Lindsay Lohan's mother releases abuse pictures
Jan 8, 2013, 20:01 GMT
Lindsay Lohan's mother has released photographs to prove she experienced domestic violence.
Dina Lohan has shared two old pictures, of her looking younger with a black eye and holding Lindsay as a baby, in a desperate bid to back up her claims that she suffered years of physical abuse at the hands of her ex-husband Michael Lohan in the early years of their marriage.
According to 'Entertainment Tonight' the socialite released the shocking images to back up her recent allegations that her 26-year-old daughter is 'so screwed up' because of her tumultuous relationship with her father and the hard partying actress regularly witnessed violent domestic abuse as a child - including a rape.
Earlier this week the 50-year-old star said: 'Lindsay saw her dad abuse me - that's why she's so screwed up. She saw a lot of crazy stuff. I want the world to know the root of her problems. Lindsay saw all the beatings and all the abuse. She said, 'Stay, mommy, don't leave'.'
Dina said the abuse culminated in a horrific rape on 14 February 1990 - which allegedly occurred while a young Lindsay was sleeping nearby - and she has gathered medical and police records in order to prove her story after 'furious' Lindsay convinced her to speak out.
The 'Liz & Dick' actress' mother said she decided to share her story after she came across one of the photos of her with a black eye taken in 1986, which she has now released.
But Michael insists that he never deliberately hurt Dina.
He said: 'Dina] hit me with an ice tray, and I turned around and swung...I didn't punch her. I didn't do anything deliberately to attack her. I swung out of reflex...she's twisting everything.'
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