It's no secret that the root of Lindsay Lohan's many problems come from the incredible degree of familial dysfunction in which she was raised, and even now that the troubled, hard-pAArtying starlet is 26 years old, her parents are still engaging in the behavior that has ultimately kept - and continues to keep her - stuck in a dangerous, tragic cycle of self-destruction!
So it should really be no surprise that on the day of their daughter's latest court session - as she's facing misdemeanor assault charges for punching a woman in a NYC nightclub late November - both Dina and Michael Lohan are once again battling it out with each other in the press over who's responsible for ruining the lives of their children the most…and getting into the most horrific details YET about the origins of their contentious, violent relationship!
This time around, it was Deviant Dina who first spoke out, and claimed that LiLo is so screwed up because of the insane amount of abuse she witnessed her mother endure at the hands of Michael as a child, including multiple instances of beatings and in one particularly disturbing account, even rape.
“Lindsay saw her dad abuse me — that’s why she’s so screwed up. Michael beat the hell out of me. She saw a lot of crazy stuff. I want the world to know the root of her problems. Michael was addicted to cocaine, like most stockbrokers back then. He had a lot of bad stuff going on. Lindsay saw all the beatings and all the abuse. She said, ‘Stay, mommy, don’t leave.’ [Looking back as an adult] She said, ‘I’m so sorry for making you stay.’ But I didn’t stay for Lindsay — I wanted all my kids to be happy. Like many victims of domestic violence and rape, I was embarrassed and afraid. I was very young . . . I thought I could keep fixing him. [Now I want to] set the record straight. I need to make the world aware that Lindsay is messed up because her father is messed up.”
And the night he raped her:
“He said, ‘I love you and I want to be with you,’ but then it went dark. It went dark really quick. [The kids] were sleeping, and I just knew I had to stay quiet — I don’t want to wake them.”
Of course, in record time, Michael has denied all of his ex-wife's claims, and maintains that she was equally as abusive during their marriage, the alleged rape was consensual, and she's only saying these things now to take the heat off of her most recent enabling behavior!
According to him:
“How can you rape a person when they’re on top of you? I went over to her parents’ house and made love to her. When I left and she called me, she found out I was with (my 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. She’s bringing this up now because she’s drinking and partying with Lindsay. And she keeps robbing Lindsay. She is the devil.”
It probably doesn't help his story that Dina has medical and police records of all the accounts of abuse she had previously described, but that's not really the point they're trying to make here, is it?
Sadly, despite having possibly endured a truly terrible life of what we're sure was varying degrees of mutual domestic abuse and using their experiences to truly speak out on an issue plaguing many couples in this country today, they are instead using it as ammunition to STILL attempt to pit their children against each other and defer the blame and any responsibility for their past actions!
Does anyone still have any questions about why Lindsay Lohan is the way she is?
God help that poor girl. Someone please get her away from both of those people before it's truly too late.
If it already isn't, for that matter.
[Images via WENN.]
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