Lindsay Lohan's making excuses again, but for once, she's not off base. Being Michael Lohan's spawn doesn't justify her troubled behavior, but it helped cause it.
The rehabbing star is doing a lot of thinking at the Betty Ford Clinic, and has reached one conclusion: MiLo and his dysfunctional parenting are largely to blame.
Talking to counselors about the path that led her to drug and alcohol addiction, Linds is convinced the nightmare of growing up in a messed up family took its toll.
Linds repeatedly talks about allegations her mom, Dina Lohan, made in her divorce papers ... that Michael abused her. Lindsay says she witnessed it firsthand, too.
It's still tough to deal with for the actress, especially seeing as Lindsay claims she had to step in and protect her mother from Michael (who denies abusing Dina).
On top of Mike being an abysmal excuse for a human being, Lindsay moving to L.A. at a very young age with almost no supervision was also an undeniable catalyst.
The celebrity gossip scrutiny hasn't helped either, no matter how much she invites it. Hopefully, these counseling sessions help Lindsay move forward constructively.
And her douchenozzle of a dad stays the hell away.