Dina blames the couple’s tumultuous marriage on her daughter Lindsay‘s troubled lifestyle. “Lindsay saw her dad abuse me — that’s why she’s so screwed up,” she told the Post. “She saw a lot of crazy stuff. I want the world to know the root of her problems.”
During Michael and Dina’s 22-year marriage there were several instances of domestic abuse — each of which Michael denies. Speaking on a 1986 incident, Dina showed a photograph of herself holding a baby Lindsay in her arms and having a purple bruise under one of her eyes. “Michael beat the hell out of me,” she said.