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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 hate her at all. It makes me sad to see someone with so much potential doing this to herself. But look at Robert Downey Jr. She can come out of this...and I hope she does. I can't understand why people have hate for her. It's sad.

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Yep, most of the people commenting so negatively are just asses. Just jealous because she has more than any of you will ever have. Get over it. You're poor excuses for human beings who are just miserable so you want everyone else to be. Grow up. Everyone deserves some compassion (even you and that's saying a lot).

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Lohan is a celebrity and can do whatever the F she wants. Her ankle bracelet went off because she drank, but they won't put her in jail unless she allows it. She might allow it as long as they let her out in 90 minutes or less.

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This has to be the WORST lawyer on the planet. You'd think for all her cash, this equally stupid celeb would get better representation. This is the equivalent of hiring a family friend to defend you...this lawyer will ultimately be the one who lands this lush in jail because she doesn't keep a tight reign on her client.

Must be nice to get paid all the money to be virtually useless and a buffoon.

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Dear stupid lawyer man,

I realize that you may have passed the bar exam at some point in your past, but you cannot have totally forgotten the law. See now, the criminal case is resolved. It's totally over and your client was guilty, she even said she was guilty. What's going on now is not "the criminal matter," it is that your client is just too darned important to comply with the virtually nonexistent terms of her guilty plea...the part that kept her and continue to keep her out of jail for her criminal actions. The other thing you may want to be reminded of is that the burden of proof in a criminal case is HIGHER than in a civil case. So, by your client pleading guilty in the criminal case, she already admitted her liability in the civil case. Why are you going to a trial??????? Have your narcissistic client pay up and shut up. You may also suggest to her that she wouldn't be a pap target with her every move splashed all over the internet is she simply stopped calling the paps every 5 minutes to tell them her every move AND, perhaps, stayed home and didn't go to bars until 3 a.m. every night.

Your welcome.


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Wah! Wah! Wah! Is there no love in the hood for Lilo?

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HMMM, did Paris Hilton get all those chances Lindsay is getting? I can hear Paris now saying "that's not fair, I went to jail for less." I can see they may have to pleaout and try for drug rehab instead of jail time for all of it. Maybe house arrest, even though she should go to jail like everyone else.

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It's so true. Not a Lindsay fan but how can you judge and hate someone you don't know anyway.

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Dear Lawyer for Lilo,

Using the "Public Comments" section of a website as an excuse to delay a trial is unprofessional. There is no precedent or Court Rule that allows for a delay because of the Comments section on a website.

Only criminal trials are moved if there is a large prejudice in a particular area that would prevent someone from getting a fair trial. You are not asking to move a criminal trial to a different locale. You are requesting to delay the civil trial.

This is simply a delay tactic you are using to delay the trial for whatever reason. Don't use TMZ fans as a scapegoat for your request.

There are hundreds of REAL stars that have civil trials every year, with coverage by TMZ and other networks. They don't cry about it.

The public reaction to Lindsay is a reaction to Lindsay's very public actions. And since you read the TMZ comments - nice pic with Lindsay and her supposed lines of Coke, etc. at the Cannes.

Instead of blaming TMZ, why don't you do a better job of controlling your client and advise her not to go out and get drunk, do drugs or participate in odd behavior (ie, passing out).

Better yet - why don't you advise her to get herself into rehab and do us all a favor.

Lindsay's actions have been sickening and she will get hers when it comes to a civil jury and criminal jury.

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this is total bull****. TMZ does follow her around like a little puppy dog along with all of the other celebrities that have derailed like Jesse James, Britney Spears, and alot of other celebs you guys make money off of unstable celebrities no wonder all of these celebrities are dying from prescription drug overdoses it would be hard to handle being a celebrity with this website around. Let them get their lives in order before you post everything about them and their mothers on this freaking website. I swear TMZ affects celebrities for the worse by posting all of this crap and I'm not coming here anymore for that fact. Get a life for the people that think lindsay lohan should die she is a 23 year old girl that has had a ****ty life her mother really only cares about money and clearly does not give a **** about her daughters problems and her father is the biggest douchebag in the country. Come on can you really blame her for having substance abuse problems I would too if I had parents like them and get a life TMZ I know this is your job and everything but, you really are the biggest douchebags of all for stalking celebrities with substance abuse problems and people who's marriages and lives are falling apart.

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Its probably a good thing for Lindsay that TMZ reports her every move. She is so high and drunk all the time, that she doesn't remember her wild and crazy antics. At least she can go on TMZ and try to piece together her drunken, drug fueled nights. TMZ has her back. They also remind her of court dates. Lindsay should be "thanking" TMZ.

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I agree with Lindsey's attorney!!! TMZ has been OBSESSED with the Lindsey stories from day one & making their 'opinions' public on 'their site'..... I believe in freedom of speech as well, however, TMZ, as a reporting agency overstepped their grounds for were, again, my opinion, so 'obsessed' with literally everything that was happening in her life & reporting it with 'so called inside sources' giving them information...... I always considered TMZ a step above the 'rag magazines' until I read all of this over the past few months......

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The girl should have been in jail from the first incident!!! The judges/lawyers need a brain adjustment!!! We normal people see the actual truth of her situation. She needs to be in JAIL!

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