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Dina Lohan — don’t blame Lindsay. Or me.
According to Dina Lohan, there’s nothing wrong with her daughter that can’t be blamed on the media, the paparazzi, and the Beverly Hills judge who sent Lindsay to jail, and then ordered her to drug and alcohol rehab for 90 days.
No matter that it’s the fourth stint in rehab for Lohan, 24, since 2007, when the “Mean Girls” star said in a statement that her life had become “completely unmanageable” because she was addicted to alcohol and drugs.
In a terse and defensive TV interview on Friday, mom Dina appeared to have no regrets and took no responsibility for the rapid and alarming downfall of her daughter, who came alone to Hollywood at the age of 19 to live, work, and party all night long.
“I had to let her go and let her live and fall and fail and survive. Without failure, there’s no success,” she said. “I was there in close proximity, but you can’t make your child not go out and go to a club and not get behind the wheel of a car. I certainly don’t condone any of that behavior,” Dina Lohan said, adding that it was part of a parent’s responsibility to give their children freedom.
She blamed the media for “propaganda” that painted Lindsay and her lifestyle in a bad light, and the Beverly Hills judge for playing “hardball” with her daughter.
In fact, everyone is to blame for what had happened to Lindsay, apart from Lindsay herself. And Dina.
Did Dina Lohan’s “Today” show interview help or harm Lindsay’s cause in the eyes of the public (and the courts)? And more importantly, is Dina supporting or enabling Lindsay as she tries to get her life back together after jail and rehab?