The teen idol says her troubled father doesn't deserve a cut of her money – or her respect

By People Staff
Updated March 02, 2005 04:00 PM

Teen idol Lindsay Lohan is lashing out at her troubled father, who has asked for a cut of his famous daughter’s earnings as part of his divorce from Lohan’s mother, Dina.

According to the Mean Girls star, all he ever did for her was “go out and not come home at night and make my mom and me stay up and wonder where he was,” the actress tells W magazine. “So I don’t think he deserves anything He doesn’t even deserve my respect.”

Last month Michael Lohan, 44, sued his estranged wife for half of her stake in Lindsay’s money. Dina, who is her daughter’s manager, receives 15 percent of Lindsay’s earnings. Michael Lohan estimates his wife makes $3 million a year.

Although Lindsay says she doesn’t want anything to do with her father, there is one thing she says her Dad taught her – to stay away from cocaine.

“I’ve seen how (cocaine) messes with families,” the 18-year-old says. “If I hadn’t experienced that, I may have gone a different route. I don’t know, but I’ve seen how it literally tore my parents apart.”

Michael Lohan has had a series of run-ins with the law. He was arrested Feb. 19 after the 2005 Volvo he was driving crashed into a utility pole and burst into flames. In the fall, he was arrested twice for allegedly violating an order of protection taken out by Dina, and once on charges of driving while under the influence of drugs. In December, the elder Lohan was ordered to serve 28 days in an upstate New York rehab clinic.

As for Michael Lohan’s plans for a reality show based on his family’s life, Lindsay who is filming Just My Luck in New Orleans, thinks it might be a good idea.

“As sick as it sounds, a reality show might help, actually,” she says. “At least then people could get to the truth.”