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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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31.

Andyconda    

I HOPE BARBRA AND LINDSAY READS THESE COMMENTS

712 days ago
32.

Cheryl A.    

Yeah, she also wont talk about stealing jewlery and furs, wont talk about drugs that were in her pants that she did NOT own, wont talk about her stupid mother or father, wont talk about her childhood but YES, she will talk about the blockbuster (as in you would want to bust your head if you saw it) Liz and Dick.

712 days ago
33.

pattycakes not to be confused with pattycake    

I wonder what the insurance companies think of her as a client. They don't give a happy hoot about her celebrity status. She'd a high risk, lots of accidents. To the car lease people hand her cars for free? Just curious...

712 days ago
34.

Andyconda    

is her new PR Team Screwme,More,and How?

712 days ago
35.

Andyconda    

Nothing positive to talk about so she had to cancel..
that and the time frame for the interview interfered with her coke addiction and Happy Hour

712 days ago
36.

Its Nikki Bitches    

It wouldn't surprise me one bit if Lifetime bails on Liz and Dick.

712 days ago
37.

ilovegossip    

So does she (or her PR firm) honestly believe that anyone wants to talk to Lindsay about anything other than her personal life? Like anyone wants to hear about Liz and Dick. Who would tune in to listen to Lindsay ONLY talk about her career? Seriously...

712 days ago
38.

jenny ruby    

what crash

712 days ago
39.

the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

She was never going to do that interview. BW is not a "griller" so not buying it, it's not hard to say, "I've been advised not to speak about that." In regard to the rest, she would have just trotted out her same pack of lies about learning from her mistakes and blah, blah, blah. She's too strung out to go on tv, that's all.

712 days ago
40.

futmz    

“JESUS!! Get the camcorder!! That sounded like 20 plane crashes in a row!!! This is HUGE!!!! HURRY UP!!!!”

“Forget it. That was just Linds and her “good morning” smokers hack“.

"Oh".

712 days ago
41.

Phishie from Philly    

Shouldn't her lawyer tell her this instead of her PR's?
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Phishie from Philly

712 days ago
42.

AlwaysOnTimeB    

So, SO over Lilo and all of her hi-jinks. As long as she gets away with everything, she will continue on her downward spiral. It's her life, let her flush it down the drain. Who cares anymore? It sure isn't her parents!

712 days ago
43.

futmz    

Linds was approached by an unnamed adult protective undergarment company. When asked if she might be interested in testing their product
and endorsing it, Linds finished another pitcher of Southern Comfort and slurred “OMG! Whatever. Just gimme the check and put my name on whatever you want”.

DUIna immediately tried to rent the Hearst Castle for the celebration. Cash only. Back to the Hey Baby hourly motel (with ice maker)..

712 days ago
44.

Rhonda    

one of these days, I hope the stupid judge in her case will teach her that she can't always run from the truth! (

712 days ago
45.

liquidbabydoll    

funny

712 days ago
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