Michael Lohan has seen how well a conservatorship worked for Britney Spears and now he wants the same for his own famous daughter, troubled starlet Lindsay Lohan. Except in this case, two children and millions of dollars is not at stake. The fame-hungry father tells TMZ he will meet with lawyers this week to put into place a conservatorship that will force Lindsay into rehab. But as opposed to the Spears case, he does not want to be the one in charge … so people won’t accuse him of going through the process only to get his daughter’s money.
According to the report, Michael also wants the conservator to convince his ex-wife Dina that the entire Lohan family – including their three other children Michael Jr., Aliana, and Cody – needs extensive therapy. He says that Dina has long-refused the help, and that’s a major contributor to Lindsay’s issues. Perhaps Michael forgot about his own violent past with his ex and his children – but his kids haven’t. Ali, an aspiring model, told her father via TMZ, "Please stop waging your own personal war against my family. We don't need you to intervene because we can take care of ourselves without you, as we have been all these years." Michael’s youngest son, Cody, added, “I have no good memories of my so-called father. He has never been part of my life, he needs to leave my family alone."
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Lindsay, 26, doesn’t seem too worried that her estranged father, who attempted an intervention on Friday before she called police, will convince a judge she needs a conservatorship. "They would have a hard time believing the claims of someone who was investigated for insider trading, arrested for domestic violence multiple times, arrested for assault, has a drunk driving arrest, and has been in and out of jail and prison for years,” the “Liz & Dick” actress told TMZ.
This is not the first time Michael has tried to gain a conservatorship of his daughter. In September 2010, he met with an attorney to file the proper papers – but he never got the chance to take control because Lindsay went into rehab (for a fifth time) right after she failed a court-ordered drug test, just weeks after leaving treatment.
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But it’s not all bad news for Lindsay. On Monday, it was announced that she will not be charged with hit-and-run after she allegedly struck a man while driving up to the Dream Hotel in New York City just after midnight on September 19. Although the actress was arrested for the incident, prosecutors felt that surveillance video did not serve as enough evidence that contact was actually made with the pedestrian.
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