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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.”

Lindsay Lohan and her father Michael

Lindsay Lohan and her father Michael

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.


Scientists at the University of Cambridge suggest that abnormalities in the brain may make some people more likely to become drug addicts.

The researchers found the same differences in the brains of addicts and their non-addicted brothers and sisters.

The study, published in the journal Science, suggested addiction is in part a “disorder of the brain”.

Other experts said the non-addicted siblings offered hope of new ways of teaching addicts “self-control”.

It has long been established that the brains of drug addicts have some differences to other people, but explaining that finding has been more difficult.

Scientists were unsure whether drugs changed the wiring of the brain or if drug addicts’ brains were wired differently in the first place.

This study, funded by the Medical Research Council, attempted to answer that by comparing the brains of 50 cocaine or crack addicts with the brain of their brother or sister, who had always been clean.

Both the addicts and the non-addict siblings had the same abnormalities in the region of the brain which controls behavior, the fronto-striatal systems.

The suggestion is that these brains may be “hard-wired” for addiction in the first place.

Lead researcher Dr. Karen Ersche said: “It has long been known that not everyone who takes drugs becomes addicted.

“It shows that drug addiction is not a choice of lifestyle, it is a disorder of the brain and we need to recognize this.”

However, the non-addicted siblings had a very different life despite sharing the same susceptibility.

“These brothers and sisters who don’t have addiction problems, what they can tell us is how they overcome these problems, how they manage self-control in their daily life,” Dr. Karen Ersche said.

Dr. Paul Keedwell, a consultant psychiatrist at Cardiff University, said: “Addiction, like most psychiatric disorders, is the product of nature and nurture.

“We need to follow up people over time to quantify the relative risk of nature versus nurture.”

It is possible that the similarities in the sibling’s brains may not be down to genetics, but rather growing up in the same household. Research on the relationship between addiction and the structure of the brain is far from over.

However, many specialists believe these findings open up new avenues for treatment.

“If we could get a handle on what makes unaffected relatives of addicts so resilient we might be able to prevent a lot of addiction from taking hold,” said Dr. Paul Keedwell.

The chief pharmacist for Derbyshire Mental Health Trust, David Branford, said the study, “implies that addiction does not produce noticeable changes to brain structure and function which means that there may be provision for looking at new treatment techniques for addiction”.

Prof. Les Iversen, from the department of pharmacology at the University of Oxford, said: “These new findings reinforce the view that the propensity to addiction is dependent on inherited differences in brain circuitry, and offer the possibility of new ways of treating high-risk individuals to develop better <<self control>>.”