Hours after Lindsay Lohan was sentenced to 90 days in jail to be followed by 90 days in rehab for violating probation, her estranged father, Michael Lohan, sat down with Larry King to discuss his daughter’s punishment.
In the interview, Lohan noted that he was feeling “dismay, but at the same time a little satisfaction that she’s going to rehab. But the last thing in the world I wanted was for my daughter to go to jail. … Any kind of jail is harsh especially for a young lady like Lindsay that doesn’t need jail. I’ve been there myself and I know that jail didn’t do anything for me with my addictions. She needs help.”
Michael said he believes that his daughter is addicted to prescription medications and that in lieu of the jail time he would prefer it if Lindsay spent “six months or longer in an inpatient treatment facility.”
At the end of the day, even with the sentence, Lohan thinks that his daughter can eventually recover from her demons. “I know she can do it. I don’t think she can, I know she can,” he said on the show. “She’s an intelligent girl. She’s got drive; when she puts her mind to something she can do anything in the world.”
Meanwhile, Lohan’s mom, Dina, spoke about her daughter’s sentencing to Popeater.com. “This is so not fair to do this to my child,” she told the site.