Lindsay Lohan, Samantha Ronson

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UPDATE: In an email statement to the New York Post's Page Six, Lindsay Lohan excoriates her father.

"My father obviously needs to be on medication to control his moods. He is out of line...It's dangerous and scary as it reminds me of how he treated my mother and I my whole childhood. He needs to be stopped. This is yet another reason why we aren't speaking.

"I am in a great place in life. I have overcome a lot and have been able to learn how to enjoy and appreciate my life in every way possible...

"Samantha is not evil, I care for her very much and she's a wonderful girl. She loves me, as I do her."

Clay Aiken kept his big announcement relatively drama free. The same can't be said for Lindsay Lohan.

The former teenage drama queen seemed to announce earlier this week that she and perpetual sidekick Samantha Ronson are dating and have been for "a very long time"—comments that produced a collective shrug from the tabloid-reading masses, who've suspected as much, and a big thumbs-down from her daddy dearest, Michael.

In an impromptu call to Dr. Drew's syndicated radio chat show, Loveline, on Monday, the 22-year-old actress was interrogated by cohost Ted Stryker.

"You guys, you and Samantha, have been going out for how long now?" asked Stryker. "Like two years, one year, five months, two months?"

"For a very long time," Lohan replied with a laugh.

The supposed confirmation occurred after Ronson talked to the Loveline crew during a brief break from spinning at TV Guide's Emmy afterparty. Ronson was offering her sympathies to pals DJ AM and Travis Barker, who were severely injured in a horrific plane crash on Saturday in South Carolina.

Ronson then handed the phone to Lohan.

Lohan's publicist, Leslie Sloane Zelnik, says that despite reports to the contrary, the Mean Girls star and the DJ are not engaged and had no plans to tie the knot.

But Michael Lohan didn't seem ready to accept any kind of relationship. Phoning the Yo on E! radio show, the elder Lohan offered his own spin. He said he didn't believe Lindsay actually fessed up to being romantically involved with Ronson during the call.

"They kind of asked her if she was dating [Samantha], and Lindsay eluded that question. Then [Stryker] led into another one and kind of tricked her into saying 'a long time,' " Michael said.

"Lindsay didn't call in, Samantha called in. She put her up to it, as far as I'm concerned," he added.


Admitting his open hostility toward Ronson, Michael said he wished for five minutes alone with the DJ to give her a piece of his mind.

"Samantha, if you really love her, love her like a friend and let her get back on her feet, and let her pursue the things in life that are really heartfelt," he mused. "And don't keep her from her family."

Michael Lohan said he feels Ronson has a dangerous hold on his daughter and tries to keep him at bay because he can "see right through her."

"You don't hear about the phone calls I get at four o'clock in the morning where [Lindsay is] crying to me on the phone, and Samantha in the background saying 'Get off the phone with your father,' " he said.

(Originally published Sept. 24, 2008 at 4 a.m. PT.)

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