As Lindsay Lohan finally seems to be getting her life on track, it seems like her mother, Dina, is taking a page from her daughter’s old “bad excuses for bad behavior” playbook.
51-year-old Dina, who was charged with speeding and driving under the influence near her home on Long Island on September 12, has finally come out with an excuse for her reckless behavior: the media made me do it.
In a video obtained by Extra, Dina’s lawyer, Mark Heller, claims that a court evaluator has determined that Dina’s booze-fueled joyride was not really her fault, finding that the mom of the year — hey, she did raise Lindsay, after all — has no alcohol dependence, and is usually a great driver when she’s not three sheets to the wind.
Reading from the evaluator’s statement, Heller says that Dina’s dangerous driving was, instead, the direct result of “ongoing stresses caused by you folks, the paparazzi, media attention, and distorted tabloid character profiles.”
Despite her lawyer’s insistence that his client doesn’t have a problem with alcohol, this isn’t the first time Dina’s been accused of tying one on. Many, including Dina’s own ex, Michael Lohan, accused her of being drunk during her interview with Dr. Phil in September, during which she was an incoherent mess, leading the talk show host to write her off as “phony [and] inauthentic.”