Before we get started with today's tapes, many people have asked about the actual tapings and whether they are illegal. California along with a few other states have two party consent which means that both parties need to consent to taping. Most states are one party consent which means that only one party (usually the recording party) has to consent. New York is a one party consent state. The one with Lindsay Lohan crying was actually a voicemail and not a conversation between daughter and dad. The conversation between the assistant and Michael was in New York and I am presuming the Dina ones are as well. Now, on with the show.
Michael: I know it is my fault that Lindsay is what she is. I am the one who let her down. I am a martyr.
Dina: Yes it is your fault and you know how Lindsay cuts herself and hurts herself?
Michael: (cash register) Yes
Dina: It's bad Michael, real bad right now
Dina: I know she is going to kill herself one day.
Michael: Well it won't be my fault.
Dina: Oh yes it will. I won't blame myself at all. If she kills herself it will be all your fault. It's not on me, it's on you.
And there you have it for this edition. Parents bickering over who will be blamed when their daughter kills herself. Perhaps if they both took some of the blame and worked together and didn't try to use their daughter every second of the day for the past ten years, much of this could have been avoided. However, as you can see they plainly haven't learned any lessons which is why Ali will be round two.