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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO INTERVIEW: Dina Trying To Establish Conservatorship Over Lindsay, Claims Estranged Dad Michael

Sep. 28 2010, Published 4:45 a.m. ET

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Michael Lohan tells he's learned of a plot to put his troubled daughter Lindsay under a conservatorship - and he is fighting mad about it.

The Lohan patriarch said Lindsay - who has reportedly checked into an intensive in-patient rehab program - is facing tough new living and legal situations.

"I've learned of a plot to put Lindsay under a conservatorship," Lohan told in an exclusive video interview.

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According to Michael, his estranged ex-wife, Dina, is moving toward obtaining the temporary conservatorship, which would allow legal control of his daughter's well-being and finances as she battles serious substance abuse issues.

He said, "It's disturbing... the co-conservators would be Dina and Lindsay's business manager, Lou Taylor."

Michael said he's aware that Dina and Taylor are making the move behind-the-scenes, in the wake of the Mean Girls starlet's brief stint in jail last Friday.

Taylor, who in 2008 helped put Britney Spears under the conservatorship of her father Jamie Spears, came on board just over three months ago when Lindsay was first sentenced to jail.

"Lou and Dina are trying to throw Lindsay in a rehab right now and get her out of the picture so they can get a conservatorship without her knowing," he told

"They would control literally everything Lindsay does, what projects she has coming up, her finances and the people she sees-and that includes keeping me out of her life.

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"I hope Lindsay hears this and realizes what they're trying to do."

Michael said he learned of Dina's plan from "attorneys very close to Dina and Lindsay" and "people he knows who deal with conservatorships."

He further says his ex-wife is being advised to make the move behind-the-scenes, while she's in rehab.

Michael, who admitted to that he had wanted to establish a conservatorship for Lindsay as recently as April, is now protesting the move.

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He said he would engage attorneys to fight it.

"I never wanted to get control of her finances," Michael told

"I wanted a conservatorship for her so that I could weed out the bad people in her life.

"The way Dina and Lou want to do it is to get a conservatorship, line up a bunch of projects for Lindsay when she gets out of rehab, make a lot of money off of them so they can control it and make their due."

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As part of her original sentence, Lindsay was ordered to avoid alcohol and illegal drugs.

Last week, she admitted to failing a drug test and returned to court on Friday, where Judge Elden Fox initially denied bail and had her locked


She was jailed for about 14 hours, but her lawyer appealed the ruling and another judge agreed that Lindsay should be allowed to post bail pending a formal probation violation hearing.

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She posted the required ten percent of her $300,000 bail, and she was out Friday night.

In 2008, Spears was placed under the conservatorship of her father Jamie Spears to manage both her personal and business affairs following a long period of incredibly unruly behavior.

Her career since has experienced a career resurgence and had substantial weekly visits with her sons, Sean Preston and Jayden James.

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A source close to Dina told they were not aware of the plan, but conceded that didn't necessarily mean it wasn't an option being considered.

Michael said he can "undeniably" prove every claim he's making and is willing to do so if he has to go to court to fight his ex-wife's plans.

When asked if he would ever want to be Lindsay's conservator, Michael told "I'm leaving that up to the courts to decide. But of course, I'm Lindsay's father. I have only her best intentions at heart."

We asked Dina's rep about Michael's claims, and while says she didn't know anything about Dina seeking conservatorship, she did admit that she wouldn't necessarily be aware of it in any event.


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