Lindsay Lohan's Family Drama: Get in on the Conversation With Jane Velez-Mitchell

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Parents know best — except maybe Lindsay Lohan's folks.

Ever since her tear-strewn, late-night spat with mom Dina Lohan last week, the actress has been — yet again — embroiled in a family feud. After her profanity-filed phone conversation with father Michael Lohan from the night of the heated brawl suspiciously surfaced, Lindsay was left fuming. "He doesn't know what it means to be a father," she told TMZ, adding that the leak may have been "the last straw for him."

But Michael insists his daughter is just under the influence of his ex-wife.

"This is just another manipulation by Dina to control Lindsay," he said. "Dina is just using Lindsay to cover her tracks. I know Lindsay loves me and I love her very much."

Now Dina is now pushing LiLo, 26, to take legal action against her father, TMZ reports. Dina is trying to convince her daughter to seek a permanent protection order, prohibiting her Michael from contacting Lindsay through any medium, including phone calls, texts or e-mails. But sources tell the site that the Liz & Dick actress is dodging her mother's pleas, both because she thinks the move too extreme and she wants to avoid airing her family's dirty laundry in the courtroom.

And Michael himself insists his daughter — who, even post-scuffle, referred to her mother as her "best friend" on a red carpet last week — wouldn't go so far as to bring him before a judge. "Lindsay isn't willing to do it," he told the Daily News."I just want this to end."

But it seems now more than ever, Lindsay is simply been tossed around like a proverbial puppet between feuding mother and father. Given the state of their family, should Lindsay consider legal action to protect herself from either parent? Weigh in with your remarks to HLN host Jane Velez-Mitchell. She will be taking questions and comments on the subject until Oct. 17 on Celebuzz.

Later this week, the Hollywood expert will share her thoughts on Lindsay's family drama with the Celebuzz community. The award-winning TV journalist hosts the hit show Jane Velez-Mitchell, airing at 7PM ET on HLN, where she tackles the day’s most controversial events from a wide range of viewpoints. Check out HLNtv.com for more details.

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