The DJ - who was in an on-off 16-month relationship with the troubled actress from the start of 2008 - insists she still has strong feelings for her former lover, despite the tumultuous end to their relationship.
She said: "I love her as a human being. I`m not gonna sit here and negate everything we had. You know, I could have a thousand times countered s**t with facts. It`s just not for me.
Although Samantha - the sister of producer Mark Ronson - still cares for Lindsay, she admits the highly-publicised romance caused her numerous problems because of the level of interes.
She added in an interview with The Times magazine: "To be honest, being with her was more of a headache than anything else. Everything I was doing I was already doing (before Lindsay). It just meant there were paparazzi pictures documenting it. It sucked, because I`m a pretty private person and I`d managed to stay under the radar for so long. But at the same time I`m not gonna not hang out with somebody that I care about because of that s**t."
Samantha, 32, also refutes suggestions she was a bad influence on Lindsay - who currently has to wear an alcohol-monitoring SCRAM bracelet as part of her probation for a driving under the influence (DUI) arrest dating back to 2007 - and is adamant she had a calming effect on her life.
The 32-year-old star - who was a passenger in the car when Lindsay, who later admitted to driving under the influence of cocaine, had the accident but wasn`t dating her at the time - said: "She was like a little kid as far as I was concerned. And then, when I met her, she was this sweet little cool girl. And we were friends for years before anything else. I feel like I was a great influence. Because as much as my life is in clubs and stuff, my personality isn`t. So we had every other time chilling. It wasn`t like I was out getting f***ed up every night."