Michael Lohan is furious over reports that his ex-wife Dina Lohan had told their troubled daughter she did not have to consent to random drug and alcohol testing during her stint at the Betty Ford clinic, which led to an altercation with staff member Dawn Holland when the actress returned late to her sober house from a trip out.
Michael told RadarOnline.com: "Dina made the mistake of being overheard telling Lindsay - and the other girls she is living with - not to take a drug test.
"It's enabling even in rehab. How sad. Are you kidding me? If this was all handled the right way, with honesty, none of this would have happened."
The showbiz patriarch also revealed that Lindsay - who Michael insists tested negative for drugs and alcohol after the incident - is considering suing the clinic after Dawn spoke out about her clash with the actress, resulting in the worker being dismissed from her job.
He said: "Lindsay could sue the Betty Ford clinic for millions of dollars.
"For this woman to speak publicly and break a patient's confidentiality is unheard of in the rehab and medical field.
"This is a big, big issue and it's an open-and-shut case: one of their people spoke out and that's that. Bottom line, you can't do that.
"She is personally liable for this gross invasion of privacy, as is the Betty Ford Centre.
"Lindsay doesn't need this or deserve it when she worked so hard and has come too far for this to happen."
Lindsay is under a court order to stay in the facility until January 3.
24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.
Demi Lovato insists she and Miley Cyrus are "acquaintances" rather than friends because they no longer have anything in common. Read More »
Music mogul P Diddy has described Cameron Diaz as the "sexiest girl in the world", a report claims. Read More »
Are you thirty and still single, without even a hint of a prospect on the horizon? Then read this!
BloemfonteinHR Solutions for Tomorrow (Pty) Ltd
Johannesburg CBDOnly the Best RandburgR418 000 - R650 000 Per Year
JohannesburgZiphi Nkomo 1 Group of CompaniesR20 000 Per Month
HousesR 1 950 000
HousesR 3 999 000
FarmsR 4 295 000