Lindsay Lohan and her mother Dina are suing the Fox News network, show host Sean Hannity, and commentator Michelle Fields.
The suit brought by Lindsay Lohan claims that Fields, while on Hannity’s show, claimed that Lohan and her mother do cocaine together.
The comments came just days after actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died of a drug overdose in February 2014.
Lindsay Lohan‘s lawsuit says that the comments came during a segment of the show where, spurred by Hoffman’s death, Hannity and Fields were talking about celebrities who had died from drug overdoses.
As they discussed people like Whitney Houston, Elvis Presley and Amy Winehouse, it seems they also mentioned “as a matter of fact” that Lindsay Lohan and her mother do cocaine together.
This, in turn, sort of added her to a list of those who would soon meet the same fate.
That is a bold statement to make without being able to back it up, and Lindsay Lohan’s lawsuit claims that they can’t.
The problem is that Lindsay Lohan has been on a long and winding road to recovery from drug and alcohol abuse and is trying to inch her way back up to the top.
Mark Heller, a lawyer for Lindsay Lohan, said in a phone interview, “People should be able to feel that if they hear something on TV or read something in the media, it should be truthful. Lindsay Lohan is on the way toward restoring her career and getting back on track, and something like this can be very fragile and hurtful to her.”
Lindsay Lohan is seeking unspecified compensatory and punitive damages for defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
They also want Fox to stop distributing that episode of Sean Hannity’s show.
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