The mother of Lindsay Lohan spoke out about why she thinks the actress is “screwed up,” saying that she doesn’t think it’s Lindsay’s fault, the New York Daily News reports.
The piece reports that Lindsay “is a mess because she grew up witnessing a violent marriage marred by abuse and a rape, said mom Dina Lohan, who claims her ex-husband physically assaulted her during their 22-year union.”
The paper reports that Dina had police reports and medical reports to support her claims.
“Michael Lohan vehemently denied assaulting or raping his ex-wife when reached at home Sunday night and questioned her motives in coming forward now with ‘evil lies’ about decades-old events,” the report adds.
Said Dina Lohan, according to the piece: “Lindsay saw her dad abuse me — that’s why she’s so screwed up.”
The piece adds: “The mom, who spent the holidays partying in London with her flame-haired daughter, said a family photo gave her the courage to finally share the abuse she allegedly endured during her marriage, which ended in divorce in 2007.”
The piece describes a 1986 family snapshot that includes Dina Lohan holding her baby daughter, Lindsay, while wearing a large bruise under her eye. Said Dina: “Michael beat the hell out of me. … When Lindsay saw the photo, she was furious. She said, ‘Tell the world! Talk about it!’”
Dina Lohan attributes Lindsay’s problems to her upbringing. “She saw a lot of crazy stuff. I want the world to know the root of her problems,” Dina told the publication.