Lindsay Lohan’s mother has claimed she was raped by her husband Michael Lohan on Valentine’s Day 1990 while he was high on cocaine.
The former dancer and singer, who has alleged she suffered a catalogue of domestic abuse at the hands of the partner, say the incident happened during a period of estrangement – and as her young children Lindsay and Michael Jr slept nearby.
Michael, 52, has vehemently denied the claims – saying the sexual encounter in question was consensual.
The bombshell news comes as Dina, 50, lifted the lid on her tumultuous 22-year union with the stockbroker.
‘Michael was addicted to cocaine, like most stockbrokers back then. He had a lot of bad stuff going on,’ Dina said.
She detailed how the incident took place at her parents’ home saying they were estranged at the time with Michael allegedly partying with models every night.
Michael, recently released from a 90-day stint in jail for a securities fraud charge at the time, arrived in a limousine and apparently begged Dina to take him back, she claims.
‘He was out of jail and on another coke-fuelled night. He said, “I love you and I want to be with you,” but then it went dark. It went dark really quick.’
t was then, she claimed, Michael raped her as her two children Lindsay and Michael Jr were sleeping.
Years after the incident the couple went on to have two more children together, Ali and Cody, before their divorce was finalised in 2007.
‘They were sleeping, and I just knew I had to stay quiet — I don’t want to wake them,’ she recalled.
There are claims that medical records that show Dina went to hospital and reported a rape. She was examined by doctors but never pressed charges.
In response to the claims, Michael admitted they did have sex that night – but said it was consensual.
He claimed Dina invited him to her parents’ house and instigated the sexual encounter in a first-floor bedroom.
Michael said Dina only alleged rape after calling him later that night and realising he was with another woman.
‘I went over to her parents’ house and made love to her,’ he told the publication.
‘When I left and she called me, she found out I was with the girlfriend and called police. Then she called me the next day, crying. I said, “Let’s work this out”. And I got back with Dina. There were no charges.’
Dina has also released photographs to prove she experienced domestic violence.
She 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 Michael in the early years of their marriage.
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.
Dina said: ‘Lindsay saw her dad abuse me – that’s why she’s so screwed up. She saw a lot of crazy stuff.
‘Michael beat the hell out of me,’ Dina said describing the alleged 1986 incident, which came four years before the alleged rape.
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”.’
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.
In another snap Dina is seen holding Lindsay as baby, while still sporting the black eye.
‘When Lindsay saw the photo, she was furious,’ said Dina. ‘She said, “Tell the world! Talk about it!”‘
But Michael insists that he never deliberately hurt Dina.
He said in response to the images of Dina sporting a black eye: ‘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.’
by Lorelle Heath