“We have a great respect for Jay Leno but we are disappointed in the path he chose to allow a guest to make light of a very serious situation concerning Lindsay,” Dina told Access Hollywood‘s Billy Bush in an e-mail Thursday.
On Tuesday, Schneider was booked as a last-minute replacement for Lohan, who canceled her scheduled appearance after she was arrested on drunk-driving charges. For the spot, Schneider dressed in drag as the actress, complete with blond wig, black dress and an alcohol-monitoring bracelet strapped to his leg.
“This is a very personal and private matter and our only concern is to get Lindsay the help that she needs,” Dina adds in the e-mail. “We will get through this together and it will make our family stronger.”
Lindsay’s mom also sent her gratitude to another late-night host for steering clear of her 21-year-old-daughter’s recent trouble. “Thank you to Craig Ferguson for not making a mockery of such a serious situation to which teens and young adults are facing across the country!” wrote Dina.
She added: “Our thoughts and prayers go out to all families who have had to see a family member through tough times.”
The email is signed, “Dina and Family.”