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Lindsay's estranged dad held for 'phone call to ex'

Lindsay Lohan's father has been arrested again.

Michael Lohan was arrested yesterday and charged with criminal contempt, police on New York's Long Island said.

An attorney for Lohan's former girlfriend Erin Muller said Lohan allegedly phoned Ms Muller on January 21. If that proves to be the case, it would be a violation of an order of protection.

Lohan was arrested on a similar charge in December. In June 2009, a judge said Lohan would avoid prosecution on an aggravated harassment charge if he stayed out of trouble for a year.

He denied that he threatened to kill his girlfriend and himself if she left him, while his attorney said his client is the victim of fabrications.

The actress, who is estranged from her father, has previously spoken about their troubled relationship. But she recently used the website Twitter to declare she was eager to make amends for her turbulent past.

"My new year's resolution is to stop letting the lucky few that have my heart, try2constantly tear me down. 2010 is about moving forward, not backwards," she tweeted.

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