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Lindsay Lohan speaks from beyond rehab

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Tbdlindsaylohan101007 Fresh from rehab, Lindsay Lohan sat down with In Touch Weekly to tell her side of the story. It’s the usual post-rehab pleas for privacy while discounting pretty much every rumor we’ve heard since August, but she manages to admit she’d dating 25-year-old snowboarder Riley Giles and talks about her reunion with dad Michael.

“We hadn’t connected in three-and-a-half years. But it was really good for me. My mom (Dina) thought it was a good idea, as well,” she says. “I think it was really important for me to get a connection back with my dad because I hadn’t had that in a while.”

She even says that the bitter split has been quite the strain on her psyche: “I think the trouble in my family resulted in me rebelling and doing things to try to get my parents’ attention,” she offers.

But more importantly, she takes a swipe at all those gossip rags (like The Juice*) who have been spreading vicious rumors about her.

“It’s just really hard when people put out rumors about a relapse,” she says. “It’s hard for me to maintain my sobriety when people are doing that, because it hurts. I would like support from people.” It’s also hard for her to maintain her sobriety when she goes out drinking all night while doing lines off the bar. Maybe that’s why she also talks about moving to New York and trying different projects, including working with the American Red Cross in Africa come December.

But as always, we’ll give rehabbers the benefit of the doubt, especially when she says, “I just want to apologize to any of my fans that look up to me, especially my younger fans, for setting the examples that I didn’t mean to set. That is one of the reasons that I want to change things.” Your Juice* amnesty clock starts now, Linds.

[Photo: AP]

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:23am]

    

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