Well, this just puts a damper on his sincerity in their reconciliation, doesn't it?
Despite avidly promising to stop speaking to the press about his daughter, Michael Lohan has given an interview to the press about visiting Lindsay at the Betty Ford Center, and their reconciliation!
You just got to see Lindsay after wanting to see her for a long time. What’s going through your mind right now?
I’m looking forward to seeing her again.
So do you plan on seeing her again?
(Nods like he plans on it, but won’t verbally confirm)
Why is it so hard to maintain a relationship with Lindsay?
The only problem is when you are in the public eye like we are, the entire relationship is under scrutiny so it’s hard. It’s harder for her.
What do you think Lindsay is going through in her mind right now? Was she happy to see you?
I know for a fact she’s focusing on herself. I see it more now than ever.
What do you think, as her dad, she needs to do to get to the right place?
Just think back to where it all started and it all began. She’s gifted.
What’s holding her back?
I think it’s just this business in general. They care more about themselves than the people around. People in this business can be very selfish. This is not about Lindsay because she’s a very unselfish person. As a matter of fact she’s a very giving person. But some other people don’t care what level they take someone down to.
So other people are taking her down. Why do people want to vilify Lindsay? Why do people judge her and not people who might be doing the same thing or having the same struggles?
She’s at the top. When you are at the top they want to bring them down.
What is it going to take for her to stay at the top?
Just being herself. Staying on the track she is now and focusing on being Lindsay. That’s it.
What do you think about the way she was brought being in the spotlight? Is that still part of the problem? Or is she over that?
It’s always a problem if you don’t deal with it the right way. This is not only about Lindsay. It’s about anyone in the spotlight. It’s harder. You are scrutinized more. You know there’s a lot more. A lot more people want to get in your life. It’s unfortunate but you have to be able to cut those people out. Say to yourself I don’t want those people.
What should she do next?
Focus on herself.
Lindsay spends long periods of time not talking to you. Why is that? Why not talk to you, then talk to you now?
I think divorce had a lot to do with it. It’s a very horrible thing but it happens at times.
Is Dina being realistic about Lindsay?
All I can say is I hope Dina means everything she says.
What are the next steps for you in this relationship?
Continue to be the person I am. I’ll never back down. I’ll never stop loving my kids.
Granted, we appreciate that he remains vague and doesn't talk about her treatment, but these interviews need to stop!
We don't think Lindsay will never be able to trust him again - in fact, it will be a miracle if she ever does - if he doesn't step away from all of this nonsense and just focus on being her father!
So frustrating! Especially because it looks like she's really doing well!
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