Dina Lohan has a reason for her daughter’s bad behavior: Lindsay Lohan was traumatized in her youth by seeing her mother abused. The Lohan matriarch claims that her husband of 22 years, Michael Lohan, repeatedly beat her during their marriage.
“Lindsay saw her dad abuse me — that’s why she’s so screwed up,” Lohan tells the New York Daily News of her now ex-husband. “Michael beat the hell out of me.”
Though Michael allegedly beat his wife on several occasions, Lohan says she never filed charges against him. She does have photos and hospital records to prove that she was abused though. In particular, there’s a family shot that shows Lohan with a bruised face holding a baby Linsday in 1986. The medical paperwork says she was treated for “blunt trauma.”
“When Lindsay saw the photo, she was furious. She said, ‘Tell the world! Talk about it!'” Lohan says. “She saw a lot of crazy stuff. I want the world to know the root of her problems.”
For his part, Michael tells the New York Daily News that he “slapped” Lohan in 1986, but only after she had attacked him with an ice tray.
“She’s bringing this up now because she’s drinking and partying with Lindsay,” he says. “And she keeps robbing Lindsay. She is the devil.”