Earlier today, video of a physical altercation between Lindsay Lohan and her fiance, Egor Tarabasov, was leaked online, drawing astonished reactions from fans.
The footage, which many have described as highly disturbing, is being taken by some as definitive evidence that Lindsay was desperately crying out for help when she described herself as a "victim of domestic violence" early on in her relationship with Tarabasov.
The accusatory post was quickly deleted, but it was only the beginning of Lindsay's very public relationship troubles.
Red flags have been appearing for months, and last week, family and friends became deeply concerned when Lindsay accused Egor of cheating during a bizarre, late-night social media rant.
"Lindsay is trying to make this seem okay and it is just not okay," a source close to the situation tells Radar Online.
"Her family and friends think that she is in danger now and she cannot hide it anymore."
The insider adds that Lohan's inner circle is concerned, as despite the fact that she's made a number of shocking accusations against Tarabasov, she always ends up going back to him.
"It seems like there is nothing that anyone can do," says the source.
"Lindsay cut herself off from all of her network of people and she has become Egor's puppet," the pal said, adding, "Lindsay said that she does not want to live without him!"
"No one knows what to do because she seems out of her mind right now."
Sadly, it's a cycle that's familiar to many who have loved ones who have been victims of abuse.
"Many of Lindsay's close friends hate him and have been begging her to leave him for good," said the source.
"Lindsay flipped out on everyone and said that no one wants to see her happy."
Lohan's father, Michael Lohan, is particularly angry and has stated that he would relish the opportunity to give Tarabasov a taste of his own medicine:
"I welcome the opportunity for him to sit down with me face to face," Michael said.
"I'd give him the opportunity to slap me, so I would have a reason to man-handle him like he did Lindsay."
He added, "He isn't worth going to jail for."
Michael previously praised Egor and stated that he believed Tarabasov and his family had the power to "save Lindsay's career."
Even after several indications that Lindsay's relationship was with Egor was unhealthy, Michael expressed his excitement over the possibility that his daughter was carrying Tarabasov's child:
As for Lindsay throwing Egor's phone, Michael says the 22-year-old Russian real estate
Lohan has yet to respond to the controversy over the footage that was released today.
Tellingly, the 30-year-old actress made her Instagram page private shortly after the video appeared online.
We'll have further updates on this story as more information becomes available.