Every time we wonder how Lindsay Lohan went from that sweet redhead in the remake of Disney's "The Parent Trap" to a bloated blonde doing time behind bars, one of her parents decides to put in their two cents, and suddenly it all makes sense.
While Lindsay's mom Dina has been accused of enabling her daughter's problems, it's her estranged farther Michael Lohan who also chirps in every time Lindsay finds herself back in hot water.
While Lindsay was posing for her fifth mug shot after a Los Angeles judge revoked her probation yesterday, Daddy dearest made an appearance on "Issues with Jane Velez-Mitchell" making some big accusations about his daughter.
RadarOnline reports Michael told Velez-Mitchell:
"That's from smoking a pipe with meth or crack," he said about photos of Lindsay's brown teeth. "She's smoking either crack or meth, one or the other. I'm not going to shade it."
Lindsay's dad, who has his own drug and legal problems, said that nothing in his daughter's life was going to change unless she enters a year-long treatment program. "Instead of doing community service in the morgue, she's going to wind up in the morgue!"
While Michael Lohan appears to be a concerned father, his claims that Lindsay is smoking crack or meth are all the more outrageous considering reports the two are completely estranged.
Back in March, Lindsay's mother told RadarOnline that Lindsay was no longer speaking to her father. And Lindsay herself, told the website she wished her father would stop talking about her.
"I am sorry that my father has continually chosen to speak publicly about our relationship, my mother, my siblings, and my professional team. I am working through my recovery day-by-day and find his public media bouts unnecessary and damaging," she said.
While Lindsay's parents divorced in 2007, her father has long been estranged from the family and spent parts of Lindsay's childhood in and out of jail. His track record for playing the concerned parent is also highly suspect, since Michael has tried to cash in on his daughter's fame and personal problems.
In 2009, Michael Lohan even tried to sell secret recordings of Lindsay and Dina, in what he says was an attempt to get Lindsay back in rehab. While he tried to sell the tapes for $100,000 he ultimately struck a deal to reveal the tapes for free, followed by a paid interview.
While Lindsay has made it hard for the public to feel any sympathy for her, every time her father opens his mouth you can't help but feel a little something for her.
Check out some of Hollywood's worst parents:
Ryan O'Neal has fathered four children with three women and has been notoriously bad at raising them all. Most famously he terrorized his two oldest children, Tatum and Griffin (with first wife Joanna Cook Moore) as children, knocking Griffin's teeth out with a baseball bat at age 14 and emotionally abusing them both. When Tatum was 13, he took her to Europe with her friend Melanie Griffith, who was 18 at the time. Tatum wrote in her autobiography that she caught her dad having sex with Melanie in the hotel room. In 2007 he was arrested for allegedly assaulting Griffin with a deadly weapon. In 2008 he and Redmond (his son with Farrah Fawcett) were arrested for meth possession. At Farrah's funeral, he hit on Tatum, thinking she was a Swedish woman instead of his own daughter.
Just a few years ago Lynne Spears was the driving force between two teen breadwinners; now at 54 she is a grandmother of three, mother-in-law to none. She and Britney were estranged for a few months in 2007 after Lynne checked her daughter into rehab against her will. In 2008 Lynne wrote a tell-all book revealing that Britney lost her virginity to a high school football player at age 14 and started experimenting with drugs at 15. Her parenting book was delayed until 2008, after the birth of her granddaughter to her 17-year-old Jamie Lynn.
Formerly a Baptist minister, Joe Simpson is daughter Jessica's manager and had her wearing a purity ring until her marriage to now ex Nick Lachey. He is also an admirer of her sizable rack. “She’s got double D’s! You can’t cover those suckers up!” he told GQ in a 2004 interview. In the wake of Michael Jackson's death, he encouraged his younger and less talented daughter, Ashlee, to make an album of Michael Jackson covers. It is rumored that Joe's meddling in Jessica's relationship with Tony Romo contributed to the couple's recent breakup.
Jaid taught her daughter Drew how to party, taking her to Studio 54 and China Club, where Drew got hooked on alcohol and cocaine as a young child. At 15 and after a stint in rehab, Drew won her emancipation as an adult, claiming in court that her mother was a bad influence. Jaid also posed for Playboy in September 1995, eight months after her daughter did the same.
Dina Lohan claims to have started her career as a Rockette, but there is no evidence to suggest this is true. Now she makes a career out of managing and partying with daughters Lindsay and Ali. Also, she smokes cigarettes with Lindsay and defends her skeletal physique. Never one to shy away from the spotlight, Dina brought 'Entertainment Tonight' cameramen to film her visiting Lindsay in rehab in 2007. She executive produced 'Living Lohan,' a reality show she started and costarred in with Ali. She uses her Facebook account to tout her mothering skills and shower hatred upon the Obama administration.
Michael Lohan is the reason the Lohan kids live with Dina. She accused him of threats and domestic abuse during their 2007 divorce. He has mouthed off to the press about Lindsay's substance abuse problems and relationship with Sam Ronson and Dina's drinking, and he threatened to release private text messages to prove that he is the good parent. In April Michael was arrested for threatening to kill his fiance and himself after she tried to dump him. Most recently he has been seen in the Hamptons cavorting with Jon Gosselin, for whom he later served as a spokesperson. In the 1980s he served a four year sentence for stock fraud. Here Michael is pictured playing Joseph (with preacher Paula White as Mary) in a Times Square nativity scene. He is a born again Christian.
Mastermind of the Jackson Five, Joe Jackson ordered his children to call him 'Joseph' and rehearse incessantly. He allegedly resorted to whipping, hitting, and name-calling when they didn't play exactly right. Joe is said to have climbed into Michael's bedroom while screaming and wearing a fright mask one night to teach Michael not to sleep with the window open. Michael suffered nightmares for years because of the incident and told Oprah in 1993 that he would sometimes vomit upon seeing his father. At the BET Awards on three days after Michael's death, Joe used his time with reporters to talk about his new hip-hop recording project. He publicly claimed that Norwegian rapper Omer Bhatti is Michael's son, though there is little evidence to suggest he believes that is true. He recently touted the talent of his grandchildren.
A former stage actor, Kit Culkin was the man responsible for Macaulay, Kieran, Rory and several other children. Macaulay told Time magazine in 2001 that Kit, once also his manager, had been mentally abusive and forced him to sleep on the couch, even though Macaulay was raking in millions for the 'Home Alone' movies at the time. Kit also controlled his son's career choices, and his stage parenting and demands on 1993's "The Nutcracker" resulted in a huge falling out with filmmakers. Macaulay was emancipated from his parents at 14 and sought solace with Michael Jackson at Neverland Ranch.
W.G. and Edmonia Sue Coleman adopted Gary when he was a baby and proceeded to squander the small fortune he made as a child star on 'Diff'rent Strokes.' They set up a trust fund for his money ($70k per episode at the peak of his career) and named themselves as paid employees of Coleman's production company. When Gary tried to claim control of his money, things grew so bitter that W.G. claims Gary tried to run him over with a car in 1986. Gary sued his parents over misappropriation of his $3.8 million trust fund in 1989. He won a $1.3 million ruling in 1993. In 1999 he filed for bankruptcy and attributed it to misappropriation of his trust fund.