Friday 20 October 2017

Lindsay Lohan begins prison term

Lindsay Lohan appears in court
Lindsay Lohan appears in court

Lindsay Lohan has begun a 90-day prison sentence that she will probably serve in isolation.

Wearing dark denim jeans, a grey top, black corset belt and black jacket, the 24-year-old actress had arrived at a Beverly Hills court about 10 minutes late.

After a short hearing, she was handcuffed behind her back to serve her time for a probation violation.

Li-Lo was accompanied to court by her mother Dina and younger sister Ali, who wiped away tears after her sister was taken away. Her estranged father Michael Lohan yelled "we love you, Lindsay!" as his daughter was led away. She was then taken across town to the Century Regional Detention Facility in the industrial suburb of Lynwood.

While Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Marsha Revel did not address Lohan's lateness directly, she did order her to report to probation officials within a day of her release from jail. The judge has ordered officials not to allow her to serve any of her sentence on house arrest or work release.

Two weeks ago, the judge determined that the Mean Girls star violated her probation by missing seven alcohol education classes since December. She had been on probation since August 2007 after pleading guilty to drug charges and no contest to three driving charges.

Sheriff's officials said the actress would only spend about two weeks of a 90-day sentence in jail. She has also been ordered to spend three months at an inpatient rehab, a sentence which won't be trimmed like her jail stint.

The result is that the star will be unavailable until late this year to start filming her portrayal of porn star Linda Lovelace. She will be equally unavailable to promote her role in Robert Rodriguez's Machete.

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