From the New York Daily News:
“Michael beat the hell out of me,” Dina said, of the 1986 incident memorialized in a family snapshot of the young mother holding her baby girl — Lindsay — while sporting a huge purple bruise under her right eye.
“When Lindsay saw the photo, she was furious,” said Dina. “She said, ‘Tell the world! Talk about it!’ ”
According to Dina, Lindsay was affected by all that she saw as a child — and she’s not to blame for her faltering career or oddball antics.
“She saw a lot of crazy stuff. I want the world to know the root of her problems…”
“Lindsay saw all the beatings and all the abuse. She said, ‘Stay, mommy, don’t leave,’ ” said Dina.
Recently, Dina said, her adult daughter expressed regret for those words.
“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,” Dina said. She said she came forward now to “set the record straight. I need to make the world aware that Lindsay is messed up because her father is messed up.”
Michael said he believes Dina is seeking cover from criticism of her own parenting decisions.
“She’s bringing this up now because she’s drinking and partying with Lindsay. And she keeps robbing Lindsay,” he said, claiming that his actress daughter is his ex-wife’s main source of income. “She is the devil.”
You know, I believe it. All of it, actually. I believe that Dina is the devil, because duh, Dina is definitely the devil. But I also believe that Michael Lohan might be the devil, too, because any man who’d kick a woman in the ladybits is definitely a bit on the devilish side, as well. Lindsay Lohan? Definitely the devil. Anyone who can drink that much and not die has just got to be the devil.
The top photo is courtesy of our friends at E! Online, and they’ve actually got a whole flipping gallery of Dina Lohan modeling her bruised face. Good thing she sat on those physical abuse incidents all those years only to release the photos almost three decades later. You should probably check them out—they’re here—because in the photos, you can really see where Lindsay got her looks. Eek.