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Lindsay's downfall my fault, says dad

world Updated: Feb 25, 2011 14:17 IST

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Troubled actress Lindsay Lohan's father Michael has admitted he is "100%" responsible for his daughter's personal crises.

The Mean Girls star is currently facing a prison spell as she prepares to go to trial over a felony theft charge, stemming from allegations that she stole a necklace.

Lohan also spent time behind bars and in rehab last year, to tackle a substance abuse and alcohol problem.

Now her dad Michael, 50, has spoken out about her woes, confessing that the Lohan family broke down after he lashed out and attacked his wife Dina's brother for taking drugs. And Michael believes the collapse of his marriage to Dina prompted Lindsay's downfall.

Asked if he is to blame for Lindsay's struggles, Michael said to CNN's Piers Morgan, "Justifiably, no doubt, 100%. (Her mother) Dina and I are responsible - and I have to say myself more than Dina. Because if it wasn't for the fight I had when I caught her brother smoking crack at my son's party... I reacted the wrong way."

"I did not have to beat him up. I did not have to react the way I did - and inevitably that was the launch for our divorce... It was me or her (Dina's) family, and she chose her family, and that broke Lindsay's heart... It's a wake-up call for me," Michael added.