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Lawyers to Lindsay: How Was Your Strip Search?

7/27/2010 10:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

If Lindsay Lohan got strip searched at Lynwood Correctional Facility a couple of lawyers want her to spill every detail of the experience in a deposition.

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TMZ has learned Lindsay's name just got dragged into a class action lawsuit that alleges unlawful strip and body cavity searches were conducted by L.A. County Sheriff's deputies when another inmate -- not Lindsay -- checked into the jail.

Attorneys for the plaintiffs filed a request in Federal Court on Monday to take Lilo's deposition while she's behind bars. They also sent a letter to Lohan's attorney Shawn Chapman Holley asking if Lindsay would agree to be deposed.

The suit claims that female inmates are strip searched in plain view of each other in a parking lot that is neither private nor sanitary.

Sheriff's officials have said Lindsay was treated just like any other inmate when she arrived at the jail.

So, will Lindsay tell all? Chapman Holley hasn't gotten back to us yet.

UPDATE: Shawn Chapman Holley says,"I find it curious that among the tens of thousands of women who can testify ... these attorneys are attempting to depose Lindsay." She also says attorneys for the Sheriff's department are fighting the deposition request.

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mark    

Absolutely
LiLo should tell, not right away.. when she feels like it.

we pay for the system and look what they do? LiLo is a movie star in jail for that probation thingy (and I still can't believe it!) . At least they should treat her properly. Zero tolerance and if somebody made a mistake then should be out of work, immediately.

private workers can answer to their supervisors and the owners , but they must answer to us.

BTW : great job, TMZ!

1459 days ago
17.

Nikki    

If her and her skank of a mother can make money on this, than YES she will do it. Lohans have NO class but if it contains money they will do anything..

1459 days ago
18.

J.CEASAR    

Strip searched? Is that what the kids are calling it these days?
She probably didnt think it was anything unusual.

1459 days ago
19.

beachkid    

What's the big deal?

1459 days ago
20.

Jean    

Gosh what is your problem TMZ... you are so freakin evil with Lindsy.....start making some money off of somebody else....you are CRUEL CRUEL CRUEL.....I'm telling you, enough already, get off of her back, you guys have tormented this poor girl to death.

1459 days ago
21.

meow_mix    

they were definatly checking for firecrotchs.. words spread wide and the cheer was on!!
Her book will be on the best seller list, entitled: Fire-Crotch: My Holocaustic Stay In Jail by Lindsay Lohan, and in Oprah's Book Club.. Team LiLo!

1459 days ago
22.

poorLILrichGIRL    

probably not the first time she was naked in an alley

1459 days ago
23.

Kelly    


What a bunch of crybabies!!

I say every county needs a Joe Arparo (sp)!!!

1459 days ago
24.

Amtrak    

I'm sure Michael Lohan will have something to say, "What??? Someone is asking a question about Lindsay? ASK ME, ASK ME, ASK ME. I have all the answers." Yup, he'll have something to say about this, cause he loves his daughter, he loves God, he loved Kate (you only record and take secret pics of those you love) and is screaming from the mountain tops cause no one is listening to him.

1459 days ago
25.

HeyHeyHey    

This doesnt sound legit. They make everyone go out into a parking lot when they are checking everyone into the jail? Why wouldnt they just have everyone strip in a room versus worrying about the public seeing naked jailmates. Doesnt make sense.

1459 days ago
26.

Spot    

If she wasn't strip searched in private, she or any other woman, or man; than everyone involved should be fired! Yes, a strip search is necessary to prevent anyone from bringing drugs or a weapon into the jail but it must be done one prisoner at a time, in private. The searcher(s) must be same sex and if they are doing a cavity search they must be trained how to do it by medical personnel.
Considering all the other brutalities done to prisoners at the Lynwood jail I would not be surprised at this.

1459 days ago
27.

Manimal    

Somehow I don't think Lindsay would be upset by this.

1459 days ago
28.

alessandra    

Wow this is so true, I had to go to CRDF last summer, I had taken an ambein and I drove, I dont remember any of it it was crazy so they thought I was drunk they do put you in the parking lot with about 50-60... other women and trust me some smell so bad that you try not to throw up and men or on the other side of this tarp and about 15 deputy will come and have you bend over and cough, the sad thing is that you have your mothley flow they will make you take it out and throw it on the ground

1459 days ago
29.

DWC    

I am one of the lawyers involved in the lawsuit in which our clients seek Lohan's deposition.

The point in seeking Lohan's deposition is not that she was strip searched; it is the manner of how she was strip searched. Our clients & numerous other female prisoners state they are taken as a group into a jail parking lot where buses park; commanded to strip naked in the parking lot, in full view of the other prisoners who are being strip searched; expose their anus & vagina; open their vagina using their fingers then run their fingers around the inside of their mouth. All this occurs while the women stand barefoot & naked on a filthy parking concrete. Guards throw replacement sanitary pads on the ground where the women pick them up. While the women stand naked, their clothing is on the ground where sometimes ants are seen crawling on them. Compare this to how men are strip searched. The Sheriff's Dept claims men are strip searched inside, with privacy, and that jail personnel sanitize the jail flooring before each strip search (at least that's what the jail claims).

Notwithstanding the claims of Sheriff's personnel, I do not believe that Lohan was treated like any other female prisoner entering the jail. That is, I believe she either was not strip searched or, if she was, she was given privacy, and searched inside the jail in a sanitary environment. We seek her deposition to either confirm that the jail strip searches women as our clients claim, or to show that it is unnecessary to strip search women outdoors, in an unsanitary environment w/o any privacy.

1459 days ago
30.

Tyleri    

I cant believe the news coverage being given to a spoiled 20-something yr old. Here are a few 20 year-olds worth knowing about.....Justin Allen 23, Brett Linley 29, Matt Weikert 29, Justus Bartett 27, Dave Santos 21, Chase Stanley 21, Jesse Reed 26, Matthew King 23, Christopher Goeke 23 & Sheldon Tate 27. These 20-somethings gave their lives for their country this week...

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