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Lindsay Lohan

Judge Tells Shawn

'You Saved Her!'

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

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

I use beer.

443 days ago


I give it two weeks and Shawn will be before the judge again begging for an arrest warrant to not be issued for Lindsay because she has flown the coop.

443 days ago


I am shocked. Every single time you think she is finally getting what she deserves. People like Dabney and Holley step in to protect her. If this were ANYONE else they would have been jailed loooooooong ago. If judges do not do their jobs they should be removed from the bench. That includes Dabney. Justice is not being done nor even appears to be done. It seems to be one big joke being played on the taxpayers. Why does Lindsay not have to pay for the courts time as well as her lawyers time. Not that Holley seems to give a damn anyway. Lindsay chewed her up, spit her out, over and over and she STILL comes back for more. She plays the court like a piano. Totally lost respect for all, the judge, the lawyers and Lindsay.

443 days ago

The Man They Call Louis    

Shes TOO lucky...

443 days ago


Lindsay is reported to already be bitching about the BFC and wants to spend her rehab time either in Hawaii, Antigua or Florida...because she's entitled which means she'll probably get what she wants.

443 days ago


I would have had more respect for Shawn if she refused to have anything more to do with Lindsay. I'm pretty tired of everyone giving this grown woman chance after chance. She has no consequences in her life and I'm pretty bored with the whole story.

443 days ago


How is this girl not in jail? I seriously don't understand. She makes our system look like a JOKE. "Oh, I'm court ordered to go to THIS rehab? Mmmm nah I think I'll go to this one instead. Without running it by anyone." And she gets away with it! Are you kidding? Anyone else would have been in jail a long time ago.

443 days ago

Suzy Q     

I hate to be the Debbie Downer of Divas, but if SH wasn't officially her attorney until this morning, she had no legal standing in which to negotiate a deal with a rehab prior to that, and I have no idea why gettting Lindsay into a rehab that can't provide a 90-day program as required is considered some sort of professional coup for an attorney who wasn't the attorney of record.

Easy enough to find out. Someone needs to check the court records and see if SH is the attorney of record at all, and, if so, when that happened.

I'm getting a vision...........

Lindsay is getting 24/7 attention and wants more.......

She'll leave this program a hypocondriac with imaginary physical diseases and a real staff infection that complicates her STD treatments in the future.

This "hospital section" stay MAY just ruin the debris of her Turbanator "career"

443 days ago


I don't understand the hype about her not being allowed to smoke in rehab. She's in rehab for addictions. Heeeeellooo, smoking is an addiction. With the drinking and drugs everyone seems to forget that. A person who has the addictive gene needs to be treated for ALL addictions.

443 days ago

Suzy Q     

Lindsay RUN!!! Get outta there!!!

443 days ago


She should be in JAIL!
The reason Lohan refused to go to Morningside was because they had promised to PAY HER $30K in order to seek treatment there but hadn’t come up with the cash money yet. That's why she never went in & left.
She went back to Betty Ford because they allowed her to stay for FREE! How ridiculous is that?
So, in other words, she was playing rehab roulette to make a payday! OUTRAGEOUS! The judge should have thrown her in jail over Heller's bad plea deal.
No matter. She'll NEVER make it the 90 days w/o trying to sneak out.

443 days ago


Blah blah blah.......same story same result...

443 days ago


What the f*ck ever. The whole system is so f*cked up enabling this chick. She has been picking a choosing where the f*ck she wants to stay, switching off lawyers, lying, stealing, mocking the justice system and she still hasn't been punished much for it. I mean what the f*ck?? She is barely even famous anymore? Only the media covers this ridiculous sh*t. No movies, no magazines, nothing to be proud of. This is the stupidest sh*t ever and this rehab facility that she was at before, will not work. She was there before she didn't give a f*ck and she wont while she's there now, till she gets the f*ck out and does all the bullsh*t all over again. You can't help someone who doesn't want to change. She has had enough chances. If she dies or kills someone else, I not only blame her, her sh*t enabling "parents", but also the justice system it's self. For letting this has-been, trouble making, lying junkie, mock the system, and do whatever the f*ck she wants and get special treatment, that none of us could ever dream about.

443 days ago


Strap her ass to the bed, put a feeding tube in her, add a straight jacket.. only let her up to piss and sh! t. Problem solved, no sneaking out and no fights

443 days ago


All this means is *certain* lawyers get special favors, and it stinks. Thanks for confirming it, judge.

443 days ago
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