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Lindsay Lohan -- Ready to Fight Charges

2/5/2011 8:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Lindsay Lohan's lawyer swears LiLo is innocent -- and is ready to do battle in court if it comes to that.

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TMZ obtained a statement from Shawn Chapman Holley that reads, "We vehemently deny these allegations and, if charges are filed, we will fight them in court, not in the press."

As we first reported, Lindsay will be charged with felony grand theft as early as Monday for allegedly stealing a $2,500 necklace from a Venice, CA jewelry store.

She faces a maximum of three years in prison if convicted.

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91.

missbella    

Betty Ford is paying the rent for her apartment - I read that was part of the pay off deal. Otherwise, there is no way she could afford that rent.

1292 days ago
92.

Sonja    

What drugs are you on #90 lvslezak?? All the store has to prove is she walked in and walked out with a piece of jewelry she did NOT pay for. End of story.. what the hell difference does is make if staff helped her or not? There is no grey... Necklace stolen not paid for, surveillance tape shows her wearing it, later media photo shows her wearing it, when a search warrant is issued her 'associate' turns it in at the police station. I see no grey and would think any juror with half a mind would see the same thing. Theft.

1292 days ago
93.

Lucky_130    

93- If Lindsays parents were smart they set up a trust fund for her(and themselves) around the time she made Parent Trap.
If she had lets say 15 million in the trust, she would get around 10,000 every month or so, which would be enough to get her by.
At least my late Grandma used to get that much for the 15 million she had in her trust every month.
Just one possibility, along with selling pictures to TMZ of course.

1292 days ago
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Grandma Cracker    

Does anyone have any idea how this girl affords $7500 a month apartment, along with all other expenses.Rehab at Betty Ford is not cheap.I can't imagine what her legal bills with top lawyer are. Where does the money come from?

Posted at 2:20 PM on Feb 5, 2011 by AW

Michael Lohan was heir to a pasta company, he is a silver spoon guy and has money. Betty Ford gave her free treatment to make her go away.

1292 days ago
95.

Zach Swan    

I wonder how all the ghetto girls, who get sent to prison for stealing $6 earrings from Kmart, feel about Lindsay Kleptohan constantly getting away with thieving, assault, drunk driving, and illicit drug use? If she gets away with it again, there may be riots in the streets of LA.

1292 days ago
96.

Soxy    

It doesn't matter if she goes to jail or not-all of her money making options in the entertainment field no longer exist. The general public is tired of her antics, and, at this point, wanting her to pay with a good long stint in jail. Top designers? She has pissed off to many if them with her "borrowing". Acting? Ha!! Music/Modeling? Her voice and looks have been totally destroyed over the past 6 or so years. She is done, finished and that is the ultimate payback for all of her sh*t.

1292 days ago
97.

Scratchnsniff    

This is as old as lawyers and publicists...She means money to someone, she's still a commodity, and investment. But you have to get that name out there in the news cycle any way you can. This will all go away, and everyone involved knows it. They'll milk it for all it's worth, then someone will quiet;u pay off the store, and they will drop the charges. How many times have we seen this with celebrities. It's pathetic. But guess who makes it work...we do!

1292 days ago
98.

Spot    

I would really like to know what it cost in time and material to charhge her, trial her, and carry out the sentence. My bet is that the state is going to spend about 100 thousand over a conviction tht will get her less than 30 days. During those 30 days it would also be interesting to know who was set free to keep her in jail. If California is releasing violent felony criminals to make room to hold non violent idiots there should be a spot light on that insanity!

1292 days ago
99.

luna    

It would be a good thing (for LL, as well as the state of California) if she finally had to pay the price for something she did. Unfortunately, because of these lending deals these places do cut with "stars" she might find a way to weasel out of the charges. ("Oh, but I thought my assistant filled out the paperwork. Oh, but I thought we had a verbal agreement. Oh, but I'm a brain-dead idiot and didn't know I wasn't entitled to pick up anything I wanted and walk out with it.")

I'll bet her lawyer just loves her. Publicity and a client who can't go a month without needing legal representation.

1292 days ago
100.

lou    

The necklace accidentally flew across the store and landed around Lindsay's neck. Somebody set her up.

Posted at 1:27 PM on Feb 5, 2011 by Max

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LOL, Max, that's a hysterical image ala Poltergeist or something. Hey, she could use that as an excuse: "The store is haunted and a poltergeist threw the necklace at my neck and it accidentally caught my hair and I left because I was so scared!" GREAT defense, much better than "my assistant forgot to return it." Imagine all of the tears and hair tossing and drama she could do.

1292 days ago
101.

lou    

For God's sake, the necklace cost $2,500. How much is Lindsay going to have to pay her lawyer to defend her? A pretty penny. And she STILL might end up in prison. Why didn't she just pay for the darned thing in the first place and avoid all of this hassle?

1292 days ago
102.

terry    

oh know a poor innocent victim AGAIN!!!!!!! throw her lying ass in the slammer!!!!

1292 days ago
103.

Truth    

HERE'S WHAT THE DEAL IS GONNA COME DOWN TO. WHOEVER LOANED THE NECKLACE TO LINDSAY AGAINST STORE POLICY WILL BE FIRED IF HE/SHE ADMITS IT. THAT'S THE ONLY WAY LINDSAY WILL STAY OUT OF JAIL. OF COURSE NO ONE WILL SAY THAT CUZ THEY DONT WANNA LOSE THEIR JOB SO LINDSAY IS SHIET UP THE CREEK. NO PAPERWORK, NO AUDIO, NO WITNESSES TO LOAN AGREEMENT. SHE'S GOING TO THE STATE PENN ASAP!!

1292 days ago
104.

Nicole     

@Spot
For security reasons Twenty Five (25) deputies are required inside the courtroom for her hearings

1292 days ago
105.

KathyP    

Let's see. Who to believe. Lying douchbag celebrity and s***bag (aren't they all) attorney or your own common sense. Tough choice. I was going to say bet her mother is real proud, but the saracasm would be lost on them.

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