Lindsay Lohan scrambled back to Los Angeles Wednesday to appear before Judge Stephanie Sautner for a pretrial hearing in her probation revocation case. Lindsay initially wasn’t going to show claiming illness, but the threat of a bench warrant scared her enough to send her westward from New York. “Lindsay Lohan is a great beauty with tremendous talent and I believe that all she really needs in life is a little bit of luck”, said her new attorney Mark Heller according to CNN yesterday. Meanwhile reports are circulating that Lindsay is so broke that she can no longer afford to keep a roof over her head, so she’s moving in with her mom.
Radar Online reports that Lindsay Lohan has been forced to move into mom Dina’s home in Long Island, New York, as she is “flat-out broke” and unable to afford to rent an apartment on her own in Los Angeles.
“Lindsay is being forced to live at home with Dina because she can’t afford any other options at the moment,” a source said. “There’s simply no way she would pass a credit check right now, and even if she could she wouldn’t be able to muster up a security deposit, let alone meet the rent every month”, the source continued.
Lohan has been saying she’s sick of California and that’s why she wants to move back east, but insiders say that’s not true. Lindsay would love to stay in L.A. but can’t get any friends or associates to co-sign a lease for her because she’s burned so many of them in the past.
As for Lindsay’s latest legal woes, her new lawyer Mark Heller admits she could use a good dose of luck. He was even spotted with a rabbit’s foot dangling from his briefcase after Wednesday’s court hearing. “That's for good luck”, Heller said.
But after six drama-filled years in the Los Angeles criminal court system, which began with two drunk driving convictions in 2007, Lindsay Lohan may have exhausted her supply of good luck. Not that she views it that way since she frequently complains that she’s being vilified and that the cops are out to get her.
The 26 year-old “Mean Girls” star has appeared in court at least 20 times before four Los Angeles judges who found her in violation of probation five times and sentenced her to a total of six months in jail.
Lindsay goes to trial March 18 on charges that include lying to a police officer, reckless driving and probation violation for her shoplifting conviction. Since Judge Sautner retires next month, a yet to be determined new judge will preside over her trial.
Two prosecutors, one from Santa Monica where the car crash happened last June, and another from the L.A. city attorney's office overseeing the shoplifting probation, are pursuing Ms. Lohan in court.
The two prosecutors haven’t spoken publicly about their intentions in the case, but several media reports seem to indicate they want Lohan to spend at least six months in confinement.
On a related note, reports were rampant this week that Lindsay was shunned by at least two hotels when she flew out to the coast for her hearing. Eventually she and her mom were given refuge by the famous Beverly Hills Hotel. Hopefully they got their money up front.
If Lindsay Lohan does end up behind bars again next month, at least she won’t have to worry about where she lays her head at night for awhile.