Michael Lohan pleads not guilty to domestic violence against ex-girlfriend

Michael Lohan, father of actress Lindsay Lohan, arrives to the Beverly Hills Courthouse for her probation hearing, at Beverly Hills Courthouse on September 24, 2010, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Superior Court Judge Elden S. Fox issued a bench warrant for the actress who as on is probation for a pair of driving under the influence cases after she failed a drug test.
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Michael Lohan arrested in West Hollywood for alleged domestic violence
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(CBS/AP) BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - Lindsay Lohan's father, Michael Lohan, has pleaded not guilty to attacking his ex-girlfriend during an argument earlier this year in Los Angeles.

Lohan entered the plea to misdemeanor domestic violence battery Monday in Beverly Hills.

He was arrested in March after his ex-girlfriend, Kate Major, accused him of abusing her and preventing her from calling 911.

Lohan's attorney says his client is looking forward to resolving the case and sorting out the conflicting stories of the events that led up to his arrest. A trial is scheduled for July 5.

Michael Lohan has a well-documented strained relationship with his movie-star daughter, and a history of arrests in New York after his ex-girlfriends accused him of harassment.

If convicted, the 51-year-old faces up to one year in the county jail, reports the Los Angeles Times.

He was released after making a bail of $200,000.