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Lindsay Lohan's Lawyer: Persona Non Gratis

7/12/2010 8:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned Lindsay Lohan's new lawyer isn't her new lawyer anymore ... people connected with him say it's because he wouldn't work for free ... but we're hearing a very different story.

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Stuart V. Goldberg met with Lindsay, Dina and Ali on Friday night and it was a done deal, until he got a call over the weekend from Lindsay's business manager, Lou Taylor, who said they just couldn't afford him ... this is all according to Goldberg's camp.

But on the Lindsay side, it's a whole other story.   Let's just say that even Dina and Lindsay decided Goldberg was ... how do we say it nicely ... a little eccentric.   How 'bout a license plate with letters that reveal the word, "Snake Charmer."

The new leader in the clubhouse? We hear it's none other than O.J. Simpson's former lawyer, Robert Shapiro.   Hey, Shapiro helped get a killer off, so maybe not such a bad idea.

 

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Patty    

Who the hell is HUhunana with fashion tips??...Bet it's Lindsay!!!...LOL...Patty

1564 days ago
17.

Michael Torrente    

This makes NO SENSE at all!!!!! So Goldberg is a showman, ask anyone who knows at they will tell you criminal lawyers in court, the best ones for that matter, are performers. There's a fine line inside a court room from drama to a circus and criminal cases are circus shows.

TMZ reports the Lohan camp can't afford the "Snake Charmer" but they can afford Robert Shapiro??? A man that just to be in the same room with you, no talking just breathing, will charge you $1,000...seriously!!

Maybe it was common sense what provoke the switch, maybe someone realized that the image and antics of Goldberg were going to work against Lindsay, especially for a case that it’s all but lost.

Better tell it as it is; this just a tactic to buy some time for Lindsay to finish her film, get some cash before going to jail, which she will go eventually.

Now that makes sense..

1564 days ago
18.

Uh    

Hire Harvey? He hasn't been active for decades. He is a doorstop for a bogus TV show. Lets see...TMZ first told us a relatively new lawyer, Tiffany Feder Cohen was to be Lindsays attorney. A few days later informed us she had already visited the sheriffs office. Then, approximately one week later ran a story where there was no lawyer. Then TMZ said Goldberg was the new lawyer. Now a few days later the new lawyer is Shapiro. Whose next? Max?
I used to have respect for Time-Warner. I used to.

1564 days ago
19.

Hime    

@7- She's a hard drug addict and she hasn't worked in years. Between 18 and 24 she had time to blow that money 8 times over without anyone stealing it from her.

1564 days ago
20.

Delmar    

@Hime. Prove she's currently a hard drug addict.
1. Actually drug tested past 6 weeks and no illegal drugs found. Prescription drugs were found not to be in violation and the only one found used was adderall. A painkiller dialudid was used 2 out of the 6 coinciding with her oral surgery and did not show up after Jun 7.

2. Within the first 10 days of drug testing Lindsay showed no signs of withdrawal and was out and about in public regularly and photographed.

She has not tested positive for cocaine or any other illegal drugs since 2007. How is she a hard drug addict?

In a real court, she's assumed innocent until proven guilty. Prove her alleged drug usage or STFU. All of you who say this.

1564 days ago
21.

Artrina    

LL's people are saying THE LAWYER is eccentric? What about LL???? Talk about the pot calling the kettle black!!!!!!!!!

1563 days ago
22.

beachkid    

Doesn't she have a million dollars coming in for the post-jail interview?

1563 days ago
23.

Laffn Bear    

#25, Because the drugs she may be addicted to are prescribed does not mean "not addicted." To be addicted does not require ingestion of illicit drugs. Ask Rush Limbaugh for instance.

Because Lindsay is taking prescribed drugs is not a defense of addiction. From the variety of drugs she is prescribed it would be possible to say she is an addict of the "I don't feel good, I'll take a pill" variety. A very common occurrence in our society.

By the way, just what would be "signs of addiction in public?"
Does repeatedly falling stumbling and falling down qualify, in your esteemed opinion?

1563 days ago
24.

#TeamLindsay    

I'm still wondering who the attorney is that was going to represent her in court if Goldberg came on board? According to the CA Bar Goldberg has never been licensed to practice law in CA. It seems the best he could have done is be a legal advisor to her defense team while another attorney represented her in court.

I'll tell you this though, Lindsay has every right to be disappointed with Shawn Chapman Holley's performance in court. She's easy one the eyes and savvy enough when she talks to the media, and she may have an ace legal mind, but the few times i've seen her perform in court she seemed meek, subservient, and unsure of herself to the point of being full of "umms and "ahhs". What points she was willing to make she was quick to roll over on and back off of. I'd be pissed if she were my attorney and seemed so competent then this alter ego of hers shows up in court.

Many of Judge Revel's ruling seem less bullet proof to me then Lindsay's (mostly) ignorant and opinionated haters seem to think they are. This has been a media circus and the courts have handled this case poorly. If someone like Shapiro were to take this case it would be very interesting to see just what they could do with it because Lindsay hasn't been well represented thus far. OJ would have went to prison if Ms. Holley had represented him in court.

1563 days ago
25.

