“Extra” host Mario Lopez sat down for an exclusive interview with Dina Lohan, who talked about the rumors surrounding daughter Lindsay and her family.

When asked if trouble seems to find Lindsay or Lindsay finds trouble,” her mother replied, “A little bit of both. I really think she’s a target and since I am a single parent, I think they think there’s a weaker link that she doesn’t have as much protection around her.”


Dina said living in New York, closer to the family, is one way to keep Lindsay safe, “I have been trying to get her out of [L.A.] for five years… she’s safer at home.” 

As for the rumors the mother and daughter were reportedly turned away from two hotels when they arrived in Los Angeles for Lindsay’s recent court appearance, Dina laughed, “That was so silly. We got to the hotel, and there were so many paparazzi, so we opted out.  We went to another hotel, the suites were full and then we ended up at the Beverly Hills Hotel.” 

Dina also said she is sick of being a tabloid target, calling herself the most misunderstood mom in America. She has written a new tell-all book, “A Parent Trapped,” which details the Lohan family drama, including her relationship with ex-husband Michael Lohan.

Dina explained, “I don’t really want to speak about that on camera, but I’ve been a single mom my whole life. I’ve had sole custody and my other three have had no relationship with him… Yes, I feel like I’m the victim of domestic violence for years, so if I can save a life or change a life. I want it to be a helpful book. I’m always hopeful things will get better and slowly, but surely hopefully they are.”

As for what Dina would like Lindsay to do in the future, “I just want to babysit.”  For now, though, she is focused on keeping her daughter out of the headlines.

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