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Lindsay Lohan

I Didn't Want to Fire Shawn

BUT ...

1/14/2013 3:26 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Lindsay Lohan
is telling friends ... she never authorized her New York lawyer to fire Shawn Holley and never instructed him to send her a letter of termination ... but there's one BIG problem with her story.

Sources connected with attorney Mark Heller tell TMZ ... Lindsay SIGNED the letter he sent to Holley earlier today, giving her the boot.

TMZ broke the story ... Holley was 86'd just before a scheduled meeting with the judge and prosecutor in Lindsay's lying-to-cops case, trying to plea bargain it away.

Lindsay is now telling friends ... she desperately wants Shawn back on board. She's saying she thinks of Shawn as a second mother -- interesting, considering she barely has a first. 

Lindsay says she knows Shawn is an ace in court and she would never drop her the day before she's scheduled to go to court. As you know, the judge set a hearing tomorrow to decide if Lindsay violated her probation in the jewelry heist case by allegedly lying to cops in the car accident case. Again ... Lindsay signed that letter.

Lindsay says she's instructed Heller to send Shawn another letter cancelling the first.

As for whether Shawn will take her back ...

Stay tuned ...

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241.

amy    

I never heard of Lindsay lohan .

645 days ago
242.

OnTheNine    

How can one even hope to grow up normal with parents like hers? I feel so bad for this girl. She has no hope.

645 days ago
243.

Chuck D of Valpo    

I wonder what LieLo's spiritual adviser is telling her to do now ?

645 days ago
244.

sojelis    

Lindsay ought to ask Jon Gosselin how well Heller worked for him. Of course, with Jon's popularity through the roof and his schedule so tightly packed with publicity appearances - you know, Letterman, Leno, etc - it's doubtful he'd be able to find time for Lindsay.

645 days ago
245.

Peace82    

Don't it Shawn!!! Runnnnnnn!!!!!!

645 days ago
246.

Stephen    

Stop being so naive. This isn't about money. If Holley were making a power play for the backdated legal fees, this would have been over long ago, considering Lohan hasn't had that kind of disposable income in some years.

This is a simple legal tactic. Fire the attorney near the court date if you're not ready to go to court, or if you know you are about to lose and go to jail. If you can't win, stall until you can.

Simply put, this firing, more than likely, was orchestrated by Holley. This isn't the first time these two have pulled this "I quit, no, I change my mind" routine at the last minute.

645 days ago
247.

Reg    

Ok so it is 3.30 pm Tuesday afternoon here in Oz.
What time is the supposed Shyte going to hit the fan????

645 days ago
248.

Scary    

Didn't Lindsay already fire her once before? I'm surprised anyone is willing to work with her.

645 days ago
249.

Leighton    

Considering the detrimentally chaotic life Lindsay was raised in, it's no surprise of how she makes irrational decisions. Her father was physically abusive, which Lindsay states she witnessed the abuse during her childhood, he's an also an ex-con who regularly manipulates his relationship with Lindsay--like knowingly taping what should have been private conversations and releasing them to tabloids for money, and doing countless interviews about her mental and substance abuse struggles. And has a mother who also appears to have substance abuse problems and acts more as a party-friend instead of a proper parent. It's no wonder Lindsay is how she is. She didn't stand a chance. I don't think she deserves a lot of the negativity she receives--despite her slew of poor actions and choices--considering they're likely heavily fueled by her tragic upbringing. Whereas someone like Kim Kardashian rightfully earned the shyt she receives.

645 days ago
250.

Tax    

I am sure she would take her back for the $$$$ and the publicity , that what lawyers do.

645 days ago
251.

Kelly    

So Lindsay pulls this Heller cat, shady past and all, out of her hat to represent her in NY. She now says he had her unknowingly sign a letter to fire Holley who represents her in Ca. Question is why didn't Holley rep her in NY case? My understanding is it's a matter of court approval which I'm sure they would with Holley. Is this headed toward Lindz trying to have everything start over in both NY and Ca? She hired Heller knowing he had been suspended for unethical practices and it sounds she's now accusing him of such to me. Could she say she had bad legal representation??

645 days ago
252.

HannahF    

Shawn quit in 2010 because LL apparently had been attorney shopping. Robert Shapiro rep'd her for a few days although no attorney sub was ever filed. Her sentence before, during and after these escapades was the same. It also was not 11th hour.

Considering this is Lindsay anything's possible, I'd say we won't know until morning.

645 days ago
253.

jc    

Can't wait the next story from Lohan Inc....."Lindsay will not be able to attend her hearing today, she heard there was earthquakes in Cali and fearing for her life she decided for her safety she needs to stay in NY"
LMAO!

645 days ago
254.

LK    

LINDSAY IS HER WORST ENEMY !!!! SAD

645 days ago
255.

Lola    

She can't pretend she didn't know what she was signing. The court won't fall for that. If you signed it, and you are mentally competent, it is a given that you read it. If you didn't understand it, don't sign it, or ask for help first. She'd have to prove she was coerced, and good luck with that. That Shawn should get away from her as fast as she can, and sue her for amount owed. This is the second time Lindsay's insulted Holley by trying to hire other attorneys.

645 days ago
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