My hat goes off to Dr. Phil as you can see what an amazing professional he is in terms of how he handled Dina Lohan during her interviwe on his show. He didn’t let her get away with anything. He set boundaries and he didn’t put up with her
trying to control the situation and acting like a big shot in the TV world . As she asked if the cameramen were rolling and used TV lingo she did so in an attempt to put herself on even footing with Dr. Phil. But it backfired as Dr. Phil called her on it. he let her know that it was not his first day in television and that he would handle all the television technical issues.
When she realized that she couldn’t gain control or the upper hand or manipulate Dr. Phil or the interview she resorted to flirting as she raised her shoulder in a coquettish manner and smiled in order to try and manipulate Dr. Phil with her sexuality. But that clearly did not work.
Then Dr. Phil gets serious and asks if she went to college. WE see her in defensive mode body language wise as she covers herself up and holds on to her elbows as if to brace herself for the upcoming hard hitting questions.
She says she went to NYU and was a dance major as she flits with her hair. She obviously didn’t finish college and her body language reflects charged emotion not he topic. As she was asked about Michael, her ex she tries to take control by telling the camera men to cut.
She is clueless that this is Dr. Phil’s show and he is the one to say cut not her. He is is control not her.
When the camera crow goes about their business and continues filing she messes us the interview by turing away and holding up her hand indicating that she wants them to cut out what she said.
Dr. Phil is not having any of this nonsense and must have shot her a serious no nonsense look as she immediately retreats and becomes small as she hunches over and puts her hand on her face as she gives a frustrated look of upset resignation that she has lost control and it can’t be her way.
Dr. Phil is compassionate as he tells her to take a breath as she complies. Then he resumes questioning about Michael . Instead of answering she says to dr. Phil- I feel were’ on a date.” How inappropriate yet how revealing. She once again resorts to trying to get her way and control over the situation through flirtation.”
Dr. Phil asks her a simple question about Michael and she turns away and says that;s a loaded question which surprises Dr. Phil as it was a simple question.
Now look what happens when Dr. Phil asks her about when the abuse by Michael started . She inappropriately laughs and turns away crinkles her nose and raises her shoulder and in a flirtatious manner laughs and says ” On my honeymoon.”This was inappropriate body language for the question which was asked. It was her way of not wanting to go down that line of questioning.
Dr. Phil probes , What happened on your honeymoon?” She inappropriately turns away and acts coquettish as she says “He threw a bible at my head” said as if she was asking a question. Her voice also died off at the end of the statement so you could barely hear her. She inappropriately laughed as she said this. Based on her tone and body language tells I wonder if that is true. I wonder if Michael really thew a bible at her head on their honeymoon. To me it seemed like there were many signals of deception.
Then she repeats herself and says that she can’t believe she is saying this on camera as she looks down.Dr. Phil finds this unbelievable as he repeats what she says “On your honeymoon he throws a bible at your head.” She should shrugs, looks down and acts flirtatious. When he asks if she thought it wouldn’t happen again, she shakes her head no when answering in the affirmative, looks down and shrugs her shoulders once again which to me may indicate deception on her part.
Dr. Phil asks her about the lowest time in her relation with Michael. Once again in high dramatic fashion she turns away from the camera and says :” Can we stop”, one again trying to manipulate and gain control over the interview. But of course there is no stopping.
She fakes crying as she immediately continues on devoid of upset and crying. At this point she carries a prop- a kleenex.
She leaks out yet anther flirtatious signal reminiscent of Marilyn Monroe as she says “you just have to know when to get out” in reference to Michael’s abuse. Her body language does not match the content of what was said. She then smiles, a coquettish smile as she shrugs her shoulders.
Then as Dr. Phil proceeds to ask her anther question pertaining to Michael and his alleged abuse, we she her wiping away a non tear and wiping her non tears from one eye. people crying with real tears from both eyes, not one eye. Then she lets out two fake sniffs as Dr. Phil asks her to speak about the time Michael showed up at her home. her recovery time was too quick, devoid of emotion as she begins to speak.
She then goes into flirting mode agin as she raises her shoulder , gives Dr. Phil direct eye contact as she smiles and in a breathy tone says “Do I really have to talk about that?” Dr. Phil calmly replies ” Do you?”
She then smiles and points at him and says “You’re good” in yet another attempt to gain control over the interview and manipulate.
She then laughs and turns into little girl mode as she says Can I go home now?
Dr. Phil was having none of it. he called her on everything from her denial about Lindsay to what she was on the show. He finally had enough of her not being genuine as he dismissed her and ended the interview.
Watching this over 50 year old flirting to get her way and sticking poses was pathetic and sad . Her denial about Lindsay was reminiscent of how Lindsay like Dina is unable to take responsibility for her actions and blame it on others.
After watching this very disturbing interview it is so clear why Lindsay is the way she is and why she does not have a chance in life unless she unplugs from her mom manager’s influence and control and gets into some serious therapy to deal with the negative effects her mom has had on her.
Both of her parents leave a lot to be desired. We have all heard from mouthy Michael throughout the years as he has trashed Dina in the press . After watching this interview with Dr. Phil, apparently there may be a lot of truth to what Michael has said about Dina.
You could really see the competive nature she has with Lindsay