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Lindsay to Barbara Walters

Sorry, I Won't Talk

About The Crash

11/9/2012 6:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Lindsay Lohan has officially pulled out of her "20/20" interview with Barbara Walters ... and TMZ has learned it was all because her new PR team didn't want Babs to grill Lilo like a cheeseburger over the ongoing investigation in her car crash.

Lindsay was scheduled to sit down with Walters this week ... and we're told when she originally agreed to the interview, it was supposed to focus on her new movie, "Liz & Dick."

But sources close to the actress tell us ... in the past week, producers made it clear to Lohan that Barbara wanted to talk about her personal life as well ... including allegations that she lied to police about the June car crash on Pacific Coast Highway.

We're told Lindsay's new PR team, Rogers & Cowan, felt it would be a mistake to put Lindsay in the hot seat ... where she could possibly say something that could screw up her case ... so they pulled the plug.

Sources tell us Lindsay feels terrible for canceling on Barbara, especially since she considers Walters a family friend, and wants to reschedule as soon as her team feels the time is right.

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10:31 AM PT -- An ABC News spokesperson tells TMZ ... "We are disappointed that Lindsay cancelled the interview and wish her well."

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ilovegossip    

So this is her new PR people...already giving Lindsay a bad rap. Great job!

You sure know how to pick them, Lindsay!

681 days ago
17.

Luv    

All she had to say was 'no comment', my attorney has advised me not to talk about legal manners. and went on from there. This can't be the only reason she declined. She had a great opportunity and she threw it in the trash.

681 days ago
18.

Andyconda    

Honig is loving every minute of this..
I say bring Milo, Dina, and lindsay for a three way interview at the county jail.

681 days ago
19.

help this young woman    

Yes. This looks like a PR team in charge. They have collared TMZ as well.

681 days ago
20.

futmz    

Breach Of Contract!!! One million!!!!! Sue sue sue!!!

681 days ago
21.

Celeb Gossip Maven    

I wonder how the producers of her Lifetime movie feel about this. Didn't they pay off her Chateau bill under the agreement that she would do the fully in-depth interview with Barbara for the movie PR???

681 days ago
22.

bendernet    

Baba Wawa was ready to rip you to pieces.

681 days ago
23.

Vinsetta    

I thought this would come up when she responded to pulling out of this interview last night. Either some jackass enabler was gonna get on here and say Lindsay will reschedule the interview or Lohan will say she still wants to do one in the future. What's the GD point? Nice lying spin again. She doesn't feel terrible and Walters some close family friend...sure.

681 days ago
24.

ilovegossip    

So Lindsay is paying people to drag her name through the mud? Great...

681 days ago
25.

zombie    

Why, oh why do "journalists" insist on interviewing this nasty, lying, criminal skank? There is nothing new this idiot has to say. Why can't she just fade into obscurity?

681 days ago
26.

futmz    

Dress like a princess
Fight like a whore
Smoke like a chimney
Steal from the poor

Terrorize society
Slander, blame, accuse
Lie like a throw rug
Try another ruse

Guzzle 20 magnums
Gack a key of coke
Clamslam a random skank
Smoke smoke smoke

681 days ago
27.

ilovegossip    

Ok, so there goes another job opportunity, since she would have been paid for that interview. Let's see, what does she have on the horizon??? Um, NOTHING!

And people say her star is rising. When was the last time she had a modeling gig? Think her present looks have anything to do with that? Or do you think doing Playboy derailed that whole career?

Whomever her management team is, sucks, that's for sure!

681 days ago
28.

Jen    

It would have been nothing but lies and giggles anyways.

681 days ago
29.

Its Nikki Bitches    

Can Lifetime still do this? Someone posted it when they firsy hire Lying Lindsay

do not understand this producers insistence to use Lindsay Lohan for the Elizabeth Taylor film... until I heard his interview: She is the MOST INSURED ACTOR TO WALK ON A SOUND STAGE...I believe that this producer is COUNTING on Lindsay Lohan to undermine the production and fail, cancelling the production, and he gets TAX FREE MONEY from the insurance company so he can use HIS own money, from the insurance company, to finance his own production ...and make more money. So, in my opinion, hiring Lindsay Lohan is a brilliant insurance scam.

681 days ago
30.

Marilyn    

Barbara,
I won't talk about the Porsche crash,
the man I hit in NYC,
the fire alarm I pulled,
the fight with Mommy,
Daddy,
plastic surgery,
my sexual preferences,
the Elizabeth Taylor trailer I trashed....
Please feel free to add more topics I am
not talking about....

681 days ago
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