Michael Lohan, Kate Major agree to permanent restraining order
SARASOTA - Michael Lohan and his on-again, off-again girlfriend Kate Major have agreed to a permanent injunction that would keep Lohan at least 500 feet away from her. The father of troubled actress Lin dsay Lohan also can't contact Major, 28, a former reporter for The Star tabloid, according to the terms of the injunction. Lohan, 51, and Major were in a Sarasota courtroom today for a brief hearing regarding the restraining order. Both have been in and out of court—and jail—during the past several weeks. Lohan was arrested in Tampa on Oct. 25, accused of beating Major. He was released from jail the next day after posting $5,000 bail and was ordered by a judge to have no contact with his former girlfriend.Hours after his release, Major told Tampa police that Lohan violated the terms of his release by calling her cell phone, according to an arrest report. When police went to Lohan's hotel room to arrest him, he fled, the report said. Lohan ran up the stairs and climbed on the roof, attempting to jump to a balcony next to his third-floor room, police said. Instead, Lohan fell 34 feet and injured his foot, the report said. Lohan is scheduled to appear in a Tampa courtroom on Wednesday for an arraignment hearing. Major's legal troubles began on Monday, when she was arrested at the Los Angeles International Airport after she hit an employee who was escorting her from the plane. Major was denied boarding because she was intoxicated, authorities said. She was charged with battery and taken to the airport police station for processing. She was issued a release from custody citation and scheduled to appear in court at a later date, police said.
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