Hime    

@24- Well she tested positive for a crapload of drugs during those six weeks, including medical heroin; hard drugs aren't all street drugs.

With that said, even if she weren't an addict now (although she clearly is) a year of hard drug binging is all it takes to blow away ones life savings. Perhaps she threw it away in 2007 when she was caught with Coke.

1563 days ago
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#TeamLindsay    

WHY is it sooo hard to convict a so called "celebrity" in LA????.... blah, blah, blah - Posted at 1:08 AM on Jul 12, 2010 by Patty

It's not, silly. In Lindsay's case they didn't even need to take it to trial. She took a plea deal and quickly plead guilty. The court was also quick to try her for probation violations and convict her.

And Lindsay isn't a "so called" celebrity.

How many movies, television shows, recording contracts, licensing deals etc. does someone need to have to their name before they're a bonafide "real" celebrity in you pea brained mind?

In the last 20 years she has appeared in over 24 movies and TV shows. She's appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 5 times, has hosted Saturday Night Live 4 times, done The Late Show with David Letterman 3 times, The Ellen Degeneres Show 4 times, the View 3 times, Total Request Live 9 times, etc. etc. etc. not to mention playing one of the lead roles in quite a few blockbuster movies that have earned hundred of millions of dollars over the years. She was one of Disney's star assets for Christ's sake.

But yeah, none of that makes here a "real" celebrity. *rolls eyes*

You sound jealous, get over it.

1563 days ago
27.

Fat hand puppet    

@Delmar "25. 1. Actually drug tested past 6 weeks and no illegal drugs found. Prescription drugs were found not to be in violation and the only one found used was adderall. A painkiller dialudid was used 2 out of the 6 coinciding with her oral surgery and did not show up after Jun 7.
2. Within the first 10 days of drug testing Lindsay showed no signs of withdrawal and was out and about in public regularly and photographed.
She has not tested positive for cocaine or any other illegal drugs since 2007. How is she a hard drug addict?
In a real court, she's assumed innocent until proven guilty. Prove her alleged drug usage or STFU. All of you who say this.
Posted at 3:28 AM on Jul 12, 2010 by Delmar"

Calm down Delmar. I know people that know Lindsay and she was telling them "im fine, Im clean" after getting out of rehab that she was getting drug tested and testing clean. One can also do research and find in several articles in the last two years where Lindsay told magazines she was "clean". But obviously she hasn't been "clean" just look at the bloated face she has with alcohol and the crazy behavior and weight loss she has been using cocaine or sniffing adderall or ~something~ who knows. But she looked "cracked-out-of-her-mind" especially the from Dec-May. And I doubt she stayed at After-parties till 7 am just to chit-chat.

Delmar instead of trying to defen Lindsay, instead give her advice like
1. Lindsay should stop smoking Cigarettes now so she can go through withdraws now, while she is at home and around her sister and having fun. Not put it off till the july 20th.
2. Lindsay should stop fighting the jail sentence, sure she got hammered more then the usual person but Lindsay should know its her own fault and she could of avoided it if she had gone to classes, and not missed court dates.
3. Lidnsay should stop "bitching" about jail. I heard she could make a Million dollars just for a post-jail interview.. thats more then I have made my whole life. 1 mil just to go to jail for a few weeks.. that alone should be reason for Lindsay to stop bitchin.
4.Lindsay should be working out everyday. It will make her body "Fantastic". Lidnsay should be doing research right now on exercises she can do in a jail cell, and there are plenty. Lindsay can do a full boy workout, lunges, pushups, windmills, french pullups, lindsay could get her body "rockin".
5.Lindsay should get off of perscription drugs.

these are just some of the areas you could be talking about "Delmar" instead of just trying to defend Lindsay and say she isn't a drug user or addict.
-leu p

1563 days ago
28.

lalli    

why did the lawyer meet with the little sister who looks 35? can someone please tell the lohans to
a: go away and stop bothering everyone with their white trash lives
b: break it to lushy lohan that she hasn't has a career since she regretfully did herbie fully loaded(GREAT choice, THAT was a blockbuster.) now her nest "job" is playng a porn star that we all know her slimy father used to watch, now he can see his daughter in the same role. oh, btw, any money lushy made was spent on the monstrosity mc mansion dina baby built in merrick. not even in a nice part of merrick, which is pretty funny. PLEASE GO AWAY. dina, fix your roots please.

1563 days ago
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#TeamLindsay    

@ Fat hand puppet, Yes lets forget the results of her being tested by professional drug testing labs who adhear to strict standards of scientific proof.

I mean just look at her! She's obviously a hardcore drug addict who's still using. I mean i read it on TMZ for Christ's sake. She must still be using! *rolls eyes*

They only sensible thing you've said is she should develop an exercise program to pass the time in jail. She never works out and it's showing. that and she should quit smoking too.

Everything else is the kind of jibber jabber nonesense that would piss Mr. T off. Don't give us no jibba jabba nonsense fool!

1563 days ago
30.

lawyersinlove    

The Lohan clan really is delusional. Don't they realize that if there was any conceivable way to keep someone out of the slammer, the Hilton family would have thought of it and kept Paris out. The Hiltons have ten times the money and power the Lohans have, and if they couldn't do it, neither can The Hillbilly Lohans.

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