January 09, 2013 01:58:50 GMT
Photographic evidence of the alleged assault Dina had to endure during her marriage to Michael Lohan make its way to the internet.
Following Dina Lohan's claim that she was assaulted and raped by her ex-husband Michael during their tumultuous relationship, pictures of her with a black eye hit the web. Obtained by ET, they show the mother of four with a bruised eye as she held baby Lindsay Lohan.
"Lindsay saw her dad abuse me - that's why she's so screwed up," Dina told the New York Daily News. "When Lindsay saw the photo, she was furious." She added, "She said, 'Tell the world! Talk about it!' She saw a lot of crazy stuff. I want the world to know the root of her problems."
"Lindsay saw all the beatings and all the abuse. She said, 'Stay, mommy, don't leave'," she remembered, adding that her adult daughter recently regretted those words. "She said, 'I'm so sorry for making you stay.' But I didn't stay for Lindsay - I wanted all my kids to be happy."
Despite the photographic evidence and medical reports, Michael Lohan denied the accusations. He insisted he only slapped her once and he only did it because he was hit with an ice tray. He also claimed the sex was consensual and the rape claim was only made after she found out that he was dating another woman.