Michael Lohan may talk crazy, but Dina Lohan lives in lala land. No, not Los Angeles, but an imaginary land filled with happy thoughts and positivity and craziness.
After this whole jail sentence thing for daughter Lindsay, Dina is still holding out hope that somehow her lawyer-less, money-less, daughter won’t have to go to jail.
In an interview with InTouch Weekly she revealed:
How does Lindsay feel about going to jail?
When the decision came down, it was horrific. We hugged and cried a lot. But we’re optimists. Lindsay is sober and she’s fine. I don’t want to speak hypothetically [about jail] because she’s not going to be in that situation.
But the judge says she has to be in jail by July 20.
We’re taking it one day at a time. I don’t know what the outcome will be.
What have you said to your other children about Lindsay going to jail?
I don’t have to tell them anything. My son is 22 and graduated summa cum laude and he knows. My other son is 14 and he’s out on the lacrosse field getting ridiculed. Ali is in school with these girls being mean to her because of this situation. It’s not easy being us.
When people say, “What did you do for her, Dina?”, how do you respond?
She went to rehab before the court ordered her. When I put my daughter in rehab, I knew she needed it. In 2007 — not currently.
Is Lindsay 100 percent sober now?
Kids lie to their parents. Do you think she’s ever been dishonest to you about drinking or drugs?
I’m going to keep it general. I give my kids enough room — I don’t smother them. I think you have to let them make their own failures to make success. We’re all going to fail at one point at something.
As a smoker, how will Lindsay deal with not being able to smoke in jail?
When the time comes, she probably will have to get hypnotized, but again, we’re hoping it doesn’t come to that.
What is she the most scared of about jail?
She is claustrophobic, so she’s in fear of that.
What are you most scared of?
If Lindsay went to jail, I would fear for her life. Jail doesn’t help anyone no matter what problem you have — unless you’re a rapist or a murderer. This wasn’t a violent crime, but they’re saying you miss a DUI class and have to go to jail for three months — that’s absurd.
Are you worried about Lindsay overdosing now?
Every mother worries about their children every day, all the time.
What are Lindsay’s goals for the future?
Lindsay actually wants to open up her own rehab center here [in LA] and a couple across the country to help other kids and celebs so they don’t fall through the cracks in this town. She mentioned it to me a couple of days ago. She’s really growing up.
The last answer is the best! Nothing like trying to get something positive out there before they lock you up in an 8×8 cell for 23 hours of the day.