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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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106.

Billy    

One again Lindsay Lohan has snubbed the court system.. As for Shawn Holley, you got played again by LiLo Since she still owes a lot to the state and federal govt. I would count
on the past wages, due to you, will be for current and past work she has done for you. Make her go with you to cash the check!!!! If I was honest, I'd have been a tad late for the late night
hearing...A warrant out for her arrest would straighten her up for a few months. Lindsay makes me feel so happy that I'm gay.

348 days ago
107.

StarryStarryNight    

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2320247/Lindsay-Lohans-pay-cheques-straight-lawyer-Shawn-Holley-shes-begging-leave-Betty-Ford-Center.html

HOshawn is wearing HOhan's leggings.

ROFLMAO!!!!!!!

348 days ago
108.

superchicken    

It's American celebrity culture that is saving her.

347 days ago
109.

ahhenter    

Aww I'd like to see her pull it off and get her life together, BUT, like everyone else, I don't think she will do it!

347 days ago
110.

Johnny Thunder    

Is this bonehead running up our tax dollars for someone to check up on her? Nitwit has been given way to many breaks.

347 days ago
111.

messygirl    

Harvey, you might want to tell your "writers" that there is no such word as "snuck."

347 days ago
112.

PokerStar    

Rancho Mirage hits the 120 digits in the summertime. Have fun Lilo . . . .

347 days ago
113.

Reg    

So she is still in BF I take it? When does she escape to her Tropical Island Paradise? Hasn't one of the *Turbanators* purchased one for her yet? I swear she has got some serious shyte on those swarthy men of hers.!!!!!!!

347 days ago
114.

Fluffy    

There's really not much more to say here until she sneaks out, or gets transferred to Hawaii, where her and Shawn can have a nice Pina Colada (non-alcoholic of course) on the beach while having non-celebrity (i.e. little people) rehab workers fan them with palm fronds.

347 days ago
115.

Lindsay Lohan Fan Forever    

Nooooooooo not lockdown

347 days ago
116.

D    

Oh so now she doesn't belong at Betty Ford? Only rehab in Hawaii or Florida, for pete's sake!!! I hope the court makes her stay in Betty Ford, and in the hospital ward. She doesn't seem to get that this is in lieu of jail. I hate her.

347 days ago
117.

Marilyn    

Seafield in Westhampton Beach would be best so near the Atlantic Ocean with beautiful air and wonderful Hampton's breezes & sun.
She screwed up big time not to be there.

347 days ago
118.

D    

Seamus, did I miss anything over the weekend on here?

347 days ago
119.

seamus     

Lauryn Hill is getting 3 months for not paying her taxes. How much time do you think Squeaky will get? Plus she has to pay what she owes. I don't think the IRS will accept Turbanator type payments.

347 days ago
120.

Scott Levy    

I think those judges who keep letting Lohan get away with everything under the sun just want her to OD or something. There's no other explanation.

347 days ago
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