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Michael Lohan Pleads

Not Guilty to Domestic Charge

5/23/2011 10:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Michael Lohan is sticking by his story that he DIDN'T beat the crap out of his ex, Kate Major -- by pleading not guilty today to a misdemeanor charge of inflicting injury on a cohabitant.

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Michael entered the plea moments ago at the courthouse in Beverly Hills.

As we first reported, Michael was arrested on March 21 in L.A. after an argument with Kate allegedly became physical. Naturally, Michael claims Kate is the one who assaulted him.

Michael's trial starts July 5.

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31.

Areader    

Quick question for you Harvey. Why do you send out your employees to cover Michael Lohan? He's not a celebrity of any kind, although he thinks he is. This a waste of time!

1067 days ago
32.

Rogue Warrior    

Milo YOU ARE THE MAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1067 days ago
33.

Miss Cleo    

Mikey's claim to fame will be that -
beyond Lindsay herself, her sperm donor [dad] Michael Lohan was the driving force in the untimely demise/death of her acting career. But, he did propel her to a second Loser career as the Top-Selling Queen of the gossip sites
No legitimate film project wants anything to do with a gossip site whore.

1067 days ago
34.

Good riddance!    

D O U C H E B A G!!!!! Just like the rest of this crappy family of criminal sociopaths.

1067 days ago
35.

Cujeaux    

Nobody gives a F* about Michael Lohan and his endless brushes with the law. He's not a celebrity and shouldn't be reported on.

1067 days ago
36.

Julie    

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/22/us/22gossip.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

It's not like I really have any respect for the Lohans, but this article confirms they are lower than low. S***. How much did TMZ pay for this "exclusive"?

1067 days ago
37.

DANA    

Has anyone noticed he and his daughter using same tacktics.
They attack and than they call 911 playing the victim.

1067 days ago
38.

Lilli    

Breaking News? Someone at TMZ has a subtle sense of humor?

1067 days ago
39.

dreamon    

Really excellent article in the New York times that Julie cites.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/22/us/22gossip.html?pagewanted=1&_r=2&sq=lohan&st=cse&scp=1

1067 days ago
40.

dreamon    

From the New York Times

...In this overheated gossip marketplace, where the need for fresh fodder routinely turns bad behavior into “news,” the Lohans are prototypes of new Hollywood characters — celebrities famous for being infamous.

Lindsay Lohan, who first impressed critics in 1998 by playing 11-year-old twins in “The Parent Trap,” had a bright acting future but began struggling with drugs, alcohol and the law, often in public view. Now she is on the gossip sites daily, alternately as a comeback-in-waiting and a onetime prodigy gone wrong

......Often, that ends up being Ms. Lohan’s father. A former commodities trader who was jailed in the 1990s in a securities fraud scandal, he has made a second career hawking morsels about his family, himself and others in the celebrity sphere in which he travels.

....When asked in an interview about his attempt to “monetize” his harassment charge last summer, Mr. Lohan answered, “You have to.”

“It’s a business,” he said, adding, “If they want to write stories about me, why shouldn’t I get paid to tell the truth?”

He said the incident with Ms. Major “had nothing to do with the show” they were filming. As for law enforcement suspicions that the couple exploited the case for maximum exposure, Mr. Lohan said he would “not confirm or deny what was part of the media and what wasn’t.”

......On any given day, Mr. Lohan can be seen on Radar or TMZ promoting his rock song, “A Father’s Love,” about his daughter; writing to Mr. Sheen on his need for rehabilitation; or appearing in a video with Ms. Major getting his-and-her Botox injections.

In late 2009, he gave Radar a recording of a conversation with his daughter about her depression and isolation that he said he released to pressure her to get help. At the time, Mr. Lohan told The New York Post that he was not being paid for the tapes but suggested that he might have been for an accompanying interview.

.........He has extended his role beyond his own family, joining the ranks of “story brokers” who negotiate gossip-for-pay deals.

1067 days ago
41.

lisa2    

Total publicity ho's both he and Kate. Probably a fabricated story.


Grossest thing ever Kim G. and Michael Lohan are still at it...gag.

1067 days ago
42.

ernie    

Yes Michael..... doesn't everyone who gets busted "want it to just go
away?" Really Michael.... Hello. Is there anyone home?

Of course there are "better things to do" and you don't "want to drag Kate through the mud." Remember, buddy... this is something you started.... not Kate.

I hope you are held accountable for your actions, Michael. There has to be a day in a Lohan life where one of them takes responsibility for their actions. AND... the apple really doesn't fall far from the tree in the Lohan family. It is ALWAYS someone else's fault. ALWAYS.

1065 days ago
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