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Michael Lohan charged with misdemeanor domestic violence

March 23, 2011 | 10:07 am

Michaellohan The father of actress Lindsay Lohan was charged Wednesday with misdemeanor domestic violence for an alleged assault on his live-in girlfriend.

Michael Lohan, 50, was charged with corporal injury to a cohabitant following his Monday arrest. He is expected to be arraigned May 23 in Beverly Hills Superior Court.

Prosecutors allege Lohan physically assaulted his live-in girlfriend Monday after the two argued. The victim, whose name was not released by police, suffered minor injuries.

Michael Lohan told Radar Online that his on-again-off-again girlfriend, Kate Majors, attacked him.

He faces a maximum sentence of one year in county jail if convicted.

Sheriff's deputies were called about 9 p.m. Monday to the 8500 block of Holloway Avenue in relation to a domestic dispute. Michael Lohan was later arrested a short distance from the West Hollywood sheriff's station when deputies saw him walking in the 8800 block of Santa Monica Boulevard.

After being booked Lohan was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center after complaining of "a medical condition not related to the incident," sheriff's officials said in a statement. His bail was set at $200,000.

Michael Lohan's arrest comes as Lindsay Lohan awaits a preliminary hearing on grand theft charges for allegedly stealing a necklace from a Venice jewelry store.

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-- Richard Winton

Photo: Michael Lohan. Credit: Los Angeles Times

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