Matt Lauer asks some of the questions that parents want to know of Dina, but she gets defensive and blames much of Lindsay’s issues on the judge who “played hardball” in the case, on Hollywood, and to some extent, on her ex-husband.
Experts say that Lindsay needs to go away for awhile and be missed, but she currently can be seen on the cover of Maxim and will be seen in the movies Machete and Inferno, the Linda Lovelace biopic.
When asked about Lindsay Lohan’s jail sentence, Dina said the original judge went overboard and went hard on Lindsay, defending the fact that Lindsay only missed a couple of classes and was working at the time.
Dina Lohan also noted that the judge that sentenced Lindsay has been taken off the case, saying “she’s fired, basically.”
Lindsay received no special treatment in jail, according to Dina and though she was ordered to 90 days in rehab, mama Lohan said she won’t do that many days.
Lohan commented that Lindsay “is great” and has “rolled with the punches.”
Matt Lauer said it was probably a good thing to get Lindsay behind bars and into rehab, but Dina says everything we read is all “propaganda” and is “not based on fact.”
Dina Lohan talks about how she put Lindsay into rehab the first time, when she was 19-years-old in Los Angeles and got in trouble. Dina said she’s still paying the price for her 2007 incident, but notes she has changed, saying, “she’s grown up considerably.”
Lauer says Dina, her ex-husband and her friends have done nothing to help Lindsay to turn her life around, but Dina again says it’s “propaganda.”
Lauer asks: “Do you think you’ve been there for Lindsay? Have either of you done what you think you could have done to help her along through some very difficult times and prevent her from getting into the situations she’s found herself in?”
Dina talks about letting her Lindsay go a little bit when she moved to LA, but says Lindsay’s under a microscope and her life is magnified. She’s raised her children to be normal.
As for life after rehab, Dina says that Lindsay will be moving back to New York – “it’s a different game you play” in California.
Do you think Dina’s parenting is to blame for the situation Lindsay Lohan is in? Would a move away from Hollywood do her some good?
Dina Lohan Today show interview, part 2: