Lindsay Lohan’s younger brother has spoken out to defend his troubled sister.
“Belittling Lindsay, who is actively trying to recover, is terribly abusive,” Michael Lohan Jr. told RadarOnline.com.
“Furthermore, choosing to pick on those supporting Lindsay is equally disrespectful and shameful.”
The 23-year-old brother spoke out in the wake of LiLo being charged with felony grand theft after allegedly stealing a $2,500 gold and semi-precious stone necklace from a store.
“It’s completely unnecessary to kick a person when they’re down, and it says a lot about a person/party whom is willing to do just that,” LiLo’s brother said.
“It’s difficult to turn a blind eye to such deplorable behavior, and we can only hope that people don’t feed into or accept the harmful presumptions being made about my family members.”
Lohan entered a plea of not guilty at the Airport Courthouse in Los Angeles on Wednesday, before receiving an ultimatum from Superior Court Judge Keith L. Schwartz, who warned the actress: “Please don’t push your luck.”
Schwartz continued Lohan’s felony grand theft hearing to February 23 and set bail at $40,000: $20,000 for the felony charge and $20,000 for violation of her probation stemming from a 2007 DUI case.
Lohan has been criticized most recently with her courtroom outfit, a tight, white mini-dress a la Sharon Stone in Basic Instinct.