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Lindsay's New Lawyer:

She's Going to Jail

7/16/2010 8:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Lindsay Lohan has officially hired Bob Shapiro to represent her in her ongoing DUI probation case ... but only on condition that she goes to jail.

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TMZ broke the story earlier this week that Shapiro was stepping in after Shawn Chapman Holley quit.  Shapiro, who repped O.J. Simpson, tells TMZ, "I have agreed to represent Ms. Lohan on the condition that she complies with all the terms of her probation, including a requirement of jail time that was imposed by Judge Marsha Revel."

Shapiro added, "Ms. Lohan is suffering from a disease that I am all too familiar with."  The lawyer's son died of a drug overdose in 2005.


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16.

beachgal    

His son supposedly got heavily into drugs because of Shapiro defending OJ, poor kid got teased & harassed at school constantly. Sad story, Shapiro may have cause his son's death in pursuit of bigger fame & money.

1470 days ago
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bagladey    

"Ms. Lohan is suffering from a disease that I am all too familiar with." Is Lilo conceding that she is a drug addict? And what does Dina have to say about Mr. Shapiro's statement?

1470 days ago
18.

Horndog    

Is that Telly Savalas? Who loves ya baby?

1470 days ago
19.

TMZgossip    

beachgal
thanks for the view from Retard Junction

1470 days ago
20.

knowitall    

Finally she is listning to someone. Has it sunk in yet Lilo? Its all for your own good. You are still young and you can overcome this and get on with your life/career in a positive way.

1470 days ago
21.

sobeyondcaring    

But ... Lindsay and family continue to insist she doesn't do drugs & she's just (repeatedly) been set up by her ex-father, the judge, haters, etc. So if she doesn't truly suffer from a disease her lawyer is all too familiar with, is this announcement just another blatant ploy for sympathy / a reduced sentence from the Court?

If so, and her criteria for hiring a new lawyer included "absolute loyalty and zero tolerance for dishonesty" can someone explain Shapiro's statement to me? Absolute loyalty would require him to maintain Lindsay's contention that she doesn't do drugs, and his statement about her "disease" would qualify as dishonesty - so shouldn't she be firing him immediately?

If not, and she has authorized him to publicly acknowledge that she is in fact a drug addict, isn't she admitting to yet another lie and that she's played the public & the court system like fools for how long now?

Either way, Lindsay loses. Finally. Thank God.

1470 days ago
22.

who dat    

This tells you exactly how effn stupid lindsay is. Why would you need a lawyer unless you are planning an appeal. You show up to court and they take you into custody. Then do you easy 23 day sentence in ad seg. Read books write in a journal. Then upon release sell the story for 700K.

She will make more per day in jail than any other project she has worked on in the past 3 years.

1470 days ago
23.

DANA    

ow wont be able to get over it to cant start shooting the soft porn movie bout lidan lovelace
that was her role of her life

1470 days ago
24.

Beth    

Yeah, yeah.....she will go to jail. The big question.....how long will she stay in jail? I bet is isn't 90 day? More like (maybe) 9 hours.

1470 days ago
25.

renata    

Good for Shapiro and good for Lindsay. Hopefully, she will get back on track.

1470 days ago
26.

Pua    

Her case is not a disease, it's the overblown, overpreened and over indulged girl that has gotten here way for so long that she expects it now of real adults..

1470 days ago
27.

CriticAl    

So, why does she need him then? This looks like his strategy for backing out of the case.

1470 days ago
28.

UnknownUser    

In the long run, it's great news. She's gonna make some money with the jail interview. Can't wait to the booze and blow redux

See you at SkyBar L

1470 days ago
29.

HARRY NIPPLES    

Thank God for men like Bob Shapiro. He is exactly right. Its the first time in this whole mess that someone other than the judge is acting in Lilo's best interests. Her father and mother failed her BIG TIME!

1470 days ago
30.

cochino    

She's going to jail because he's convinced her there is no other way to get out of it.

Come Tuesday, he will then try to get her off to jail for as little time as possible.

Most likely she will check in during the weekend or end of the day when the jail is most crowded and "they have no room for her".

Hopefully, the judge will issue a non-release order or order her back into custody if they try to kick her out early.

If everyone does care, then they should enforce the whole 90 days stay. The longer she stays clean the better chance she has to keep clean.

Let's see how long that works for her

1470 days ago
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