LOS ANGELES — Another chapter has been added to the Lohan family saga _ and this time, it may be another Lohan.
Michael Lohan, father of actress Lindsay, spoke Friday night with reporters gathered outside Hollywood's Ritual Supper Club for a news conference concerning a woman's recent claim that she had a daughter by him 13 years ago. Lohan was joined by his girlfriend Erin Muller at the event, which also served as a launch party for the online comedy series Wannabeme.tv, which co-stars Michael Lohan.
"If I wasn't Lindsay's dad or Michael Lohan, this wouldn't be getting any attention," he said.
Lohan said he once had a relationship with a woman named Kristi Horn and that he hadn't seen her in 12 years. He said the two were seeing each other while he was separated from Dina Lohan, and the woman was going through a divorce. Lohan said he learned of the claim after receiving letters from the woman and photos of the girl purported to be his daughter when he was incarcerated.
"While I was prison, I got a letter, and she said that she had a paternity test with her ex-husband," said Lohan, who has hired lawyers to look into the claim. "The results were negative with him, and she felt that I was the father. I said, 'Well, why did you wait so long to tell me?' She said there were a lot of things going on in her life."
Lohan said he hasn't spoken with Lindsay or any of his other three children about the incident. He said there was a resemblance in the photos of the girl to his daughters. Lohan also said he recently received a "senseless, ridiculous voicemail" from the woman who claimed to be mother of his child before OK! magazine, for which Lohan has written a blog, first reported the story Friday.
"Why would someone without taking a test put something out there like this?" said Lohan. "What if it's negative? What is that going to do to her own child and my children? Is this for the fame? There was correspondence where she said Ashley, her daughter, wants to be an actress, and she's so talented."
Lohan, a former Wall Street broker, married Donata "Dina" Sullivan in 1985. They settled a long-simmering divorce last August, though they returned to court in Long Island earlier this month over custody issues. He was released from prison in March 2007 after serving nearly two years for attempted assault and driving while intoxicated.
Michael complained that Dina wasn't adhering to a visitation agreement involving their two youngest children, Ali, 14, and Cody, 12. The children live with their mother in the town of Merrick, and are featured on the E! reality show "Living Lohan," along with 20-year-old brother Michael. Lindsay, who turns 22 on July 2, is currently shooting a movie titled "Labor Pains."
"I haven't spoke to them," Michael Lohan said. "I'm not going to do it over the phone."
Lindsay Lohan's publicist Leslie Sloane-Zelnik didn't immediately return phone and e-mail messages from the AP on Friday.
Associated Press writer Erin Carlson in New York contributed to this report.