Michael Lohan exclusively told Page Six TV this week, “She texted it to me and told me … I don’t know [how far along she is].”
Doubts arose about the pregnancy rumours when one report claimed she’d made a phony announcement in a bid to patch things up with fiancé Egor Tarabasov.
She’d sent her Russian beau packing after a bitter bust-up in London in which she accused him of partying with a prostitute.
But her father insists he believes the pregnancy news.
“She tells me she is and I have no reason not to believe her … I was a little bit taken aback, but it was to be expected. She’s 30 years old.
“She wants to have babies. She loves kids. She’s had relationships with people in the past who have children and she’s very close to them. She’s got a very maternal instinct.”
Meanwhile, Michael says he’s angry with Egor about the reports he heard of the London break-up and is anxious to speak with him.
A neighbour caught the fight on video and Lindsay can allegedly be heard screaming, “Please, please, please. He just strangled me. He almost killed me.”
Michael also tells Page Six TV, “I want to speak to him. He hasn’t returned any calls [or] any texts … He can refute as much as he wants. I got the texts. We’ve seen the video in the press and what she said happened, happened. And it’s a serious matter.”
He also claims Egor was very controlling over her career, “She was doing well, but then Egor got involved and he wants to be a manager…she used to have a lot of offers. Tom Sizemore sent a huge offer over to me to send to Lindsay to star in a movie with him but Egor shot it down.
“They can say whatever they want to say, but when someone’s going to attack my daughter and people are going to start twisting it and saying she’s a liar, I’m going to speak up for her and I’m going to defend her. It’s really hard especially seeing her in that video in that state of mind after being subjected to what he did — and her standing alone there, crying out for help and there’s no one there for her.”
Lindsay has since fled to Sardinia to gather her thoughts on a mega-yacht with her friend, Israeli socialite Hofit Golan.
She was seen onboard smoking, but Michael didn’t seem to see that as a major issue when asked about the pictures.
“People drink when they’re pregnant. Lindsay doesn’t drink … I’m very proud of her because through this whole thing most people might have relapsed.
“They might have had a drink or taken pills or something. She stayed clean and sober through this whole situation.”