Dina Lohan fought back Wednesday against ex-husband Michael Lohan’s attempt to hurt his family and daughter Lindsay Lohan through the release of very hurtful and old audio tapes that reveal shocking family secrets.
Dina spoke to TMZ in more than a 20 minute interview taped in three parts about how Michael Lohan is hurting not only Lindsay but their other four children.
“It’s time now that someone has to speak out for my children because I not only have Lindsay, but I have four children who have to go to school everyday, and my son’s in college, gets ridiculed on the lacrosse field, so you know, it’s just got to stop,” Dina Lohan told TMZ in a phone interview.
Throughout the interview, Dina says that the tapes he has released are old – they are from before Lindsay went to rehab - and they are edited to be twisted the way he wants them to be.
When asked how Lindsay feels about what her father has done now releasing the audio tapes, Dina skirts the question mostly, but says they “all” feel very hurt, betrayed and scared. The whole family, including Lindsay, has security to keep Michael Lohan away.
Dina also is adamant that Lindsay is doing well.
“Lindsay is fine now, she’s wonderful,” Dina says.
The TMZ hosts very nicely tell Dina many people are rooting for Lindsay, but says there are many who are worried about Lindsay and how she’s doing, especially seeing her in the clubs night after night.
Dina made it perfectly clear that Lindsay is 23 and can go to clubs, but says Lindsay does have problems from a lot of the things she witnessed growing up.
Dina also goes deep into her past as a victim of domestic abuse.
“Lindsay knows in her heart that I’m a victim of domestic violence,” Dina says.
“She saw him hit me, she saw him slit his wrist in a bathtub full of blood, she saw him do things,” Dina told TMZ, saying the damage and pain is there, and it has to come out.
Dina also said the paparazzi makes it hard when they are following girls like her and Britney Spears around 24/7, ready to “push these kids over the edge.”
Because she had a criminal protection order against Michael during the times when these phone calls were made (when he was ordered by law not to contact her), Dina says the police or DA may be able to file charges. And don’t forget, Dina says, he’s behind on his child support too and they are looking into enforcement of that as well. She wouldn’t mind a gag order either.
“To me, it’s so hurtful to my children more than myself. I don’t care what he says about me. A child goes to a parent in a weak moment, and for them to eliminate that worldwide and do that to your own child is just inconceivable to me,” Dina told TMZ.
Dina also confirms that Lindsay hasn’t spoken to her father in months – and the only reason why he saw her a while back (after her burglary?) was when he barged into her hotel room.
After listening to Dina Lohan talk to TMZ, what do you think? What do you think Michael Lohan will do now?
Image: splashnewsonline.com (Dina Lohan taking her children to school in Long Island on Nov. 5)