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Lindsay Lohan: All I Had to Drink was TEA!!!!

6/24/2011 7:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Lindsay Lohan is adamant she did NOT drink wine, beer or liquor during her stint on house arrest ... insisting her dirty test was caused by a fermented tea that contains a TEEEENY amount of alcohol.

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Lohan has been telling friends she's been drinking her favorite kombucha tea again ... the same tea that caused her probation officer to raise a red flag earlier this year because it contains alcohol. The company behind the drink claims the alcohol content is less than .05%.

Of course, the judge ruled that Lindsay is ALLOWED to consume alcohol during her house arrest sentence ... so the dirty test didn't matter anyway.

TMZ spoke with Lindsay about the situation ... and she told us, "I am responsible, and I'm following the rules and obeying my judge and the Los Angeles judicial system."

She adds, " I'd like to do what I must to get my film career back and the respect of directors, actors, writers, studio heads, fans and so on."

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451.

lou    

She is, according to Judge Sautner. But it surely is a rotten idea for an alcoholic to do so.

1160 days ago
452.

Blood Red Witch    

Linds better watch her back. GaGa is now grifting too! This is the link. GaGa misappropriating Japanese Relief Fund money.

http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/dpp/news/lady-gaga-accused-of-racketeering_20110624_dk?727

1160 days ago
453.

lou    

Well, that's the lawyer's claim, anyway, BRW. Maybe he's just looking for publicity or a payout. Hopefully she didn't really do that because it's MOY STINKO.

1160 days ago
454.

Blood Red Witch    

Lou,

Yea I agree. This would be horrible if true!

1160 days ago
455.

some guy    

Bras that shoot fire don't come cheap.

1160 days ago
456.

vorlon    

SharJoy 3 hours ago

lou,

Celebrity is a curious thing. People "think" they know you....hence stalkers.


Like ummmm I don't know- John Walter Smitty Smith?

1160 days ago
457.

vorlon    

Blood Red Witch 4 hours ago
Her tweets are very upbeat.

If they're the slightest bit coherent- it's not her tweeting. You REALLY think she'll be sober this time of night?

1160 days ago
458.

vorlon    

Blood Red Witch 4 hours ago
I am the kitty and he is my catnip!

Geez you two- get a room already :D

1160 days ago
459.

Blood Red Witch    

Vorlon,

I meant her friend. And ummmmmmm we did that is why no posts for awhile. LOL ;)

1160 days ago
460.

Blood Red Witch    

David Jong,

LMAO so true!

1160 days ago
461.

MADISYN, LIAISON TO THE H8TURDS!!    

@Lou

I'm sorry if I f*cked up. Did you read my theories and researched facts? I, did good, NO?

1160 days ago
462.

jwoolman    

Nicole on p. 2: "Also the DUIs were 4 years ago and random testing is not a usual probation condition for misdemeanor grand theft."

But it's a very common condition for all sorts of non-alcohol related crimes (and in this case, the house arrest is also related to probation violations on a DUI case). Just google "house arrest" plus alcohol minus lindsay (to avoid lohan-related stories) and you can see for yourself. Often alcohol is not allowed in the house (no guns, either). There's a reason that the probation dept assumed it was a violation - it should have been.

It sounds as though there was a mistake made in going from one judge to another (she's had so many... they must still be drawing straws to see who has to deal with her next). I can't imagine they really intended to let her booze it up in her fancy cage, and testing positive during the day means she is doing a lot of drinking and not even being smart about it by confining it to late night but not too late night in case tested in the morning. I'm sure they also didn't expect her to have an endless stream of visitors and cameras and parties on the roof in full view of the paps. That's what the judge meant about her incredibly poor judgment, a sensible person would just lay low and not attract attention by doing anything like that, it's supposed to be an alternative to jail for which she should be grateful. Instead, she was openly thumbing her nose at the court at every opportunity.

So she got off on a technicality, basically. But at this point, they would love to be able to just deport her, she's been such a time-waster for everybody. I think the judge no longer cares about helping her avoid self-destruction and just wants to get rid of her. Really, I had higher hopes for Lindsay myself earlier, but she seems bound and determined to just keep doing the stupidest things. If they don't test her routinely, she'll just sink back into the drugs and booze. She doesn't have any real self-control about it. And she's obviously not a high-functioning drunk/druggie, so even in Hollywood - this will destroy her chances for any acting career (although from what I've seen lately in skits and that auction commercial, she's lost any talent she had as a kid and may not be able to easily regain it anyway - time to downsize, Lindsay).

1160 days ago
463.

jwoolman    

Red Cloud on p. 33: "Could this be why she tested positive?????? Suppose, just suppose, she's telling the truth? "

Well, back when she was on the SCRAM , she was tossing back 8 or 9 bottles in a day at least while she was getting something lengthy done to her hair, according to a TMZ story at the time. The SCRAM didn't report alcohol use. So the amount of alcohol in it is enough for a buzz if you're lucky to get an "aged" bottle (which can be up to 5% alcohol although the label is based on 0.05% or less, their quality control is obviously iffy and the stuff doesn't stop fermenting in the bottle), but apparently sipping one an hour wasn't enough for the SCRAM.

So the answer to your question is no, she didn't test positive because of that tea, although guzzling it all day long is likely to keep up any alcohol addiction. She had to be drinking real alcohol in significant quantity for it to show up on that test, considering how rapidly alcohol clears from the system. But her probation officer told her long ago to stop drinking the tea while on the SCRAM and being routinely tested, there is a long list of products you can't ingest or use topically while on a SCRAM to avoid any possibility of a false positive. The alcohol in various products can be absorbed through the skin as well. Low-alcohol beer is not on the approved list, and a "tea" that has variable alcohol content due to the fermenting is obviously also not on the list.

There are plenty of healthy beverages that do not carry any risk of alcohol content higher than 0.1%, unless you decide to let a glass of juice stand outside the refrigerator until it spoils... Lindsay chooses to drink this one for a reason, and health isn't really the reason. She's looking for a buzz and a cover for a dirty test. She really does have problems with alcohol and other drugs - she can't seem to stay off the stuff even for a few weeks, just long enough to get out from under the legal swamp she seems trapped in. But that's been her problem for a long time, which is why she's still in the middle of the swamp.

1160 days ago
464.

Rogue Warrior    

If you drink tonight, be SURE to run over lou!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The bounty is 1 billion FUTMZ bucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WORDOID!

1160 days ago
465.

Rogue Warrior    

lou 5 hours ago

FUTMZ and BRW,

I think it's those scales. They're starting to go bad and stink like 9 day old unrefrigerated feesh.
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lou, that makes complete senses, so you need to QUIT STEPPING ON THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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