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Lindsay Lohan, mother file defamation lawsuit against Fox News

Actress Lindsay Lohan and her mother have filed a lawsuit accusing Fox News Network, TV host Sean Hannity and guest commentator Michelle Fields of defamation for claiming the actress and her mother did cocaine together.

According to court papers filed Monday, the claim was made during a discussion of celebrity overdoses on Hannity's show on Feb. 4, 2014, two days after actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died of a heroin overdose.

Court papers say Fields stated as a "matter a fact" that Dina Lohan was doing cocaine with her daughter. Lohan's lawyers say Fox posted the segment on its website.

The suit says the Lohans are demanding that the segment be taken off Hannity's website. They're also seeking unspecified damages.

Messages seeking comment from Fox New weren't immediately returned.

Lohan, meanwhile, continues to battle her own legal battles. Last week, a prosecutor raised doubts that she had completed the terms of her community service sentence in a reckless driving case that is the final criminal case the actress faces for years of bad behavior.