to keep our problems private but yet this is plastered all over TMZ.
Michael even gave a interview on TMZ.
I believe he does not have her best interest at heart, it seems like money is the motivater.
Michael, Keep your family business PRIVATE. You should focus on getting a job. Of all people i do not think a judge in his right
mind would give you power over your daughter and her money.

1619 days ago
28.

Ernie    

Try private schools, Dina. Homeschooling only works when the parent is there to do the homeschooling... not sitting on the other side of the country with you head in the sand and talking on the phone to your daughters who tell you everything is FINE. Fine... my butt. Get on a plane and get your freaking hands dirty for a change. What kind of a mother are you, Dina? What is so important back east that you can not get your sorry ass out to California?? Do you actually believe your daughters are fine in Hollywood? FINE? FINE??? Your 16 year old is hanging around with her out of control .. yet states she is fine ... older daughter. WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU LADY???

1619 days ago
29.

InformationTrafficker    

Section 5150 is a section of the California Welfare and Institutions Code (specifically, the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act or "LPS") which allows a qualified officer or clinician to involuntarily confine a person deemed to have a mental disorder that makes them a danger to him or her self, and/or others and/or gravely disabled.
A qualified officer, which includes any California peace officer, as well as any specifically designated county clinician, can request the confinement after signing a written declaration. When used as a term, 5150 (pronounced "fifty-one-fifty") can informally refer to the person being confined or to the declaration itself.
Watch it happen...with a court order perhaps. The paper trail is being established.

1619 days ago
30.

Laris    

Oh just shut up already...

1619 days ago
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