Lindsay Lohan's dad arrested for domestic violence

Reuters News
Posted: Mar 22, 2011 1:57 PM
Lindsay Lohan's dad arrested for domestic violence

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Lindsay Lohan's father was arrested after an apparently angry confrontation with an ex-girlfriend, police and celebrity news sites reported on Tuesday.

Michael Lohan, 50, was picked up on a West Hollywood street on Monday night after a woman filed a domestic violence report with police. The woman declined medical treatment but Lohan was booked on suspicion of injuring a cohabitant and false imprisonment, a West Hollywood sheriff's department spokesman said.

Lohan was later taken to a nearby hospital complaining of chest pains.

Celebrity website said Lohan got into a violent argument with his ex-girlfriend Kate Major and tried to choke her with a towel.

Michael Lohan and actress Lindsay Lohan's mother Dina divorced in 2007. Michael Lohan has had several run-ins with the law and spent time in prison. He is due to appear in the upcoming season of TV reality show "Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew" getting treatment for anger management.

Lindsay Lohan, who has been in and out of rehab and jail in the past three years, is scheduled for a court hearing in Los Angeles on Friday on a charge of stealing a $2,500 necklace from a store in January.

(Reporting by Jill Serjeant; Editing by Bob Tourtellotte)