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Lindsay Lohan: I'm the Victim of a Witch Hunt

4/25/2011 9:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Lindsay Lohan believes prosecutor Danette Meyers is on a "witch hunt" against her, and is praying the Deputy D.A. makes good on what she asked the judge -- drop out of the case.

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Sources in contact with Lindsay tell us ... Lindsay believes she's become a living, breathing press release for Meyers, who is running for L.A. County District Attorney.

There are several flaws in Lindsay's theory.  First, Meyers asked Judge Stephanie Sautner Friday to remove her from the case.  Since the judge knocked the felony charge down to a misdemeanor, Meyers assumed the case would be transferred to the L.A. City Attorney.  But the judge noted the D.A. can still prosecute the case if it wants to ... so Meyers' request was denied.

Second flaw -- Meyers has prosecuted hundreds of big cases in her more than 2 decades as a prosecutor, and is extremely well-respected, so she really doesn't need a misdemeanor theft case all that much.


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61.

Pimpcessa    

Yes, leave it to our little Princess Lindsay to make this all about someone trying to ride her coat-tails to fame and fortune.

First, it's the jewelry store using her "Star Power" to bring them publicity, now it's the prosecutor using her "Star Power" to get an election wrapped up.

Sure, Honey, keep wishing you were THAT relevent anymore.....right....

1188 days ago
62.

Chris    

Lindsay is such an effing idiot.

She STILL doesn't believe she's done anything wrong. I am so tired of hearing about her.

1188 days ago
63.

Sonja    

..isn't SHE always the victim in every situation? There are people who have convictions to minor non-violent crimes like theft who can't even get a regular job... Lindsay acts like all her actions (and yes I'm talking all the way back to her two DUI's in 2007 and the following YEARS that she still couldn't seem to follow the simplest of probation rules!) are just normal everyday 'kid stuff'. Whining self entitled brat is no better than anyone one else and shouldn't be treated like she is. She's proven again and again she can't follow the laws or the simplest of court orders.

1188 days ago
64.

Binah    

Cry me a river!

1188 days ago
65.

RoastBeef    

The opposite of warlock is witch, right?
Looks like another Hollywood narcissist is stricken with
Adonos DNA.
Lindsay is a Sheenita!
The little victim better apply for a job with Charlie - he's short one goddess. The two can conquer the world in no time.

1188 days ago
66.

Mikey    

Lohan doesn't play hide the salami, she plays hide the broomstick.

1188 days ago
67.

Ellery    

Let's face it folks: this chick is not the sharpest knife in the drawer. As Pat pointed out, she's a common thief, dug addict and thief. Nothing more, nothing less. Her desperate need for attention at any cost has earned her the scorn of most people. Go away quietly, Little Witch.

1188 days ago
68.

ilovegossip    

@nicole

You wrote: However the Judge used her common sense and realized that the case wasn't a felony.

I'd like to point out that the judge thought Lindsay's conduct warranted a felony, but was giving her an opportunity. See below:

Sautner agreed with Meyers that Lohan showed intent to keep the necklace, and said that she thought Lohan's conduct probably warranted a felony.
"I see the intent here," Sautner said. "I see a level of brazenness with, 'Let me see what I can get away with here.'"
But the judge said felony grand theft cases involving higher-valued goods are often reduced to the misdemeanor level and thought it was appropriate in Lohan's case.
"I'm going to give her an opportunity," the judge said.

1188 days ago
69.

Julie    

No witch hunt. Just stop taking things without paying, don't drive while under the influence of drugs/alcohol, when given a redeeming chance with probation -- follow the probation rules (i.e., no illegal drugs, drinking), don't use illegal drugs, etc. There are hundreds of stars in Hollywood who are bigger targets if the D.A. needs a celebrity to make a name for himself or herself. Overall, the others (and people in society in general) follow the law. That's where Lindsay Lohan's problems arise. She is still living under the impression that the rules don't apply to her.

Be smart -- follow society's rules -- like everyone else, celebrity or not, and you won't have to worry about these issues.

