In a new interview, Dina Lohan basically implies that Lindsay Lohan is a train wreck because she saw her father, Michael Lohan, abuse drugs - and her mom.
"I need to make the world aware that Lindsay is messed up because her father is so messed up," Dina told the New York Daily News in an explosive story.
Dina claims her daughter's ongoing problems all stem from graphic incidents in which she witnessed her father beat her mother in 1986 - and rape in 1990.
"Lindsay saw her dad abuse me - that's why she's so screwed up," Dina said. "She saw a lot of crazy stuff. I want the world to know the root of her problems."
"Lindsay saw the beatings an the abuse. She said, 'Stay, mommy, don't leave … I'm so sorry for making you stay.' But I didn't stay for Lindsay. I wanted all my kids to be happy."
Dina, 50, told the paper that the attack - one of many she says she endured during their 22-year marriage - occurred after they dined in Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.
Michael Lohan, she says, had spent the night getting drunk and high on cocaine, Dina claims, eventually leading him to punch her in the face with a closed fist.
Dina backed up her clai with a photo of a bruise under her right eye, holding an infant Lindsay (she sought medical attention December 4, 1986 for facial "blunt trauma.")
Dina Lohan said that "when Lindsay saw the photo, she was furious. She said, 'Tell the world! Talk about it!'" Michael denied the story to the paper, of course.
According to MiLo, the circumstances were completely different.
"I came in at 2 o'clock in the morning after being out with some friends," he says. "I walked in and she hit me with an ice tray. With the back of my hand I slapped her in the face."
"Yes, it did happen in 1986. Were there any charges? No, not at all."
"I had a big black and blue mark on my neck - from her."
As for the alleged sexual assault, Dina said it took place in 1990, during a time he was in-and-out of jail for convictions tied to his former career as a stockbroker.
"Michael was addicted to cocaine, like most stockbrokers back then," Dina said. "He had a lot of bad stuff going on." Nothing worse than that one night, however.
She said Michael Lohan showed up in a limousine on Valentine's Day, "out of jail and on another coke-fueled night," and trying to rebuild their relationship.
“He said, 'I love you and I want to be with you,' but then it went dark. It went dark really quick," Dina said, adding that the rape occurred as Lindsay and her siblings slept.
"I just knew I had to stay quiet … I [didn't] want to wake them."
Dina, at her parents' urging, went to the ER and had a rape kit performed, but said she never pursued further punishment for Michael, who was jail-bound at the time anyway.
Not so, Michael says, recalling of the incident: "I went over to her parents' house and made love to her … how can you rape a person when they're on top of you?"
A fair question, and an image we're having trouble getting out of our brains.
Michael said the rape accusation only sprouted when Dina heard a girlfriend of his in the background on the phone later that night … obviously.
"She called the next day, crying," he said. "I said, 'Let’s work this out.'"
"I got back with Dina. There were no charges."
Michael said of Dina's accusation-loaded interview: "She's bringing this up now because she's drinking and partying with Lindsay. And she keeps robbing Lindsay."
"She is the devil."
Lindsay Lohan is broke, but the reasons for that are manifold.
It's a claim Mike has made many times before, and probably has a degree of truth to it ... not that he's been a saint to his ex or kids by any means.
One thing's for sure … this explains a lot about Lindsay.