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Michael Lohan, ex-girlfriend charged with order violations

Michael Lohan arrives at the Fifth Precinct in

Michael Lohan arrives at the Fifth Precinct in Patchogue. (Dec. 15, 2009) Photo Credit: James Carbone

Feuding celebrity dad Michael Lohan and his ex-girlfriend, Erin Muller, probably won't be making up for Valentine's Day.

Lohan, 49, the estranged father of actress Lindsay Lohan, and Muller, 34, of Medford, both appeared in court this week, responding to charges they violated orders of protection against each other.

Muller says Lohan called her at work, violating her protection order. Lohan, of Southampton, was arraigned in District Court in Hempstead Thursday on Muller's Jan. 21 complaint, charged with second-degree criminal contempt and released without bail.

"The allegations are sophomoric, completely untrue and retaliatory conduct as a result of her two recent arrests for violating an order of protection directing her not to harass or contact Mr. Lohan in any manner," Lohan's attorney Anthony Grandinette of Mineola said.

Late last year, Muller accused Lohan of splitting her lip and extinguishing a cigarette on her scalp. And police arrested Muller on Lohan's claim she kicked him in the head.

Muller's attorney, Brian Konoski of Manhattan, sighed, saying she told police not to arrest Lohan for the phone calls.

"She just wanted it on the record in case anything ever happened," Konoski said.

For her part, Muller appeared in Southampton Village Justice Court Jan. 25 on charges she violated Lohan's protection order by calling him on Dec. 23 and Jan. 4.

Konoski said Muller didn't call Lohan, and he's investigating whether Lohan "staged" the calls using recordings.

Both attorneys said a Nassau District Court judge agreed Jan. 20 to adjourn the case against Muller for kicking Lohan and dismiss it if no further problems occur.

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