Shawn Holley to the rescue. Despite being fired by Lindsay Lohan on Monday, ostensibly over money (she is owed $300,000 by the troubled actress, and has not been paid for over six months), she showed up in court to represent Lohan.
The Jan. 15 hearing had been scheduled for some time, and Holley had reportedly been negotiating a deal that might mean no jail time for Lohan, in exchange for "lockdown rehab." When she was asked by the judge if she was still representing Lohan, Holley Shawn replied, "At this point, yes."
Considering that just about everyone knew about Holley's firing -- and the hiring of another lawyer in New York, Mark Heller -- the judge was understandably confused. Holley said, "The representation issue will be nailed down."
It's a good thing Holley showed up on Tuesday, because if she had not -- and Heller did not -- a bench warrant could have been issued for Lohan's arrest. Lohan did not appear on Tuesday.
The case is just one in a laundry list of legal issues for Lohan. She has been in and out of court 20 times and in and out of rehab facilities five times since 2007. The case addressed today is over her Pacific Coast Highway crash from last year, when she allegedly lied to police. Those charges also triggered a probation violation in her jewelry theft case.
She still faces the possibility of charges in New York. In November, she was charged with misdemeanor assault after allegedly punching a woman at a Manhattan nightclub. Heller is representing her in that case, but that makes sense due to the location.
However, earlier this month, prosecutors in New York said they weren’t ready to bring charges against Lohan in connection with the incident, which is still under investigation.
A pretrial date for her probation violation / lying to the police case has been scheduled for Jan. 30th. Lohan has been ordered to appear.