Lindsay and Dina Lohan Sue Fox News Over Cocaine Allegations

By McCarton Ackerman 02/03/15

The Lohans have accused Fox News of "malicious innuendo."

Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan and her infamous "Momager" Dina have filed a lawsuit against Fox News after a guest on the network alleged that the actress did cocaine with her mother.

The comment was made in February 2014 as part of a panel discussion on celebrities who had died from drug overdoses. Michelle Fields, a commentator on The Sean Hannity Show, declared that “Lindsay Lohan’s mom is doing cocaine with her.” The lawsuit accused the network of airing “malicious innuendo” and claims that their reputations have been damaged as a result. A letter from Lohan’s lawyers also described the comments as “outrageously slanderous and defamatory.”

But lawyers for Fox News reportedly sent letters to Lohan’s attorneys a year ago, informing them that an apology was made on-air shortly after the segment. They promised to send them a DVD of the on-air apology and also vowed to remove the segment from the network’s website.

Although Lindsay and Dina have denied doing cocaine together, the actress has said that both of them have done cocaine separately. She admitted using the drug in an August 2013 episode of Oprah’s Next Chapter and also claimed that her mom had used cocaine during a hysterical call to her father, Michael, in 2012, which ended up being leaked.

The allegations could be particularly upsetting to Lindsay since she appears to be working hard to stay sober. She spent significant time in London at the end of last year for a theater production and has been trying to figure out how to remain there, declaring that she enjoys life away from aggressive American paparazzi and vowing that there’s no chance she will live in Los Angeles again.

"I can go for a run here [London] on my own … I do every morning, early, and I think how my friends in New York would still be up partying at that time. I needed to grow up, and London is a better place for me to do that than anywhere else,” she said to The Observer. "In L.A., I didn't know what to do, apart from go out every night. That's when my friends were free. And I would go out, and there would be all these cameras there, and that's when it became difficult."

Lindsay even made fun of her checkered past during a recent Super Bowl ad for Esurance. In a nod to her pair of DUI arrests in 2007, she plows through a safety “School Zone” sign and tells a nearby child that she’s “clocked a lot of miles” before driving away as she drags signs and other road debris with her.

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McCarton Ackerman is a freelance writer and editor living in Portland, Oregon. He has been a contributor for The Fix since October 2011, writing on a wide range of topics ranging from medical marijuana in Colorado to the world's sexiest drug smugglers. Follow him on Linkedin and Twitter.