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Lindsay Lohan

Judge Tells Shawn

'You Saved Her!'

5/6/2013 10:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Lindsay Lohan was saved from almost certain arrest by the lawyer she once stiffed and fired ... this according to the judge.

TMZ has learned ... Shawn Holley snuck into court this morning, along with prosecutors, where the judge formally 86'd attorney Mark Heller from the case and announced Holley would be Lindsay's new lawyer.

Judge Jim Dabney told Shawn, "You snatched her from the precipice."   Translation:  The judge was about to issue an arrest warrant because Lindsay was a rehab no-show but Shawn stepped in and saved the day.

Holley told the judge Lindsay was safely ensconced at Betty Ford.  Prosecutors voiced concern that the rehab joint only offers 30-day programs, which would mean Lindsay would repeat the same program 3 times to fulfill her 90-day sentence.  But Holley said there were longer programs that would not be repetitive.

The judge seemed fine with Betty Ford and said there's no need for another hearing unless prosecutors have a problem with the facility.   Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... prosecutors are currently investigating Betty Ford to determine if the facility is suitable.

A big issue is whether Lindsay will be able to leave and/or sneak out of the facility. You'll recall during her 2010 stay at Betty Ford she left the facility several times.  That's because she was staying in the residential part of the facility.  Sources tell us Lindsay will stay in the hospital section for her entire stay so leaving won't be an option -- at least that's the plan.

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46.

Bear King of the Dead Thread Heads (and he means it)    

I hate this stupid little moron....I sooo hate her.

479 days ago
47.

CWHumphrey    

...and Lindsay get another pass.

479 days ago
48.

bbb1bbb2    

Miss. L. Lohan Owes Mrs. S. Holley Her Life . I Think Miss. L. Lohan Is Making A Mockery Of Our Court System And I just Wish LA. Judge's Just Throw Miss Lindsay Lohan In Prison 4 Good 2 Save Her Life B-4 We Read Or Hear That Miss Lindsay Lohan Has Died @ A Young Age But As We All Know She Rather Died Then B Saved .

479 days ago
49.

swack    

Thought once she was in rehab, nothing about that rehab was to "leak" to the media. And if Holley "snuck" in, how did TMZ learn about it?

479 days ago
50.

RamHead    

"Judge Jim Dabney told Shawn, "You snatched her from the precipice." Translation: The judge was about to issue an arrest warrant because Lindsay was a rehab no-show but Shawn stepped in and saved the day."
Dabney never planned to issue an arrest warrant! He could have issued one as soon as Lindsay didn't enter Morningside. Instead he or the prosecutor(s) decided to give her several hours to enter a rehab facility.
Harvey said Dabney is a tough judge. Don't make me laugh! He's like a jellyfish.

479 days ago
51.

Bear King of the Dead Thread Heads (and he means it)    

I'd love to clothesline her.

479 days ago
52.

steve767    

How many chances does one person get' or deserve? She is in dire need of a serious wake-up call before her family is grieving her demise.

479 days ago
53.

yo    

I'm safely ensconced in the bosom of these comments.

479 days ago
54.

swaogasgo    

pehaps they can give her disneyland 'the happiest place on earth' for rehab then she would be happy in rehab...poor lindsay everyone is picking on her......
the media, the police, the judge, the prosecutors, the people she stole from, the people she hit, her drug dealers, if everyone would just leave her alone so she can go on about her privledged life of lying cheating and stealing, everything would be OK

479 days ago
55.

Bear King of the Dead Thread Heads (and he means it)    

she'll be dead before you know it.

479 days ago
56.

truthteller    

We had the same fustrations with Amy Winehouse excuses .All we ever heard was shes a genius .Just look what happened to her .In the end if she had been MADE to go in to rehab she would still b here now

479 days ago
57.

Bear King of the Dead Thread Heads (and he means it)    

She'll be dead before you can say,"s***bucketLindsayLohanwithherheadinherass."

479 days ago
58.

seamus     

Lindsay does not like Betty Ford-yet she had 45 days to submit a rehab that she desired to the court for approval. Wasn't that one of the reasons for giving her time-get her affairs in order and find a rehab acceptable to the court. But no Lindsay waits until everything is a last minute cluster****. I am beginning to see why people don't like her.

479 days ago
59.

LA Native    

my take on this? It said "Sources tell us Lindsay will stay in the hospital section for her entire stay so leaving won't be an option"
If she is stuck in the hospital portion the entire time, oh yeah she's unhappy there. Thats a drastically different scenario than being in the gen pop of a rehab. She has got to be hating that and in some ways it can be worse than jail for someone like her. All alone, cant leave and still forced to work the program of the facility. As spartan as some rehabs are and I'm guessing BFC is nice but not exactly luxury in her eyes, the hospital wards are just that. Plain hospital rooms with little luxury. I myself have been to such a rehab for 38 days and the hospital ward patients were not given the same allowances the rest of us were, no outings whatsoever and under complete control, plus they still had to go to groups and such.
I think this type of scenario is what they are trying out and the ROL story is correct, she wants OUT. But I dont think that will happen, I agree with others that she will most likely stay at BFC but under radically different cir***stances than her last fiasco stint there.

479 days ago
60.

denys    

Dabney would have dine squat. He is as ineffective, cowardly and star struck as every other judge.

479 days ago
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