Lindsay Lohan's Family Feud: 'Dina and Michael Have Shown Their True Colors,' Says Jane Velez-Mitchell (VIDEO)
In the latest episode, the actress battled with mom Dina Lohan in a tear-strewn, late-night spat on Oct. 10. After her profanity-filled 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."
Then Dina reportedly encouraged her daughter to take legal action against her father. Dina suggested Lindsay seek a permanent protection order, prohibiting Michael from contacting the Liz & Dick star through any medium, including phone calls, texts or e-mails. But sources tell the site that Lindsay is ignoring her mother’s pleas in a bit to avoid airing her family’s dirty laundry in the courtroom.
Is that the right move for the ever-embattled actress?
"I don’t know that filing a protection order against [Michael] is really the answer," said HLN host Jane Velez-Mitchell, after addressing questions in Celebuzz's #AskJane video feature. "Especially because reportedly that’s Dina’s idea." But "Dina and Michael have shown their true colors and shown essentially that their behavior is immature. I like Michael Lohan. I’ve talked to him. He tells me he’s sober. I don’t think he has a malicious bone in his body, but some of the decisions that he’s made are questionable."
And Lindsay's mother is no better. "She’s out partying till the wee hours of the morning with her famous daughter who has been in and out of rehab numerous times," explained Velez-Mitchell. "[It's a] bad idea...trying to be your daughter’s friend as opposed to a parent."
Velez-Mitchell concludes that both parents are equally culpable. "Michael, I like you," she said. "You're a good guy. But my gosh, how can you point the finger at Dina and you’re doing something like that? And Dina, you're saying, 'He's the problem.' But why are you out partying with your daughter till the wee hours? She's not supposed to be doing that [because] she's hopefully sober. Shame on both of you, frankly."