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Lindsay calls father ‘embarrassment,’ ‘bully’

Lindsay Lohan hasn’t talked to her father, Michael Lohan, for some time, and the actress has turned to Access Hollywood to speak out against her big-mouthed dad.
/ Source: msnbc.com news services

Lindsay Lohan hasn’t talked to her father, Michael Lohan, for some time, and the actress has turned to Access Hollywood to speak out against her big-mouthed dad.

Lindsay says she’s tired of her dad publicly commenting on her mom Dina, sister Ali and friend Samantha Ronson, and finds it unfortunate that he turns to the media to get attention.

“He’s out of control,” she told Access from the set of “Ugly Betty,” where she’s filming several guest appearances for the ABC show’s third season.

“I want him to stop hurting and talking to the media about the people I love,” she said.

In an interview with E! on Tuesday, Michael Lohan said Ronson was “using” his daughter after hearing rumors that the DJ might be writing a tell-all book.

“I’ve shut up about this long enough,” Michael told E! “She’s using my daughter. People never even knew who Samantha Ronson was until she met Lindsay. She was just some L.A. DJ. And now she’s writing a book? I am at wit’s end with this stuff. This is not in Lindsay’s best interest.”

On Thursday, the 22-year-old actress lashed out at her father by calling him a “public embarrassment” and a “bully” in a MySpace blog entry.

Lohan’s publicist, Leslie Slone-Zelnick, confirmed the post by Lohan was legitimate.

“If you have something to say to me, say it to my face — that’s what I have believed my whole life — don’t be a coward and say it to others first, let alone all the media in the world,” Lohan wrote.

The father and daughter have publicly quarreled for years. Lohan said in the hyphen-laden blog post that she tried to make things work in hopes “of having a father again” and “wanting things to change” despite what her mother and siblings have gone through with him.

Lohan continued: “Having said that — the people were right, and he is yet to change — but this time, without his daughter by his side — he has become a public embarrassment and a bully — to my family, my co-workers, my friends and a girl that means the world to me (it’s obvious who that is).”

The “Mean Girls” star went on to say that she believes her father is addicted to fame, and if he really cared about her, he would respect her wishes. She also said than Ronson and Lohan’s mother Dina would never “sell me out.” Loahn ended the post by saying that she had a therapist and it’s not a cameraman at x17 (the celebrity photo agency and Web site).

In a separate post, Ronson said she was angry when she first heard about Michael’s attack on her and called him a man “who is so desperate for attention that he goes to the media whenever possible.” Ronson went on to say she felt “no need to publicly defend my role in Lindsay’s life — I’m just sorry that she likes me more than him.”