The Sun says that Lindsay Lohan finally made her Russian television talk show debut last night. Sadly, it didn’t end with a 1-year Russian visa and a horseback riding date with Vladimir Putin. At least I don’t think it did. We’ll only know for sure if late in 2017, Vladimir Putin reports a bunch of fur coats missing.
Lindsay reportedly collected a £650,000 check (almost $844,000) to speak with Channel One in Russia and talk about what happened this summer with her Russian ex-fiancé Egor Tarabasov. Lindsay talked about the messy screaming fight they had at LiLo’s house in London at the end of July. She said what we already sort of knew: that Egor allegedly broke down the door and tried to strangle her. But she added this:
“I feared that Egor may splash acid in my face.”
She went on to say that all the screams she made outside her house were because she was afraid she might not make it, and that she is “lucky to come to Moscow to speak.”
As for why Lindsay decided to sit down and talk about it on Russian television, she waved that giant check and said: “This, bitch, this is why.” She didn’t do that. The real reason is because she wanted people to know “the truth” about her relationship with Egor.
“I wanted to do this interview because it’s time to tell the truth. There have been so many lies printed about me recently. I’ve kept quiet for so long but now I’m scared of what Egor might do to me and to himself.”
But Egor would like you to know that when she says she’s telling the truth, she’s really telling lies. Egor released a statement to E! News shortly after The Sun reported Lindsay’s appearance on Russian television, and he did some dragging of his own.
“It has come to my attention that my former fiancée, Lindsay Lohan, is planning a new smear campaign against me in the Russian and international media. My relationship with Lindsay came to an end in July 2016. In the weeks that followed, there were numerous attempts to discredit my name by inaccurately portraying the nature of our relationship, publishing distorted facts, and making false accusations.
I decided not to address those harmful and false statements at that time. As an international businessman, I aim to maintain a low profile and concentrate on developing my business. I also chose to keep my silence out of respect for Lindsay.
Today, I would like to state that all accusations made, and about to be made, by Lindsay against me are not true. I refuse to be dragged into the media storm created in the aftermath of our breakup. I will not be making any more statements with regards to my former relationship with Lindsay, but I will use all possible legal means to protect my name and reputation.”
What Egor doesn’t realize is that his threat of a lawsuit isn’t going to scare Lindsay. Lindsay’s whole family loves lawsuits! The only thing they love more than fighting is fighting in a court of law. It’s like their Christmas. I hate to break it to you Egor, but that lawsuit threat totally just recharged Michael Lohan’s fame whore batteries.
There are no clips available of Lindsay’s interview. All we really have is that screen shot above, and this Lifetime-looking picture that Lohan Instagrammed yesterday.
The main takeaway I got from Lindsay’s interview is that Egor is an alleged abusive mess and Lindsay is over it. And when a major mess calls you a mess. So they could be officially done. But it appears that she still hasn’t said goodbye to that giant emerald engagement ring he gave her. Here’s Lindsay leaving a bar last week in London with that green rock on her finger. Maybe she just hasn’t found a pawn shop that will meet her minimum price request yet.