Lindsay Lohan sentenced to 90 days in jail for probation violation
L.A. Superior Court Judge Marsha Revel had obviously had it with Lindsay Lohan’s flagrant violations of probation guidelines on her several legal issues, so she sentenced her to 90 days in jail Tuesday. That must mean she’s not going to make filming for that porn biopic.
Lohan burst into tears after Revel sentenced her for violating probation in a 2007 drug case by failing to attend court-ordered alcohol education classes, the AP reports.
“It’s like someone who cheats but doesn’t think it’s cheating if they don’t get caught,” Revel said.
Before sentencing, a tearful Lohan addressed the court, saying “as far as I knew I was in compliance with my programs.” Apparently there was some confusion about whether Lohan actually had to go to a once-a-week alcohol class every single week.
“I wasn’t trying to get special treatment,” the actress said. “I have to provide for myself. I have to work. Having said that, I did everything to balance my jobs and showing up. I’m not taking this as a joke. It’s my life.”
Lohan was not required to immediately surrender but will have to turn herself in on July 20, the AP says. She will also be required to enter an inpatient rehab program after her release from jail. An L.A. County Sheriff’s spokesman said she would be eligible for a reduction in time served because of overcrowding and for good behavior, and that she would serve her time in isolation for the general population. We wonder if that means she’ll only be in jail for 45 minutes ...
Revel was critical of program operator Cheryl Marshall for failing to report Lohan’s absences to the court before the actress had her bail revoked when the alarm on her alcohol bracelet was triggered on June 6, when Lohan attended the MTV Music Awards. Revel said she didn’t take into account the alert, only Lohan’s failure to attend her classes.
Marshall told the court that Lohan did not sign in on some days the program claimed she had attended and that her signature was on a sign-in sheet on a day she did not attend. Marshall revealed Lohan never attended group meetings but opted for one-on-one sessions because of privacy concerns.
Defense attorney Shawn Chapman Holley argued that Lohan was “absolutely on track to finish the program” and had complied with most of the court’s orders. She also said no one had made clear to LiLo what she had to do to satisfy the requirements of her class. Telling her to be in one place at a certain time just isn’t specific enough for her, we’re guessing.