- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 3, 2015

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

Court papers filed Monday say 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. The suit says Fields stated as a “matter a fact” that Dina Lohan was doing cocaine with her daughter.

The suit says the Lohans want the segment taken off Hannity’s website. They’re also seeking unspecified damages.

Fox News says it removed the clip from its archives and issued an on-air apology. The network says it will defend itself and was surprised the Lohans are demanding compensation nearly a year later.

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