Lindsay's Bodyguard: "Her Parents Are to Blame"

Lindsay Lohan's former bodyguard is speaking up about what life was like for Lindsay in her teens. Tony Almeida, who worked for LiLo from 2002-2005, told the new issue of In Touch that Lindsay's parents, Dina and Michael Lohan, were train wrecks when it came to guiding the star. "From a young age, she dealt with her father's physical, emotional and drug abuses as well as her mother's drinking," the former employee said. "Lindsay was the family cash cow - and she resented it. They counted on her to pay their bills . . . I saw Lindsay exhausted, begging her mother for some time off." Tony goes on to say that Lindsay's parents let her drink, shack up with boys at age 14, like her ex, Aaron Carter, and do whatever she wanted, as long it would further her career. Which is why he wasn't surprised, as the years went on, that Lindsay turned to harder substances. The ex-bodyguard admits to catching Lindsay and "another celebrity" sniffing "white powder" in a club closet, when Linds was 18. He says she cried for help a number of times by cutting herself and threatening suicide. So sad. Hopefully Lindsay is getting the help and support she needs now --- and that her parents are keeping a safe distance.

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