Michael Lohan stages dramatic intervention at Lindsay’s home believing she suffered a relapse
Lindsay Lohan’s Los Angeles home was overrun by police on Friday after her father, Michael Lohan, attempted to stage a dramatic intervention.
Michael Lohan turned up at his daughter’s Beverly Hills home, believing the actress had suffered a relapse in her sobriety, according to TMZ.
The website claims the 52-year-old patriarch, who is estranged from his daughter, led a group of “several others” to the property in an attempt to force Lindsay into treatment.
A call was placed to Beverly Hills Police Department to report a trespassing.
Before leaving the property, Michael Lohan told the website his concerns for Lindsay grew after she failed to show up to carry out post-production work on her upcoming movie, The Canyons.
Lindsay Lohan told reporters at the scene: “Lindsay needs help. She’s around all the wrong people.
“They are a bunch of alcoholics and drug addicts.
“She’s around the wrong people and it’s getting worse and worse.
“I’m not going to stand for this anymore. She has to get better. I’m not going to watch my daughter die.”
Michael Lohan suggested his daughter’s “whole team”, referring to her army of managers, agents and publicists – supported his actions.
He also claimed Lindsay Lohan was “very resistant” to getting the help he claims she needs.
Michael Lohan said he only wanted to “talk some sense into her and get her some help”, adding, “that’s all we want. We want the best for her”.
But Lindsay Lohan has reportedly hit back at the claims, telling TMZ that she does not have a problem and does not require rehab.
The website reports she has not relapsed and believes Michael Lohan is trying to stage an intervention in reaction to her cutting him off after he recorded a conversation with her.
Lindsay Lohan reportedly believes her father is trying to feign interest in her welfare to try and get back in her good books.
Apparently Lindsay Lohan was at the house when her father and the team arrived, but someone claiming to be her boyfriend tried to make them leave.
The “boyfriend” allegedly told Lindsay Lohan’s father she was inside, but suggested that any problems she may have would not be solved by her father’s antics.
Later Michael Lohan revealed on Twitter he did not ask her mother for help because it would be like the “blind leading the blind”.
When asked on Twitter if Dina Lohan was involved in the attempted intervention, he wrote: “Aaah what do you think! That is like the blind leading the blind.”
He also tweeted personal trainer Josh Chunn – who he claims is Lindsay Lohan’s latest boyfriend – after the actress reportedly kicked him out of her house for attempting to help her dad.
Michael Lohan wrote: “You are one of the best people that Lindsay has ever met! Sorry but the ones who care get it the worst.”
However, Lindsay Lohan then insisted she is single, tweeting: “I don’t have a boyfriend. I have Chanel, Hermes and diamonds.”
The incident comes after writer Bret Easton Ellis accused the actress of skipping out on work for the movie The Canyons on Thursday.
Referencing his American Psycho character, Bret Easton Ellis, who penned the script, tweeted: “Patrick Bateman has just headed over to Lindsay Lohan’s hotel to confront her as to why she missed her f***ing ADR on <<The Canyons>> today…”
ADR is the technical term given to overdubbing lines after a scene has been recorded.
Lindsay’s spokesman, Steve Honig, rebutted the claims the actress missed work.
“Lindsay is busy right now promoting her new film Liz & Dick and [Canyons work] had to be rescheduled. That’s it,” he said in a statement.
Michael Lohan brushed off the explanation, saying the real reason was she was “around the wrong people doing the wrong things”.
He seemed to foreshadow his actions in a recent email he sent to the New York Post, in which he angrily derided the people his daughter has surrounded herself with.
Michael Lohan wrote: “I am very upset with the crowd around Lindsay. My advice to ALL the negative influences in Lindsay and my other children’s lives is, this time, you have crossed the line and bitten off a lot more than you can chew!
“My family will not be subject to your misguided morals and ways! There WILL BE changes!! Just watch.”
Lindsay Lohan claimed she was “done” with her father earlier this month after he released a recording in which she claiming her mother was “on cocaine” and spewing verbal abuse at her on their way home from a Manhattan nightclub.
She subsequently backtracked, and defended her mother after the dispute between the pair saw police called to the family’s New York home.
Lindsay Lohan has a complex legal history that includes drink driving convictions and her infamous no-contest plea to stealing a necklace in 2011.