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Thursday
Mar242011

Lindsay Lohan's Dad Charged in Alleged Domestic Violence Incident

Stephen Dunn/Getty Images(BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.) -- Lindsay Lohan's father has been charged in connection with an alleged domestic violence incident involving his ex-fiancée.

Michael Lohan was charged Wednesday with one misdemeanor count of corporal injury to a cohabitant.  He will be arraigned in Beverly Hills on May 23.

The 50-year-old is accused of assaulting the alleged victim -- identified in various reports as ex-fiancée Kate Major -- on March 21.  He faces up to one year in county jail if convicted.

In an interview with TMZ.com, Lohan claims he did not attack Major, but says she cut him with a sharp object.´╗┐

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Friday
Nov192010

MTV 'Teen Mom' Faces Domestic Violence Charges

Photo Courtesy - PRNewsFoto/MTV Networks International(ANDERSON, Ind.) -- Police in Anderson, Ind., are pursuing domestic violence charges against Amber Portwood, 20, who appears on Teen Mom, the MTV reality show that chronicles the challenges of being a young mother. In footage taped by the show, Portwood is seen repeatedly punching and slapping her on-and-off boyfriend Gary Shirley in the presence of their daughter, Leah.

"On Aug. 14, 2009 ... Portwood shoved Shirley against a wall, slapped him on the face and choked him," Anderson Police Detective Mitch Carroll told ABC News Indianapolis affiliate WRTV. "The incident was witnessed by the couple's 1-year-old child, who sat in a child seat on a nearby bed."

Domestic violence in front of a child is a felony in Indiana. Police have recommended that the district attorney file one misdemeanor and two felony charges against Portwood. If convicted, she will face up to three years in jail and fines of up to $10,000.

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