Friday, July 9, 2010
Poor Little Lindsay Lohan
LOS ANGELES — Lindsay Lohan will be going to jail without one of her biggest advocates _ her attorney, who gets paid to be her advocate.
The actress' attorney, Shawn Chapman Holley, resigned from the case shortly after releasing a statement Thursday calling a judge's 90-day jail sentence for Lohan "harsh and unfair."
A weeping and sobbing Ms. Lohan cradled her face in her hands and appeared ready to throw herself to the floor and engage in a real temper tantrum but one of her attendants restrained her and promised her a hot bath and a thorough massage when they arrived home, which seemed to mollify the infantile, spoiled Ms. Lohan.
Just because she has repeatedly broken the terms of her probation and failed to attend required alcohol education meetings should not result in her having to go to jail. She is a fragile young woman and this is a traumatic experience for her. She is accustomed to sleeping on luxury beds, with silk sheets, and servants to bring her every amenity she demands. To be forced to live in a real jail cell, where other common criminals have slept amounts to cruel and unusual punishment.
Holley said Lohan would serve her sentence, nevertheless, which because of overcrowding and budget cuts is likely to be much shorter than the three months ordered by the judge.
The attorney also said the 24-year-old actress would comply with the other terms of her sentence, which include a three-month stay in rehab and reporting to a probation officer for drug and alcohol testing.
Revel determined Lohan violated her probation on a 2007 drug and drunk driving case by missing seven alcohol education classes since December, when the judge ordered her to attend weekly sessions.
The attorney, who was a member of O.J. Simpson's famed defense team, successfully kept Lohan out of trouble, even after her alcohol-education program reported problems with the star last year.
On Tuesday, Holley placed her arm around Lohan as she burst into tears while pleading for leniency and apologizing to the judge. "That acting performance alone should have gotten the complaint dismissed," according to a spokesman for no one but a huge fan of the actress.
Lohan pleaded guilty in August 2007 to two misdemeanor counts of being under the influence of cocaine; no contest to two counts of driving with a blood-alcohol level above 0.08 percent and one count of reckless driving. She was sentenced to three years of probation with no jail time.
Lohan has treated the terms of her probation like petty, useless activities she should not be required to perform, which culminated in the judge revoking her probation in May and forcing her to wear an alcohol ankle monitor.
To show her dissatisfaction with the judge, Ms. Lohan reportedly wore hand-painted obscenities on the nails of both of her middle fingers. The judge, who could have held the little snit in contempt for this act, chose to overlook it in announcing her sentence.