Dina Lohan on 'Today': Judge "Went Overboard" with Lindsay's Sentence

In a tense interview with Matt Lauer, LiLo's mom defends her daughter and reveals that Lindsay is moving back to New York

Lindsay Lohan only served 13 days of her 90-day jail sentence and could possibly be released early from inpatient rehab. But there's one person who still finds it all unfair: her mother Dina Lohan.

Dina, 47, sat down with Matt Lauer on the Today show this morning to discuss how her famous daughter is doing and why she thinks the judge in her case was "playing serious hardball." 



At the start of the interview Dina and Lauer went over how many times Lindsay has been to rehab (four by Lauer's calculations, but Lohan repeatedly argues that only two were court ordered). When asked why her 24-year-old daughter hasn't been "successful" during any of her stints, Dina pondered, "What do you mean by 'success'?" 

Dina's reluctance to see any side other than her daughter's continued throughout the interview, especially when it came to the judge (who has since recused herself) that presided over Lindsay's case, Marsha Revel.

"I think she went overboard and played serious hardball with Lindsay... for this particular offense," Dina said of the judge. "She violated... actually, didn't violate... she was in for missing a couple of classes that she made up, and she was working at the time. The judge went overboard and put her in serious lockdown for two weeks."

But the judge wasn't the only one to get some finger-wagging from Dina. During the interview, Dina repeatedly placed blame on the tabloids and how they treat her daughter. She called most of the stories about her Lindsay "propaganda" and "pre-orchestrated," saying her daughter's life is "magnified." Dina then argued, "In the old days, Julia Roberts didn't have somebody following her in her relationships." (We're sure Julia would beg to differ!)

According to her mother, Lindsay will be returning to her native New York after her release from the UCLA Medical Center. "California is a wonderful state...(but) the court system is different there," Dina said.

So what did you think of Dina Lohan's interview with Matt Lauer? Do you believe that Dina and Lindsay are simply misrepresented by the media? 

What did you think of Dina Lohan's interview? Chime in below!

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