A week before she went to jail, Lindsay Lohan did an interview and photo shoot with Vanity Fair. Now, Lohan’s sultry cover is out just days after she has been released from rehab. Well-timed, Lohan. Well-timed.
Her spiel, the blog Styleite noted, is “typical Lindsay. Denial, denial, denial.” Everything you think you know about her is wrong! Lindsay is not an alcoholic, she says, because her putting on her alcohol-monitoring SCRAM bracelet “would have ended me up in detox, in the emergency room, because I would have had to come down from all the things that people say I’m taking and my father says I’m taking.” Lindsay’s not a drug addict either, she insists. “I’ve never abused prescription drugs. I never have—never in my life,” she said. “I have no desire to. That’s not who I am.” Lindsay does obliquely refer to “the things that I’ve done—to, you know, dabbling in certain things and trying things.” But she blames other people for the bad influences they’ve had on her. “I was young and curious [when I did drugs] and thought it was like, OK, ’cause other people were doing it and other people put it in front of me. And I see what happened in my life because of it,” she said. She continues:
“So many people around me would say they cared for the wrong reasons. A lot of people were pulling from me, taking from me and not giving. I had a lot of people that were there for me for, you know, the party.”
At least she’s down to earth enough to realize she let fame go to her head. When she moved to Los Angeles, Lindsay says:
“… it was very go-go-go and I had a lot of responsibility; and I think just the second I didn’t have [structure] anymore—I was 18, 19—with a ton of money and no one really here to tell me that I couldn’t do certain things … And I see where that’s gotten me now, and I don’t like it.”
Lindsay doesn’t seem to hold herself responsible, or her mother, Dina, who was so often photographed partying with her famous kid. No, it’s all about her dad. “I think my biggest focus for myself is learning how to continue to get through the trauma that my father has caused in my life,” Lindsay tells the magazine.
Granted, Michael Lohan is an awful father. But it’s hard to feel confident she’s serious about making a turnaround, because the language she uses — at least, what’s been excerpted so far on VanityFair.com — mostly places the blame on other people.