As first reported by TMZ, the lawsuit cites comments made by Michelle Fields about a year ago after Philip Seymour Hoffman's death from a heroin overdose. "Lindsay Lohan's mom is doing cocaine with her," Fields said.
The suit says Fields' comments were "a direct smear on the character/reputation of Lindsay and Dina" and "malicious innuendo," because they implied that she may also die of a drug overdose.
Fox News has issued a statement in response. "We will defend this case to the fullest," the network said. "The remark about which Lindsay and Dina Lohan complain was made on live television by a guest nearly a year ago. We removed the segment from our archives altogether last February and also apologized on-air. At that time, the Lohans did not make any demands for money, and we are surprised they are doing so now."
Fields' remarks came in the wake of a recorded phone call that Lindsay made to her father Michael in 2012, in which she said her mom was on cocaine.
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