The father of teen movie star Lindsay Lohan threatened to kill his estranged wife and children, according to allegations in divorce papers.
“O.J. Simpson has nothing on me,” Michael Lohan allegedly told the family’s security guard last year. “I know exactly how I’m going to kill (them). I know when I’m going to do it, and I’m going to enjoy it.”
Divorce papers were filed last month by the 18-year-old star’s mother, Dina Lohan, and allegations in them were published in Thursday’s edition of the New York Daily News. Dina Lohan is seeking full custody of the couple’s children, alimony and $1 million in damages.
According to the papers, Michael Lohan invoked the name of Simpson, the former football star acquitted of murder in the slayings of his ex-wife and her companion in 1994.
The documents also describe several instances in which Lohan, 44, allegedly beat his wife.
Michael Lohan’s attorney, Dominic Barbara, did not return calls to the News seeking comment. But he told ABC his headline-grabbing problems have helped — not hurt — his daughter’s career.
“She’s got more offers than ever now ... don’t they say any publicity is good publicity?” Michael Lohan told ABC’s “Primetime Live” in an interview to be broadcast Thursday night.“People don’t want the good things, they want the dirt.”
The interview was conducted two weeks ago, before Michael Lohan was arrested following a fiery car crash in the Long Island town of Syosset and charged with driving while intoxicated.
Lohan, 44, was the only occupant of the vehicle, which left a road and struck a utility pole shortly after midnight Saturday. He got out before it burst into flames and was not injured.
In December, he pleaded guilty to several charges, including assaulting a brother-in-law at his son’s communion party, and was ordered into drug and alcohol treatment and therapy. He also was arrested last June for allegedly skipping out on a $3,800 bill for several suites at a hotel.
Michael Lohan says in the ABC interview that he’s interested in doing a reality TV show that “would follow us through the course of our divorce. Everything would be put on hold to begin with while we’re shooting this, in an effort to become a family.”
Lindsay Lohan, 18, starred in “Mean Girls,” “Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen,” “Freaky Friday” and “The Parent Trap.” Her upcoming films include “Herbie: Fully Loaded.”