Michael Lohan Patrick Lovato had to say about his daughter's situation:
[The pressure of being a child star] "was one of the things I worried about when she signed with Disney."
More from Pat Lovato:
"It's in her genes with her mom and dad. Mainly watching her mom. I'd gotten out of it myself. 'Cause someone had to take care of the kids."
Demi's mother, Dianna, and Disney's lawyers have warned Pat to stop talking about Demi.
Here's what Demi's attorney, Jamie Young, had to say about it:
"No one speaks for Demi except for her designated representatives. Unfortunately, several people have taken it upon themselves to speak out — both on and off the record — about a situation they know nothing about."
Here's what Demi herself said about her relationship with her father in 2009:
"Two years ago . . . When somebody lets you down after you've been the only one there for them . . . I had to cut off all connection. It was hurting me too much."
Here's what Patrick said in response to his family and Disney lashing out against him:
"Demi won't even talk to me. I don't blame Disney; I never said that. I was misquoted. Disney has been wonderful to my daughter. Now their lawyers are warning me not to say anything else."
"I would never blame Dianna. She is a wonderful mother. I love Demi, her sister, Dallas, and Dianna. I think about them all the time and I pray they are OK and safe."
It doesn't sound like Demi's father said anything too bad, but if he hasn't even been in contact with her for two years, then it's probably not his place to comment at this point.
What do U think? Does Demi's father have any right to get involved?
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