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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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76.

ilovegossip    

At least we know who the smart enablers are. They are not posting because they realize there is no way to spin this in a good light.

Cancelling this interview was a bad career move, no matter how you slice it!

690 days ago
77.

messenger.    

@Red Cloud

I agree. I remember when Steve Honig quit haters here said there was no way any PR would take Lindsay on LMAO! Lindsay signed with one of the best.

690 days ago
78.

Celeb Gossip Maven    

Wow, she literally just burned the last minuscule platform she had; I am sure the producers and Barbara Walters are PISSED!!!!!!!
When are people going to realize that if they associate with her, they will have to deal with her b.s.
She is not worth it, she is DONE!!!!!

690 days ago
79.

Red Cloud    


ilovegossip

Red Cloud last night: Lindsay's interview with BW is right on schedule.

Red Cloud today: LOL @ those that thought she'd do an interview that would ask her personal questions.

HUH???? He's spinning like a top!!! LOL!!!
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just one more, promise....

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Are you serious???? My post was BEFORE this thread. Haters can't POSSIBLY be so ridiculous as to think she should ALLOW questions about the crash and investigation. This has got to be a hater put on!!!!!!!

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gone, promise////////

690 days ago
80.

Laura    

Does she really need a "PR team"? I mean, the job offers aren't pouring in. Mostly, her PR team needs to find ways to cover her lies and deceptions.

690 days ago
81.

yomama    

what LOLhan doesn't get is that no one gives a flying fudge in a rolling donut about her "career" and we're only interested in hearing about whatever gooberific move she's made most recently. She's a sideshow... and anyone who interviews her only is interviewing her for the freak-show.

690 days ago
82.

ilovegossip    

Red Cloud, do you honestly believe anyone would interview SOLELY for the purpose of Liz and Dick and not ask personal questions?

How difficult is it to say "no comment" or I can't answer that due to the on-going investigation?

You (and the other enablers) can't be serious, right??? You honestly believe the lesser of two evils is to cancel a PR opportunity than to just answer the questions with a "no comment"? THAT is what you are saying? SMH!!!

690 days ago
83.

messenger.    

TMZ you overestimate yourselves. Lindsays personal life goes WAY beyond this accident. The issues with her mother, her fathers bogus intervention, the tapes her father released, his threats to kidnap her. There is an awful lot Lindsay would not talk about and why should she? its her PRIVATE life.The reason she was doing the interview in the first place wa to discuss the Liz & Dick movie but ABC said they wanted to talk about her private life. Good decision by her new PR people.

690 days ago
84.

ilovegossip    

Ok, now I know that the enablers on this post are just trolls looking to stir things up.

No one in their right mind would ever think that canceling a PR opportunity like being interviewed in prime time by Barbara Walters is a better move than answering a tough question with "I can't answer that due to the ongoing investigation"!

At least now I know who the true trolls are. Thanks for outing yourself!

690 days ago
85.

Grandma Cracker    

HA! HELL(p) comes here and says that Lindsay did a print interview yesterday, and now she cancels on Barbara Walters!

@LA LOSER

690 days ago
86.

messenger.    

The only people disappointed Lindsay isn't giving BW an interview are the haters LOL

690 days ago
87.

messenger.    

Good job Lindsay and the PR team, less is MORE

690 days ago
88.

pam    

I really do not care what Lohan does, it is the fact that everyone is making a big deal that she is canceling on Babs; so what? Walters was never the lead lady of the news, she jumped on the celebrity news and that is about it. She is a person who is supposed to be intelligent , yet she has or had (I am not sure if she still is alive)a Mentally Ill sister that she hid from the world, It is important for those with some 'famous friends' to try to start fund-raisers and acknowledge and help bring out donations from the wealthy for this disease no one cares about...... as it is reflected by the fact no one talks about the horrible conditions those , like Walters sister, have/had to live in. So what goes around comes around Babs, Karma just seems to follow you for ever and a day.

690 days ago
89.

Snooki'sHairBump    

What a lame ass excuse. If they don't want her to talk about it, all they have to do is tell her to say "my lawyer says I'm not allowed to comment on the case" or even more simpler "no comment". I'm pretty sure if she's capable of ordering alcohol at the bar she's capable of saying those two words.

690 days ago
90.

Jay W.     

Click hate if your watching Liz & Di...hick!

690 days ago
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