Lindsay Lohan's father Michael has been formally charged with domestic violence, following allegations he assaulted his ex-girlfriend, Kate Major.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office handed Lohan a misdemeanour charge on Wednesday for inflicting injury on a cohabitant, reports

The actress' dad was apprehended in Los Angeles on Monday after Major filed a police report claiming a heated argument with Lohan had turned violent. Major is said to have "visible marking" due to the alleged attack.

While at the police station, Lohan complained of chest pains and was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He has since been released.

Lohan, who is currently filming reality TV show Celebrity Rehab, is scheduled to be arraigned on March 23rd

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