Lindsay Lohan is switching sides, again. The actress who supported President Obama in the 2008 campaign has jumped to GOP side this time, even as her personal allegiances get a similar shake-up in the wake of her latest police-related drama.
Back in 2008, Lohan called Obama’s historic victory “amazing,” but at a promotional event in Los Angeles on Thursday the “Canyons” actress said she’s had a change of heart. “I think unemployment is very important for now, so as of now I think [my vote] is Mitt Romney,” said Lohan, who with her endorsement of the former Republican governor of Massachusetts joins a small minority of young Hollywood stars who’ve publicly expressed support for the challenger.
Last month, Lohan tweeted a request to Obama to “cut taxes for those who need it: middle-class families, small businesses” as well as, “those that are listed on Forbes as ’millionaires.'”
According to Fox News Lohan hinted that there may be more to her political flip-flop than meets the eye. “It’s a long story, but you’re going to have to wait for that,” she said.
Even as Lohan was pledging allegiance to one candidate, she was breaking ties with another man in her life: her dad.
In a lengthy interview with TMZ on Thursday, Lindsay clarified comments she made a day earlier in a phone conversation with Michael Lohan in which she claimed mother Dina had attacked her in a limo while high on cocaine.
“I told my dad a really hurtful and untruthful lie about my mom. She was not on cocaine,” said Lohan, who told the site she felt betrayed by Michael’s decision to release the audio of the desperate phone call to the media.
She said the tape leak was the last straw and that she’s “done” with Michael forever because he, “doesn’t know what it means to be a father. He doesn’t want to be a dad.”
Though the police were called and investigated the argument — which reportedly stemmed from a disagreement over Lindsay’s payments to help save her mother’s home from foreclosure — Lohan brushed off the scuffle. “Daughters have fights with their moms,” she said. “It happens a lot. It’s normal.”
Michael Lohan shot back, saying that his ex is playing Lindsay, telling TMZ, “this is just another manipulation by Dina to control Lindsay. Dina is just using Lindsay to cover her tracks.” He also said that despite Lohan’s declaration that she will never talk to her dad again, “I know Lindsay loves me and I love her very much.”