Lindsay Lohan's dad charged with assault

Wed Mar 23, 2011 4:39pm EDT
 
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Lindsay Lohan's father was charged on Wednesday with assaulting his live-in girlfriend during an argument at their home, Los Angeles prosecutors said.

Michael Lohan, 50, was picked up on a West Hollywood street on Monday night after girlfriend Kate Major filed a domestic violence report with police. Officials described her injuries as minor but said Lohan could face up to one year in jail if convicted.

Michael Lohan and actress Lindsay Lohan's mother Dina divorced in 2007. Michael Lohan has had several run-ins with the law and spent time in prison. He is due to appear in the upcoming season of TV reality show "Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew" getting treatment for anger management.

Lindsay Lohan, who has been in and out of rehab and jail in the past three years, pleaded not guilty last month with stealing a $2,500 necklace from a store in January.

(Reporting by Jill Serjeant; Editing by Bob Tourtellotte)