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Michael Lohan charged with violating order of protection

Michael Lohan, 49, of Southampton was arrested on

Michael Lohan, 49, of Southampton was arrested on Dec. 14 for violating an order of protection and was charged with second-degree criminal contempt. Credit: SCPD

Lindsay Lohan's father, Michael Lohan, was arrested Monday in Suffolk and charged with violating an order of protection, police said.

Lohan, 49, of Southampton, was charged by Suffolk police with second-degree contempt, a misdemeanor, police said.

Suffolk police declined to elaborate on what led to the order of protection violation charge against Lohan. Lindsay Lohan's father has a long history of legal conflicts.

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He was charged earlier this year in Suffolk with making a threatening phone call to his then-girlfriend, Erin Muller, and threatening to kill her and himself if she ended their relationship, a charge he denied.

He was released from prison in 2007 after serving time for attempted assault and driving while intoxicated.

Dina Lohan, his ex-wife and Lindsay's mother, had a restraining order against him dating back to 2005.

His actress daughter has been estranged from him for several years.

It was not clear Monday night whether Michael Lohan remained in custody after his arrest.

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