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Michael Lohan Bails on Betty Ford Mission

10/19/2010 11:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Michael Lohan is giving up on his hell-bent attempt to see Lindsay inside the Betty Ford Center -- and he claims Dina Lohan is the reason why he abruptly skipped town.

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Michael says Dina showed up in Palm Springs yesterday armed with the protective order she has against Michael. The document states Michael must stay 100 yards away from Dina at all times. 

Michael says he didn't want to cause a problem for Lindsay during Dina's visit -- it's Family Week at Betty Ford -- so Daddy Dearest hightailed it back to L.A.



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16.

Delmar    

@RachMca: "At least her sister, mom, and friends stick by her." Yes. And her brothers Michael Jr. and Cody.

1466 days ago
17.

Ernie    

And her father was not allowed??? Some family.

Please.... Dina and Michael can thank each other for the demise of their family. It takes two ... and it seems like Dina is calling the shots and just look where her daughter winds up.
Nice.

I wonder if Michael didn't apply some pressure along the way that his daughter wouldn't be in a grave right now?

Damage ... fix the damage Lohans. Then your family will get healed.

1466 days ago
18.

Cgregk    

It's good to see that there are still SOME people in the world that don't want everyone else to fail. What's with that? Shout outs to all you lovers, not haters.

1466 days ago
19.

JMJ    

Question? Does either of Lindseys poor excuse for parents have a job? It doesn't appear that way, so how do they survive??

1466 days ago
20.

Delmar    

@Ernie What behind-the-scenes knowledge do you have of Dina? Have you done any type of investigative journalism on the real Dina Lohan vs. whatever perverted image that many in the public have formed about her?

Michael's obsessive, dangerous, destructive actions and behavior is on public display. There's no order of protection against Dina. No arrests, no allegations of public violence against anyone, no rehabs that we know of, no pictures released of ex lovers in compromised positions, no tapes revealed of conversations with trusted family and/or friends, equating Dina with Michael is foolhardy and sadly done by much of the public.

The Lohans have a family dynamic unknown to much of the public. Maybe the grandmother has an influence on Dina's kids we don't know about. What is the real relationship of Michael Jr. and Lindsay and does Michael Jr. consult with his father to cool it from time to time? And Ali may play a crucial family role in her interactions with Lindsay. Their lives in reality isn't the extreme sensationalist garbage promoted by the media, they are real-life people that have their own lives and most of what goes on in their lives is hidden from the public. It's easy for you to pontificate about what Lindsay needs but in reality, you have very limited knowledge of the Lohans.

1466 days ago
21.

Cgregk    

Since when do we in AMERICA make people be around those we don't want in our lives?! Lindsay obviously doesn't want anything to do with Michael after his history...it seems like that part should be clear to everyone by now. Why doesn't anyone respect that? I don't want people telling me and forcing me to be around people who are negative, do you? Why doesn't Lindsay have the same right?

1466 days ago
22.

Nicole     

@Cgregk

Exactly and it doesn't look like LL will ever give him another chance because he just can't be trusted.

Even in 07 after Lindsay got the plea and the Cirque became court ordered for 30 days and he actually flew out to see her and they reconcilled he was recording and saving conversations then. When they actually had a relationship.

If he is recording and saving conversations when he was actually part of the family again who know what he is doing when he isn't.

1466 days ago
23.

Rikwes    

@20 Amen to that excellent post. Folks think they know persons by reading about them but all you are seeing is a media created image which has nothing to do with reality.

One thing is for certain : with the extremely complex family dynamic ( daughter being the sole income provider for entire family, broken home, restraining order from mum against dad etc. ) it will take a lot longer than a mere 45 days to make sense of this mess, regardless of personalities of those involved .

1466 days ago
24.

sam    

Until Dina and Michael start working as a team together Lindsay will not get better. Michael acknowledges that he was a dead beat Dad and let his daughter and the rest of the family down. Dina better realize she has to be a "Mom", soon or their other kids will soon be following Lindsay into rehab/jail.

1466 days ago
25.

CJ    

TMZ...if you must do a story on the Lohans, how about an investigative report on where Michael Lohan gets his money? Seriously, the idiot flys around from here to there and seems on a permanent vaction all the time. It doesn't appear this idiot has to work like the rest of us. How can he afford anything? By selling stories about his kid?

1466 days ago
26.

SaraBellum    

Where is this knob getting the cash for all these flights back and forth everywhere?

1466 days ago
27.

SaraBellum    

LOL CJ, we thought of it at the same time!

1466 days ago
28.

Delmar    

@Sam "Dina better realize she has to be a "Mom", soon or their other kids will soon be following Lindsay into rehab/jail."

I guess you are unaware of her 22-year old son that graduated college summa c u m laude in May and has had a steady girlfriend for almost 3 years. Michael Jr. will be 23 in December. There's no signs whatsoever anything is amiss with Michael Jr. So far so good with 16-year old Ali as well who will be 17 in December. Besides wearing "skimpy" clothes on a modeling shoot, there's nothing amiss about Ali whatsoever. So, maybe Dina is a "Mom".

1466 days ago
29.

Nicole     

@sam and everyone saying Michael needs another chance it isn't happening. He can't be trusted and would just betray them.
This is the man who actually leaks photos,videos,stories and even records phonecalls/messages when the family is actually talking to him to use in the future.

@Rikwes
Dina said Lindsay only wants to do 30 days and is finishing on the 28th obviously depending on the outcome of the hearing.

In reality the Judge doesn't have that much over so it isn't like he can order her to months of rehab when she would do a max of 6 weeks in jail if she refused probation.
I think outpatient is definetly her best option because if she doesn't want to be there she obviously won't make any progress or comply.

1466 days ago
30.

Jessica    

Honestly, we all know that Michael sucks, but if it was FAMILY WEEK and they were doing FAMILY counseling, then I think that he should be there, expecially if Lindsey blames him for her problems(which I think is a load of crap, it's her own fault).

1466 days ago
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