The showbiz patriarch is furious over claims his former spouse and their troubled daughter – who finished a fifth stint in rehab earlier this year – have been drinking alcohol together, believing Dina’s alleged irresponsibility to be damaging to the actress’ reputation.

He said: "My hands are in the air. I don't know what to do.

"Lindsay is apparently out drinking, Dina is drinking. I thought Dina was smarter than to drink around Lindsay.


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"I don't think support like that is going to give anyone confidence that Lindsay can come back. If anything, the public and the industry want to see that Lindsay has stable people around her - especially her parents."

Michael has previously dealt with his own struggles with alcohol, but insists he never drank around his four children.

He added to "Not once in my life did I ever drink around my kids."

Michael also claimed that Dina has caused problems in his relationships with Lindsay, 25, and her three siblings, Michael Jr., 23, Ali, 17, and 15-year-old Cody.

He said: "I can't get in touch with any of my kids because when Dina is around no one talks to me.”