Dina: Lindsay's doing wonderfully
Lindsay Lohan has made friends with alleged murderers while in prison, her mother has revealed.
Dina Lohan told NBC television that her daughter, who is in drug rehabilitation, is doing "wonderfully" following her recent jail experience.
Lilo served 14 days of a 90-day jail sentence in a UCLA drug rehab facility for violating her probation in a 2007 drug case. Her mother revealed she will be out soon.
Dina said: "She's been through a lot. Lindsay was in with alleged murderers and she's become friends with a lot of them. Lindsay rolled with the punches and she's doing wonderfully."
She also said that her daughter "will be coming back to New York".
While California was wonderful, "it's a different game you play there", she said.
NBC interviewer Matt Lauer said there were some observers who thought the 24-year-old actress had this coming to her because of bad behaviour.
"I think that's all propaganda and what people are reading," she told him. "As you know, you're in the business of entertainment, so I think a lot of it is pre-orchestrated and you're reading things that are not based on fact."
Lauer also asked her about a belief that her daughter was not well-served by those around her, including her parents.
"As a parent, you have to let her go a little bit," she said. "When she went out to Los Angeles when she was 19, I had to let her go and let her live and fall and fail and survive. Without failure, there's no success. I was there in close proximity, but you can't make your child not go out and go to a club and not get behind the wheel of a car. I certainly don't condone any of that behaviour."