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Lindsay is not afraid of her father. She's afraid of change and being exposed.
It's difficult to take these poor kids seriously as they all obviously experience 'Parental Alienation Syndrome'. There is no doubt that Michael has numerous flaws but Dina capitalises on these flaws as she constructs stories in which he is the perpetrator and she is the victim.
The result is some very confused (and in Lindsay's case, disordered) young people who really believe what they say but are not able to see the forest for the trees.
Dina is obviously a personality disordered substance abuser. Michael looks a bit like that too. The outcomes for these kids, for as long as they stay enmeshed with either parents, will be poor. It is telling that Michael Jnr and Ali have gotten right out of it - they can maybe stay on the straight and narrow. But Lindsay swings between parents, splitting and alternating. She idealises one and demonises the other, and then reverses.
Lindsay is an alcoholic drug addict who is currently using again. Her not-so-competent Dad tried once again to 'intervene' and he didn't do it with a lot of panache. Dina will view this as an opportunity to get Lindsay aligned with herself (therefore protecting her own income, along with her view of herself). Dad will be shelved until Dina next upsets Lindsay and then he'll be back in the picture. This has happened so many times it's not funny. Lindsay, in the meantime, continues to fade into irrelevance.
Lindsay needs intensive therapy and cut off her family. All of them. Move to Mongolia or something. There is no hope for you in L.A or New York. And no future.
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