Michael Lohan addressed the public in a live press conference on Tuesday where he implored his oldest child, Lindsay Lohan, to get help for her various problems.
Dressed in a suit in his attorney’s office in New York, Lohan blamed the people in Lindsay’s inner circle for enabling her partying and alleged prescription drug addiction.
“People around her that know Lindsay know she’s not ok,” Lohan said. “I get calls from some of her closest friends when they’re out with her during the night. I don’t want her to be a statistic. The press is already writing obits for her. How sick is that?”
Michael begged the media not to judge him for reaching out publicly to his daughter time and time again.
“Extraordinary circumstances call for extraordinary measures,” Lohan said. “I’ve tried every way possible to reach out to my daughter. I’ve called, texted…in difficult times she reaches out to me for help. Last week she called me when she fell into the cactus. She said ‘Daddy, I need security.’ This is not about publicity. I’m beat up in the press. It hurts the people around me.”
Michael says he plans to return to Los Angeles “in a week or two” where he wants to sit down with Lindsay and her lawyer Shawn Chapman Holly and convince her to go to rehab.
“If you’re an enabler, get the hell out of the way,” he said. “If Lindsay won’t sit down privately, my attorneys and I will take other measures. I just hope Lindsay is accommodating. Lindsay needs a private setting where she can detox and get individual and family therapy. That’s the program I have in place. It’s here on Long Island. I’m sick and tired of all the nonsense.”