Michael Lohan Skates on Death-Threat Charge

Judge sets aside aggravated harassment case provided Lohan behaves himself for next year

By Josh Grossberg Jun 10, 2009 6:57 PMTags
Michael Lohan, mugshotSuffolk County Police

Linday Lohan's daddy dearest is off the hook.

A Long Island judge has agreed to set aside a misdemeanor charge of aggravated harassment against Michael Lohan provided he stays out of trouble for the next year.

"If he does do something, our office has the option of petitioning the court to place the case back on the calendar," a spokeswoman for the Suffolk County District Attorney tells E! News.

"It's like being on parole...You have to be good, otherwise you're going to get it back."

Lohan has to be on his best behavior until June 3, 2010.

Prosecutors claimed Lohan, 49, called 34-year-old fiancée Erin Muller in April and threatened to kill her and himself.

Lohan, who served two years in state prison for assault, cocaine and DUI charges, had repeatedly proclaimed his innocence and chalks the whole thing up to a misunderstanding.

"It just goes to show you how the police and press twist things and make things into something they aren't," he tells E! News, "especially when the Lohans or any public figures are involved."