Lindsay Lohan's fighting mad at Fox News. On Feb. 2, the actress, 28, and her mother, Dina Lohan, 52, filed a defamation suit against Fox News, talk show host Sean Hannity, and TV personality Michelle Fields, nearly one year after guest commentator Fields accused the mother and daughter of "doing cocaine" together in a Feb. 4, 2014 segment about celebrities, including Whitney Houston and Amy Winehouse, who both famously abused cocaine before their premature deaths.
"During the show's broadcast, Ms. Field [sic] inappropriately and shockingly stated, unequivocally and as a matter of fact, that 'Lindsay Lohan's mom is doing cocaine with her' – which statement is false," Lindsay's attorney, Mark Jay Heller, told Us Weekly in a statement Monday.
The Lohan lawsuit comes on the heels of Lindsay's Esurance Super Bowl commercial, which featured the star – arrested for DUI twice in 2007 – driving recklessly in a commercial for the auto insurance provider's CoverageMyWay plan. The suit seeks unspecified compensatory and punitive damages for defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress. Lohan is also attempting to stop Fox News from allowing the original broadcast to air.
Fox News Tuesday issued a statement in response to Lohan's claims, doing so one year after formally apologizing for the "oversight," calling the comment made by Fields a "claim [they] cannot verify."
"We will defend this case to the fullest," a network representative told Us Weekly. "The remark about which Lindsay and Dina Lohan complain was made on live television by a guest nearly a year ago. We removed the segment from our archives altogether last February and also apologized on-air. At that time, the Lohans did not make any demands for money, and we are surprised they are doing so now."
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