Under fire: Lindsay Lohan needs some press protection from her dad Michael

Lindsay Lohan has pulled out of her date with an Aussie millionaire to attend the Opera in Austria.

Lohan was invited by Richard Lugner, a 77-year-old rich Australian, to attend the annual ball - each year Richie Rich invites a different female star to be his guest at the ball and Lindsay was his choice for 2010.

However, Lugner told the Austria Press Agency on Thursday that the actress, come model, come clothes designer couldn't make it and now he may have to go without a date.

The ball, which is to take place tonight is an all night extravaganza that attracts dignitaries, politicians and socialites.

Other beauties that attend the ball with Lugner in the past include Parish Hilton, Dita Von Tesse and Nicolette Sheridan.