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Lindsay's Lawyer: TMZ Users Hate Her Too Much

6/9/2010 11:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Lindsay Lohan's civil lawyer is asking a judge to delay a big civil trial ... because so many people want Lindsay to crash and burn at the moment, she just can't get a fair shake with the jury.


TMZ has obtained legal docs that attorney Ed McPherson will file this morning ... in connection with a lawsuit in which several people claim they were terrorized by LiLo during a wild, dunken ride down Pacific Coast Highway in 2007.  It's the same incident for which Lindsay is now on probation.

According to McPherson, "Every facet of the criminal proceeding and every facet of Ms. Lohan's life ... have been reported on TMZ and other media outlets literally on a daily (and sometimes hourly) basis."  McPherson goes on:  "There are current widespread public feelings of intense negativity against Ms. Lohan ..."  McPherson says it's highly likely the jury pool will be tainted against her.

And McPherson includes some harsh comments -- he told us they're right from the "comments" section of TMZ -- including, "I hate her; she should be killed."  "She's a drunk, a junkie, a no-talent actress who has no respect for the law."  "This bitch needs to be locked up without her drugs and her roommates ..."

And McPherson adds, Lindsay could end up in jail for 6 months if the judge in her criminal case rules she violated her probation.  Therefore, McPherson says, the civil trial must be put on ice until the criminal case is resolved.

UPDATE:  TMZ has learned, the judge in the civil case just denied Lindsay's motion to postpone the trial.  But the issue can be revisited after Lindsay's probation violation hearing on July 6.


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I don't think TMZ readers "want her to die", etc., though some posters will write things like that just for the shock factor and to get people riled up. I think most people are just sick of her (and other celebrities) getting special treatment, breaking the law and getting away scott free. We are tired of the prima donna attitudes.

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Knockers De Clown    

She's a COW

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Wah wah wah. "Poor" little Lindsay has ruined her own name, it was NOT the public who made all of her stupid mistakes. I think Judge Revel isasmart lady who see's right through her "poor, pitiful me act." She either needs to go to jail, or she'll OD and kill hersef, or someone else in a drunken or high state. Lindsay, you made your bed, now it's time to lie in it.

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I have nothing against this young woman whatsoever, but she is a walking train wreck. Why in the world isn't she going for some very much-needed therapy? There appear to be too many enablers around her, because she's going to all of our behavior-related institutions except for the one that she needs most. Her behavior is a cry for help! I truly hope that someone, ANYONE, out there can and will set her on the right path to becoming a whole person.

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There are two different courts and two different "trials" here. The first trial has already taken place, and she was on probation as the result of that trial. July 6 will see a hearing about her compliance with the rules of that probation. She could be sentenced to 6 months jail time for not obeying the rules of the probation. In reality, unless she is singled out for special punishment by the judge she actually faces 18 days in jail. The most she faces is 90 days. Paris Hilton was singled out for especially harsh punishment and made to serve about half her original sentence of 45 days. The norm is for the time served to be 10 percent of the original sentence. Michelle Rodriguez was sntenced to 180 days and served 18 that is the norm.
The civil trial is the one this lawyer is trying to put on hold. This involves the three guys she allegedly kidnapped and took on a wild ride that night. It is a civil trial there is not sentence at the end there is a judgement for money.
Fair is fair and these should not take place at the same time. Putting the civil trial on hold until she is finished with whatever punishment she gets for the probation violation is fair.
If this lawyer thinks tht the TMZ posters hate her he should be aware that the hatred shown to her in many posts is tiny compared to the hatred most have for the California judicary, judges, and prosecuitors. California's made a mockery of misdemeanor trials and punishment and has failed to operate jails sufficient to hold the population of violators in the state. I have felt for some time that the federal courts should take over the judiciary in California and fix the problems that the state is unwilling to fix.

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And I still like how she said her damn dad had somebody fly to France to steal her passport so she missed her court date. jesus...

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Dear Lilo & Attorneys,
It is what it is. If she was a cookie baking mama we would love her. But since she is a drunk coke sniffing ho we see her for what she his. A loser.

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From Norway    

I dont hate you, Lindsey, but i do think you can do better. I really hope you get it together so you can have a long and happy life!
Dont let people get to you, but take care of yourself. That is the most important thing you can do for yourself.
Good luck to you.

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Maybe her lawyere should spend more time working on her case and helping her than memorizing TMZ and what the people are saying. If picking on an internet gossip site (don't get me wrong - LOVE TMZ) is all Lilo's lawyer has then I'd say Linds will be going away for a bit soon.

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I think her behavior makes it public knowledge that she's pathetic. The lies, the drama, the partying...makes it impossible to have any respect for her. If this judge continues to lay down the law, she could likely be credited for saving her life. She needs to stop being a liar, a manipulator and an addict so she can attempt to be a respectable human being. Too bad her equally pathetic mother is such a huge contributor to this waste of a life she's living.

1575 days ago

Just Sayin'    

I don't hate Lush-ous Lindsay but I HATE, HATE, HATE the preferential treatment!!

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Ok, so she's chosen to be in the public eye and do things to draw attention to herself KNOWING she's being watched by paps...and now she doesn't think she'll get a fair shake in the courts....uh DUH. When you CHOOSE to live a life in the public eye as she has...your life becomes just that PUBLIC. When you break the law as she has and your are famous...yeah, people will form opinions about you. When you have court-dates and flaunt your disrespect for authority in the courts face by simply not showing up...yeah, people will form an opinion of you.

Poor, poor baby...once again, nothing is her fault. This time it's everyone else's fault because she's chosen to make public ass out of herself and so many of us have formed unfavorable opinions of her....that's not her fault though. GROW THE F UP LINDSAY!!!!

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Is this a joke? Are we seriously considering this coming from a girl who throws glases at people's heads in some of LA's hotspots. The girl who uses Twitter as her daily incoherent drunken diary? The girl who throws some skank leggings on and prances around making milkshakes with her fugly sister? The girl who is so desperate for attention that she will do anything to get it...including violating her probation clearly in front of the paps. Think about this---Sandra Bullock hid a BABY from the public when she was under the most scrutiny in her life. And Lohan is being judged too harshly? She was an actress, she is a public figure, it comes with the territory. Here's an idea: Quit breaking the law every chance you get, quit trying to get sympathy on an online social networking site, learn the meaning accountability and apply it, and stop with the "woe is me" and crying wolf every chance you get. Then get the eff out of the public spotlight, clean up your act, and go make some reality show for E.

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