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Lindsay Lohan's father, Michael Lohan, assaulted in Santa Monica [Updated]

October 22, 2010 | 11:36 am

Michaellohan The night before Lindsay Lohan appeared in a Beverly Hills courtroom, her father, Michael Lohan, was assaulted in Santa Monica, authorities said Friday.

Police said Michael Lohan was getting into his car on the 1600 block of Appian Way shortly before 10 p.m. Thursday when a man approached him and a struggle began, during which the attacker fell to the ground.

The attacker then got to his feet and ran off, police said.

Michael Lohan told police he saw no weapon, but as he began to chase his attacker, he realized he was bleeding from lacerations to his neck and forearm.

The attack was not being viewed as a robbery, said Sgt. Jay Trisler, a spokesman for the Santa Monica Police Department.

“We’re treating it as an assault with a deadly weapon,” he said.

Paramedics treated Michael Lohan for his wounds. No arrests have been made, and the motive was unknown.

The suspect is described as a white man in his 40s or 50s, 6-feet-1 inch tall with a medium build and shoulder-length black hair. The suspect was wearing a black beanie or baseball cap, black long-sleeve running shirt and black pants.

Lindsay Lohan appeared in court Friday in Beverly Hills, where she was ordered back to drug rehabilitation on a probation violation.

[Updated at 12:37 p.m.: A former Wall Street trader and poster child for pushy Hollywood parenting, Michael Lohan has been imprisoned for drunk driving and contempt of court.

On a 2005 album, Lindsay Lohan recorded an angry song to her father called "Confessions of a Broken Heart (Daughter to Father)" about how much his absence in her life had hurt her.

Divorced from Lindsay Lohan’s mother, Dina, he was engaged to marry Kate Major, a former tabloid television reporter. She later called off the engagement after he allegedly kicked her in the face.]

-- Sam Quinones

Photo: Michael Lohan. Credit: Robyn Beck / AFP / Getty Images