1188 days ago
70.

Stump    

Danette, your going to look like a fool when the judge gives her a year for the theft and people begin to wonder about why a senior prosecutor wasted so much time on a nickle and dime thief. The fact that you handled murder cases then suddenly switched to putting Lindsay in jail is not going to look good to voters.
People in California are getting fed up with government that concentrates on the pennies and ignores the dollars.

1188 days ago
71.

Bec215    

Life isn't a movie and you don't get a do-over just because you're sober for a few months... you reap what you sowed.

I agree with the guy who wrote she could still have paranoia left over from all the cocaine - but I think it's just as likely she's simply so self-absorbed and (still) feeling entitled that she can't comprehend consequences of her past behavior. Best of luck with that.

1188 days ago
72.

ilovegossip    

Is anyone else surprised that the defense Holly presented was that Lindsay was absentminded and walked out accidently with the necklace?

Here is a direct quote from Dina regarding what happened: "I saw the entire security tape, and it showed the necklace clearly being loaned to Lindsay," Dina claims.

And here is a quote from Michael: "When Lindsay wants jewlery, she askes me and I buy it. And if I think it's too pricey, she buys it," he tells me. "She gets so much on consignment and that's exactly what happened here."

"If she took something, it would have been addressed at the end of that business day."

So, both Dina and Michael stated publicly that the necklace was on loan, and Holly goes to court and said it was an accident that she walked out with it. Boy, you'd think they'd get their stories straight. If I was Danette, I'd put both Dina and Michael on the stand as witnesses.

1188 days ago
73.

CC - THE ORIGINAL    

I see it as Lindsay's basic feeling of "entitlement".
IN HER MIND, she is still that A list actress whom jewelers feel "honored", so to speak, to be seen wearing their items.
Yet, even those REAL "A list" stars have some sort of agreement for taking and using their jewelry.

She ain't comprehending the fact that she had a RESPONSIBILITY to return that necklace IMMEDIATLY, if in fact, it was an "honest" mistake. Yet, that piece was in her possession for a few days. The jeweler even gave her the benefit of the doubt to return it and explain the cir***stances....she was given an "opportunity" to do this. You CAN NOT tell me she didn't realize the so called "mistake" when she took it off.

So, even for those who DO believe this is a "witch hunt"...or believe she's just being "picked on"...the facts are the facts.

She left the store without permission to take the necklace...she had no agreement with this store to do so....she didn't bother to return it immediately when she realized her so called "mistake".

She has a sense of "entitlement"....no sense of "responsibility"...no sense of what is "morally" correct...and just does things to see what she can get away with....and only cries in court because she got caught!!

1188 days ago
74.

Pony Princess    

Interesting comments by LIATW: (on a previous post) - who wants to elaborate?
"Well I don't know anything about the restaurant or supper club you're in reference too.
But I do know why Madonna refused Lohan enterance to the party. And there was no one reason, there were about 8 of them.

I also know there are other parties where Lohan has called ahead asking if she could attend and was told she wasn't welcome.

Lohan has done a lot of things the public doesn't know about, but some very high profile insiders know about them, and most of them will never allow Lohan in there presence.

In fact Lohan is now on a very small list of Celebrities that will not be invited to any more parties by any celebrities that matter.

If you recall for about three weeks Lohan was telling everyone she was up for this and that role... And in the end she had to use a family relationship with the Gotti's to even get that offer and the director quit when he was told Lohan was in the movie no matter what, and he walked.

If you believe all of a sudden he had a conflict after being involved with that project for as long as he was... then you don't get what's going on here.

Lohan is black listed whether she gets it or not. She is not going to get any offers from mainstream Hollywood.

If you only knew the insiders nickname for her now you'd get just how boycotted she is by Mainstream Hollywood.

She's talking about a comeback, and Hollywood is saying she is never coming back.

I wonder who most people believe? Lohan or Hollywood."

1188 days ago
75.

Truth    

SHE'S A VICTIM OF STUPIDITY --- HERSELF! TRUTH!!

1188 days ago
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