Lindsay Lohan's father clears air on daughter's relationship with Saudi Crown Prince MbS
Michael Lohan denied his daughter had a romantic relationship with the controversial crown prince, who Lindsey describes as a "good person".
Tabloid rumours have suggested that the two are romantically involved, including reports that Prince Mohammed gave the actress gifts and a credit card.
A representative for Lindsey Lohan denied to Page Six in August that the actress was involved with the crown prince, and said no credit card had been exchanged.
"They are just friends. Lindsay has a lot of powerful friends in the Middle East, because she is huge out there," Michael Lohan said.
"Lindsay met MbS because of the work she has been doing in the Middle East. She is working to help people in the region, particularly refugees."
He added that his daughter has a "platonic and respectful" relationship with MbS, nothing more.
In 2017, Lohan spoke out against the Syrian regime and its ally Russia, saying Bashar al-Assad and his Russian President Vladimir Putin were guilty of "war crimes" in Aleppo.
Regarding the murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, which many including the CIA believe is linked to Mohammed bin Salman, Lindsey's father said: "None of that has proven to be true."
Lohan added: "Lindsay says he's a good person. She feels safe, she has good people around her, and she knows how to conduct herself."
In 2015, Lohan sparked a debate on whether she had converted to Islam after she was spotted with a Quran in New York.
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During a trip to Turkey, she wore a hijab while visiting refugees, she also revealed on Turkish TV that she had studied the Quran, adding: "they crucified me for it in America".
Lohan, a former child actor who appeared in hit films like The Parent Trap, Freaky Friday and Mean Girls, has struggled with a drug addiction and has had numerous run-ins with the law.
The formerly troubled actress was sentenced in 2013 to 240 hours of community service for reckless driving and lying to police following a 2012 car accident in California.Agencies contributed to this report.
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