updated 03/23/2011 AT 12:00 PM ET
•originally published 03/23/2011 AT 1:25 PM ET
Michael Lohan is due in court, but not for his daughter Lindsay Lohan’s sake.
The actress’s father, 50, has been formally charged with one count of misdemeanor domestic violence, stemming from his arrest Monday, after a female accused him of hitting her in a nearby apartment. The victim was reportedly his ex-girlfriend Kate Major.
Michael Lohan was initially arrested for three felonies, including false imprisonment, but the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office declined to pursue those charges.