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Lindsay Lohan

Publicist Quits

Over Michael Lohan Beef

10/25/2012 2:39 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

091912-lindsay-lohan-tmzLindsay Lohan's longtime publicist Steve Honig has called it quits -- and TMZ has learned, it was all over tension with Lindsay's dad.

Michael Lohan tells us, he butted heads with Steve big time in the weeks leading up to his Lindsay intervention on Friday -- but things came to a head over the weekend, when Steve released a statement saying Lindsay's management team had nothing to do with Michael's plans.

Michael flipped out on Steve over the statement, calling him a "f**king liar" in a text message.

Sources tell us, Steve threw in the towel last night -- quitting for good -- nearly two years after he signed on to be Lindsay's publicist.

Sources close to Lindsay tell us, Steve's decision to quit had nothing to do with the actress ... just her dad.

Steven and Lindsay have been through a lot together -- Lindsay's jewelry heist, her numerous car accidents, health scares, and 911 calls.

Steve tells us he didn't quit purely over MiLo, saying ... "Michael wishes he were that important."

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16.

LDB    

More like lack of money

706 days ago
17.

firebaby    

so, michael lohan is hell bent on "helping" his daughter, and of course by "help" he means selling every story, email, text and conversation to harvey.... now this guy, whose actual job is talking to the media, told the truth (it would seem), and now michael's pissed? i know michael lohan reads all these comments... why oh why doesn't he leave his daughter alone? he doesn't want to help her, he wants to famewhore her out....

706 days ago
18.

Its Nikki Bitches    

TMZ, KISS LYING LINDSAYS ASS AGAIN.....HERES THE REAL STORY BY HONIG HIMSELF

EXCLUSIVE!


News/

Lindsay Lohan's Publicist Steve Honig Quits Amid Endless String of LiLo Debacles

by Alexis L. Loinaz Today 12:50 PM PDT


Even loyal supporters have their breaking point.

And Lindsay Lohan's besieged publicist, apparently, has finally reached his.

Steve Honig, who's steered his beleaguered client through one scandal after another after another, has quit as LiLo's trusty flack, E! News has exclusively learned.

"He's resigned as Lindsay's publicist Wednesday night," a source tells E! News exclusively.

Lindsay Lohan arrested for leaving the scene of an accident in NYC

Honig, however, declined to elaborate on why he's decided throw in the towel, telling E! News, "I'm not discussing this out of respect for my client."




No doubt the publicist, who's been employed by LiLo for about a year and a half, has had his work cut out for him. During his time under LiLo's dime, he's racked up enough crisis-management victories to fill up a bushel's worth of resumes.

Let us try to count the ways, shall we? (Bear with us if we miss something here.)

Lindsay Lohan, Dina Lohan allegedly have blowout fight, cops called to Long Island home

Under Honig's watch, the star passed out in a hotel room, landed in the hospital after a frightening car crash, allegedly trashed her trailer, got tangled up in a jewelry heist, was reportedly banned from a hotel for unpaid bills, got arrested for an alleged hit-and-run, was embroiled in a 911-worthy spat with mom Dina Lohan, unleashed a war of words with pop Michael Lohan and, most recently, was faced with a failed intervention attempt by Michael, supposedly with the support of her handlers.

Good luck to LiLo's next flack.

706 days ago
19.

Andyconda    

steve"pinocio" honig is moving up to real celebs now..not child actresses with VD and no skills.

706 days ago
20.

Phreaky    

Trash - sounds like when the plan backfired, he tried to claim he wasn't a part of it when he really was. It's a publicist's job to LIE people.

706 days ago
21.

Lucky_130    

This must be a sign of Lindsays triumphant comeback, and or return,lol.

706 days ago
22.

Miss J    

If Milo's intention was 2 isolate her he is being successful. The last one standing between Linds, the cactus she will hug again, mommy dearest and sicko Milo will be, as always, Shawn.

706 days ago
23.

LiLo's boy toy    

OH NO, oh wait I don't really give a ----.

706 days ago
24.

Gretel    

Lindsay Lohan has a publicist? I assumed she used court filings and police records. Silly me.

706 days ago
25.

Tammy    

I thought TMZ saw the emails/texts between MiLo and Lindsay's team? So, is MiLo right that Steve's a "f**king liar?"

706 days ago
26.

Andyconda    

cant keep a job.cant keep a boy/girl friend cant keep out of trouble and cant keep a Voice or business manager..
crack heads have more strength then she has.
what a POS

706 days ago
27.

Mr.Bojangles    

Get that RO Lindsay because your dad is out of control.

706 days ago
28.

Zach Swan    

Probably the most thankless job in Hollywood, having to constantly spin and lie to cover up for this lieing, thieving, drugging harlot with an entitlement complex and a death wish. I would have quit too.

706 days ago
29.

ivy    

I think the only way any of the Lohan children will ever have a chance in successfully making it through life is if they completely remove themselves from any contact with their parents. I think people will stop hating on Lindsay so much if she just stayed away from those lunatics AND the Clubs. Lindsay stay away from the clubs! It’s so embarrassing already. Its not your fault you have a wacked out mother and an insane sociopath for a father farther but it is your fault that you continue to let them humiliate you.

706 days ago
30.

Hohan    

I thought Harvey was Lindsay Lohan's publicist.

706 days ago
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