Lindsay Lohan and her mother, Dina Lohan, are suing Fox News. The channel's TV host Sean Hannity and commentator Michelle Fields are sued by Lohan and her mother over a comment, which they made about a year ago.
The comment made by the two TV commentators, which was aired on Feb. 4, 2014 on the show "Great American Panel with Sean Hannity," is at the center of the defamation case filed by Lohan. The show was aired two days after the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman because of a reported heroin overdose.
The show was discussing the impact of drug overdose among celebrities and numerous tragic deaths, which had happened in the past due to same issue. The portion of the show where the controversial comment was, was about who might be the next victim.
"Lindsay Lohan's mom is doing cocaine with her," said Michelle Fields, the show's regular panellist.
Following the show's screening, Lohan's New York based lawyer swiftly sent a legal letter to Roger Ailes, chairman and chief executive of Fox News, The Guardian reported. Fox News' lawyer replied to the letter saying that the video clip of the show from the channel's website has been removed. Fox News also aired an apology to the actress and her mother.
The channel had sent an apology letter about a year ago after the comment was made. Lohan and her mother are apparently not satisfied with Fox News' action and thus decided to go ahead with the defamation lawsuit, TMZ reported.
In the lawsuit, Lohan's New York-based lawyer specially pointed out the way the Fox News journalists speculated actress' death due to drug overdose. The lawyer has argued in the lawsuit that such a comment contributed to Lohan's and her mother's emotional weakness, Daily Mail reported.