Because we just don't spend enough time talking about the Lohan family, know that Dina Lohan has sold pictures of herself with a black eye she says ex-husband Michael Lohan gave her back in the '80s.

Entertainment Tonight is displaying on its website a picture of Dina Lohan holding Lindsay as a small child, while sporting a bright shiner on her eye. Dina Lohan went public earlier this week, saying Lindsay's constant problems are likely the result of seeing her mother being abused by her father when she was young.

During an interview with the New York Daily News, the mother of four alleged that Michael physically abused her in front of their daughter Lindsay, saying "that's why she's so screwed up."

Well, good to know it had nothing to do with Dina. Obviously she had no choice when it came to pushing her child into the entertainment industry.

In a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight, Dina revealed details about the alleged abuse, saying, "I will tell my story, about abuse and how I've survived it and how my children have survived it. It shed some light on my children's behavior, having to witness it."

Michael Lohan, of course, vehemently denied abusing his ex-wife, telling ET, "(Dina) hit me with an ice tray, and I turned around and swung. I didn't punch her. I didn't do anything deliberately to attack her. I swung out of reflex ... she's twisting everything."


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The story surfaced after Lindsay Lohan didn't show up in court Monday morning, where prosecutors were supposed to determine whether or not to charge her for allegedly assaulting a psychic who allegedly was trying to steal the guy she was kind of stalking (we say that the nicest way possible ... really). The case was continued.

Photos appeared of Lindsay Lohan in London last weekend, where some websites have alleged she was paid $100,000 to party with Middle Eastern royalty.

Funny enough, Dina was allegedly there with her. She went public with the abuse story after reporters started asking about Lindsay's no-show in court.

"Lindsay saw her dad abuse me -- that's why she's so screwed up."

"Michael beat the hell out of me," Dina told the Daily News, of the alleged 1986 incident. "When Lindsay saw the photo, she was furious," said Dina. "She said, 'Tell the world! Talk about it!'"

Dina said she was forced to live with her parents as Michael went in and out of jail for insider trading and securities fraud. She says he came to visit her in 1990 and raped her.

"He said, 'I love you and I want to be with you,' but then it went dark. It went dark really quick," said Dina, adding that Michael raped her as her children slept.

"(They) were sleeping, and I just knew I had to stay quiet -- I don't want to wake them," she said.

When her parents came home later, Dina said they insisted she go to the hospital. The Daily News reported that, according to Nassau County Hospital medical records, Dina did go to the ER to report a rape. She was examined by doctors and her clothes and other evidence was gathered in a rape kit. Notes on the report indicate doctors called the police and also a coalition for abused women.

Dina never pressed charges, she said, because once again, her husband was already on his way to jail.

Michael called Dina's version of events revisionist history, insisting that their sex was consensual. He said Dina invited him to her parents' house and took the lead with their intercourse in a first-floor bedroom.

He said Dina's rape allegation was caused by her jealously when calling hin later that night to discover he was with another woman.

Feel free to go take three or four showers. We'll be here when you get back.

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