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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.


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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To DWC: Thanks for bringing this suit. It's about time these people got legal representation. I have little doubt that it's all too true and that there are undoubtedly some sadistic guards. I've even seen parking lot valets abuse power when they are put in charge of a parking lot -- I can only imagine the power trip some guards are on.

I think Lindsay's involvement and cooperation with you in furthering this class action would elevate her image considerably and give her more of a "community activist" image, helping to erase some of the damage she has done to her reputation. I hope she can see that much of the big picture.

I wish you and your colleagues well.

1519 days ago


@58 Jack
Thanks for your good words!

First: I think it was illegal for the judge to order her to go to the classes one per week. The judge has great power but I think it is illegal to interfere with a contracted service.

Lindasy has been mishandled throughout her time on probation. I would have grounded her completely. surrender your passport, restricted her movement to the city limits, imposed a curfew, and in a face to face with me the judge she would have been told that any deviation will result in the maximum jail time. She would have known that any deviation would result in a sentence of 1 year with an absolute ban release for any reason. I would have made her write out this warning and sign it.

The Lynwood jail is a national disgrace! Hundreds of prisoners have been abused there for years. At one time an infectious disease ran wild there and the rate of infection was 300 percent higher than outside the jail. This latest strip search thing is an example of prisoner rights being trampled. Even the famous like Paris Hilton and Lindsay have been abused as a kind of humor for the Corrections Officers. They cut off Paris meds and drove her to a near mental breakdown and told Lindsay to drink tap water knowing she had acid reflux and a history of renal problems.

Politically the problem is that California elects judges thus making justice a political event. Most states have a Sentencing Accountability standard apparently California does not.

1519 days ago


SO many people are homeless,hungry,people give up there lives for this country,and this women gets all this attention for being locked up for something she did wrong. Any other person would have been locked up for alot longer. What if she would have killed someone.I have a daughter the age of this women who is an RN,worked her butt off for that. Im a single mom and worked 3 jobs to keep my daughter straight,clothed,food on the table .I just think it is the way you raise your child. It should be respect and morles. She has so much............ Im just baffled by her. Many of us are struggling to survive. Ms. Lohan Grow UP.

1518 days ago


makes perfect sense to ask lindsay the same questions as other inmates, just to see if they treat people different, which they should not, they should all be treated with respect, and not treat badly, or treat with kid gloves (which they most likely did lindsay)

1518 days ago
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