It was quite the sight to see Lindsay Lohan handcuffed out of court yesterday after Judge Stephanie Sautner revoked her probation. Lohan’s lawyer, Shawn Holley, had a bail bondsman ready, saving her from jail.
From there, all Lindsay had to do was show up to the L.A. County morgue and do some community service, starting Thursday morning. You’d think her arrest would’ve been a wake up call, and she would’ve gotten up, washed her face, and showed up ready to work.
But this is Lindsay Lohan we’re talking about. On Wednesday, Judge Sautner reiterated that Lindsay should show up on time because the morgue officials don’t put up with celebrity bullsh-t. Well, Lindsay Lohan is the epitome of celebrity bullsh-t, so of course, she showed up an hour late. In fact, if she would’ve showed up on time, the clouds would’ve parted and the earth would’ve somehow swallowed itself as the Apocalypse ensued.
First, Lohan’s assistant called the morgue twenty minutes before she was supposed to be there, at 8 a.m. sharp. She was supposedly in the car and on the way, according to a rep for the coroner’s office. Twenty minutes after 8 a.m., Lohan wasn’t there. Finally, at 8:40, she showed up. They told her to go home and come back tomorrow. I agree that Lindsay needs a wake up call and a dose of reality, but come on, they could’ve let her in. Those dead bodies aren’t going anywhere.
The coroner’s office says they will contact Lindsay’s probation officer about the tardiness. The officers will then tell the judge. Although, I’m sure she can just turn on the TV and find out.
Custodial coach Wendy Feldman advises clients on their probation. According to Feldman, several therapists turned down working with her.
“The [doctors] knew it could be messy,” Feldman said. “Lindsay is in a lot of trouble…the judge is stuck in a very frustrating situation. She doesn’t know how else she can possibly punish her or get the message through.”
Wednesday in court, Lohan’s lawyer, Shawn Holley, pointed out that Lindsay has really “reached a turning point in her accountability and maturity.”
The judge scoffed: “Failing to show up nine times [to the shelter] is reaching a turning point in her maturity?"
In your face, Holley! You got served!
So needless to say, but I’m gonna say it anyway, this latest bout of tardiness isn’t going to look good for Lindsay, who’s trying to prove to the judge that she’s a big girl now.
Lindsay just tweeted, "With all of the stress and pressure from yesterday and today, I've never been so happy to go to therapy!!! Also, I'm sorry for the confusion that I may of (sic) caused to those at the Coroner's office. Won't happen again, now I know where to go!"
Overall, though, not performing her community service today isn’t a probation violation. She’s only required to put in 16 hours at the morgue by November 2. For her sake, maybe sometime between now and then she gets an alarm clock, a map of L.A., and makes it there in time. Maybe?