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Lindsay Lohan's dad: 'New boyfriend is a big boost'

Lindsay Lohan's new boyfriend is trying to help revive her flagging acting career.

According to Lindsay's dad, Michael Lohan, Russian businessman Egor Tarabasov, 22, has been a positive influence on the star ever since the pair started dating in December (15).

Speaking to Page Six, he said Egor, "wants things to be in the right place for Lindsay and he's wise beyond his years. He has a lot of strong connections in Russia."

Lindsay, 29, has struggled to land roles in recent years after her career was thrown into turmoil amid accusations of drink and drug abuse, as well as a spate of convictions for driving under influence and violating the terms of her probation, and a rehab stint.

Her professional life took a hit while she was filming TV biopic Liz & Dick in 2012 when she was involved in a car accident, sustaining minor injuries which caused a delay in the production. Later paramedics were called to her hotel room to treat the star with exhaustion and dehydration.

The series of unfortunate incidents led to a career slump, but Lindsay's dad hopes Egor will help turn his daughter's fortunes around: "He's not a good influence, he's a great influence," he beamed.

"He’s grown up with money but he’s not spoiled, he’s not the kind of guy to just sit back and spend his money. She may be older than him, but Lindsay is younger at heart.”

Though Lindsay's roles have been few and far between in recent years, she has a new movie out later this year (16) - she'll star in horror movie The Shadow Within.

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