Divorce papers from Lindsay Lohan's mother claim her father threatened to kill the family

By Todd Peterson
Updated February 24, 2005 09:15 AM

While Lindsay Lohan’s grandma issued a tearful plea this week for Lindsay to help her troubled father, newly released divorce papers from the star’s mom claim that Michael Lohan threatened to kill the family.

In papers filed by Dina Lohan in January, Michael Lohan allegedly threatened to kill his estranged wife and children, New York’s Daily News reports. “O.J. Simpson has nothing on me,” Michael Lohan reportedly told the family’s security guard. “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.”

The divorce papers also describe several instances in which Michael Lohan, 44, allegedly beat Dina.

Michael Lohan’s attorney, Dominic Barbara, has not yet commented on the allegations. Dina Lohan, 42, is seeking full custody of the couple’s children, alimony and $1 million in damages.

Meanwhile, Michael Lohan’s mother attempted to reach out to granddaughter Lindsay this week. Marilyn Lohan, who was waiting for her son to appear in a Mineola, N.Y., court following his arrest Saturday for driving under the influence, pleaded with her granddaughter to pay the $20,000 bail needed to release her father.

“I know your father has problems, but it should be separate from our relationship,” Marilyn told the New York Post on Tuesday. “Just help your father, Lindsay. He loves you – please be there for him.”

Michael Lohan was arrested after the 2005 Volvo he was driving crashed into a utility pole and burst into flames.

The Saturday accident is just the latest in a string of troubles for Lohan, 44. The father of the Mean Girls actress has an order of protection against him, which bars him from seeing Lindsay or his other children. He has twice violated that order, and was also arrested for driving under the influence of drugs. In December he was ordered to serve 28 days in a rehab clinic, PEOPLE reports.