Lindsay Lohan is damaged. We know that. We know her life has become polarizing tabloid fodder. Why, though, is Lindsay so messed up? What caused her to become the failed actress she is today? According to a latest New York Daily News report, Lindsay had to witness the violence of an abusive relationship during her youth. Dina Lohan, Lindsay’s embattled and controversial fame whoring mother, recently revealed the damage Michael Lohan, Lindsay’s father, caused her in their difficult marriage.
Allegations of abuse and rape are rampant, as Dina described a few incidents that occurred during their 22-year marriage. “Lindsay saw her dad abuse me – that’s why she’s so messed up. Michael beat the hell out of me,” she said. In a chilling 1986 image of the family, Dina sports a bruised eye while holding little Lindsay. “When Lindsay saw this photo, she was furious. She said, ‘Tell the world! Talk about it!’” And that’s just what Dina recently did.
In 1986, Dina and Michael dined in Cold Spring Harbor, but as the night warmed up, Michael started drinking heavily and snorted coke. She described this incident – when she was beaten by Michael – in shocking and perturbing detail, “When we left he was drunk-driving and suddenly he started screaming, ‘Get the f*** out o the car!’” He then clenched his fist and punched Dina in the face. Medical records support this claim and prove that Dina was being treated at the hospital for “blunt trauma to the face” on the 4th of December, 1986. However, Michael denies these claims. He recalls, “I came in at to 2 o’clock in the morning after being out with some friends. I walked in and she hit me with an ice tray. With the back of my hand I slapped her in the face. Yes, it did happen in 1986. Where there any charges? No, not at all. I had a big black and blue on my neck from her.” Whatever Michael’s excuse is, there’s still no justification for hitting a woman. Dina says “she didn’t press charges after the assault because [Michael] was already headed for the slammer” after he was accused of security fraud.
In another extremely disturbing event, Dina recalls how her husband tried to rape her on the 14th of February, 1990. On that Valentine’s Day, Dina was at home with the children at her parents’ place. Michael arrived in a limo, out of his mind from cocaine. He tried to convince Dina to take him back after a then-recent split. According to Dina, “He said ‘I love you and I want to be with you,’ but then it went dark. It went dark really quickly.” Michael then raped Dina while her children slept. “[They] were sleeping, and I just knew I had to stay quiet – I don’t want to wake them,” she said. Unfortunately, Dina never pressed charges against Michael as he was, once again, headed to prison for “insider trading” allegations.
In true Michael fashion, he once again refuted the claims of abuse. “How can you rape someone when they’re on top of you? I went over to her parents’ house and made love to her. When I let and she called me, she found out I was with [a girlfriend] and called police. Then she called me the next day, crying. I said, ‘Let’s work this out.’ And I got back with Dina. There were no charges.”
According to Dina, she stayed with Michael for the sake of her children. “Lindsay saw all the beatings and all the abuse. She said, ‘Stay, mommy, don’t leave. Like many victims of domestic violence and rape, I was embarrassed and afraid. I was very young… I thought I could keep fixing him. I need to make the world aware that Lindsay is messed up because her father is messed up.”
What do you believe Celeb Dirty Laundry readers? Do you think Dina is speaking the truth? Or do you think she’s lying to protect Lindsay? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
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