Dina and Lindsay Lohan have had their differences, but they're fully united in opposition against Fox News.
Mother and daughter have sued the network, as well as Sean Hannity and Michelle Fields, over a comment made on Hannity on Feb. 4, 2014, by Fields about the Lohan ladies doing cocaine together.
Per the complaint filed Monday and obtained by E! News, the plaintiffs took umbrage with the crack last year, demanding in a letter dated Feb. 18, 2014, a retraction and that Fox News remove the video clip and related blog post from its website. The Lohans' lawsuit states that, while Fox issued an on-air statement admitting that Fields' comment wasn't verified beforehand, they never took the clip down, thereby allowing it to circulate endlessly afterward.
The segment in question was "Great American Panel" on Hannity, which that day was discussing the death by heroin overdose two days beforehand of Philip Seymour Hoffman. While debating which other celebrities could potentially meet similar fates, Fields said, "Lindsay's mom is doing cocaine with her."
Attorney Mark Jay Heller said in a statement today that he and lawyer David J. Hernandez filed suit on the Lohans' behalf due to Fields' "outrageously slanderous and defamatory" comment, which she "inappropriately and shockingly stated, unequivocally and as a matter of fact" when it was, in fact, "false."
The Lohans are asking for compensatory and punitive damages, alleging that they've suffered "and will continue to suffer severe mental and emotional distress; embarrassment and humiliation; pain and suffering; and economic loss, including loss of income, entertainment and acting contracts, present and future diminished income and economic opportunities."
A Fox News spokesperson issued a statement Tuesday, telling E! News in a statement, "We will defend this case to the fullest. The remark about which Lindsay and Dina Lohan complain was made on live television by a guest nearly a year ago. We removed the segment from our archives altogether last February and also apologized on-air. At that time, the Lohans did not make any demands for money, and we are surprised they are doing so now."
In an interview with Oprah Winfreythat aired on OWN in August 2013, after her most recent trip to rehab, Lohan admitted to being an addict and called alcohol her drug of choice. She told Oprah that she had done cocaine 10 to 15 times in her life and didn't like it—but doing it, she added, "allowed me to drink more. I think that's why I did it."
Asked how her struggle with addiction began, she said, "A lot of stuff went on with my family when I was young and I grew up in a very chaotic home and then there were moments of everything being wonderful and perfect and then things being so uncontrollable and chaotic that—it's something people go through and unfortunately I waited too long to face it."
(Originally published on Mon., Feb. 2, 2015 at 7:05 p.m. PDT.)