By Adam S. Levy – Radar Staff Writer
Michael Lohan, appearing on The View Wednesday, said he’s getting along better with Lindsay these days, as their relationship is “a lot better than it was.
Appearing on the ABC chat fest, the controversial Hollywood father admitted he’s gone over the top at times in his quest to save his wayward daughter.
“At times, I spoke out in the wrong ways and did the wrong things,” Lohan, 51, told the panel. “I led by the wrong example.”
“I’ve learned now … that I don’t have to tell [Lindsay] what to do,” he said. “I can make suggestions, and advise her, but I’m not gonna tell her, ‘Don’t be around these people and don’t be around them.’”
“It’s about trying to reach as many people as you can.”
Michael said that most times, his blowouts with Lindsay were behind-the-scenes and he always kept mum; eventually, however, he thought the public exposure was the only option available to save his little girl.
Lohan said he didn’t mind coming off unfavorably with the public in his attempts to save Lindsay.
He added that the rumor Lindsay was dropping her last name was “not true.”
Asked about the incident involving a necklace Lindsay was convicted of stealing, Michael said he believes and stands by his daughter when she says it was a misunderstanding.
Lohan said he’s currently appearing on Celebrity Rehab for co-dependency issues.
As for his daughter, the Mean Girls star is currently serving her 35-day house arrest sentence at her rented Venice beach townhome, and has also been ordered by an L.A. court to complete 480 hours of community service, expected to be divided between a women’s center and a morgue.