Michael Lohan Fires Back at Lindsay & Sam


Aug. 28 2008, Published 10:41 a.m. ET

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The war of words between Lindsay Lohan and her dad, Michael Lohan, continues to escalate.

Earlier this week, Michael told reporters that he was wary of the relationship between his daughter and DJ Sam Ronson. "Samantha is using my daughter," he said. "People never even knew who Samantha Ronson was until she met Lindsay."

And then last night, Linds and Sam took turns slamming LiLo's dad. "He has become a public embarrassment," said Lindsay in her MySpace blog entry, while Sam said Michael "is a man who is so desperate for attention that he goes to the media whenever possible."

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Now, Michael has reached out exclusively to OK! to vent his frustration, calling the double blog entries, "absolutely ridiculous!"

In a statement to OK!, Michael says:

"When I first spoke out, I clearly stated that everything I said and my concerns were generated by my ex-wife, Dina... After a recent phone call from Lindsay while she was traveling on one of Samantha's DJ gigs, I became very concerned. It was then that we all agreed to have a mother/daughter/father sit-down when Lindsay got to NY.

"Everything was arranged and agreed (I have dozens of texts and recordings with Dina to prove it). But when the time came on Sunday, Dina chose to go into NYC and have dinner with Sam, Sam's mother and Lindsay, rather than address real issues and make things better for Lindsay.

"A day later, Dina told me that Sam was writing a book, that Sam was a negative influence on Lindsay and that Sam needs to be out of Lindsay's life....then she asked me how to do it!!

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"Matters became worse when Dina said Lindsay was in REAL danger and she needed to save her and get Lindsay into 'a place!' These are ALL Dina's words. Tell me, what father wouldn't be concerned and even pissed at Sam after hearing this!!???

"To even imagine that Dina would then go on vacation is even more sickening! Should we actually believe a women who says whe doesn't party with Lindsay, get drunk or care about fame? She has been on video and photographed dozens of times with Lindsay, drunk in public, thrown out of events, had public fights with Lindsay and then does a reality show which was so far from the truth, it's disgusting!

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"Dina cares? PLEASE!!!! Lindsay was once stalked by a guy name deleted  — who Dina trusted and I said from the get go that I didn't— only for Dina to look the other way when I had to get a task force to track him down.

"Dina took a percentage of Lindsay's money when I NEVER took a red cent! All the while, I only speak out when something is wrong or needs to be made right!

"Dina is a money-loving, fame-seeking, self-serving deceiver, who comes from roots of the same.

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"Meanwhile they say I seek fame! Ha! I am out there doing charity work, going on mission trips, working with the United Nations and trying to help my daughter while spending sleepless nights with a father dying of cancer. Did Dina call my dad, or have the kids visit or send a card to a man who never hurt a fly? NO! Dina raised all this alarm and caused this whole thing!

"While guilt may bring a response by some, others like Dina pass the buck and don't accept any responsibility at all.

"All I want is for Lindsay to be healthy and in a good relationship! I want her to use the gifts she has in the best ways and to help others! I said it from the very beginning: Show me who you walk with and I will tell you who you are! People may deceive us, but our eyes and facts don't! OPEN YOUR EYES!!!"


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