Lindsay Lohan Slacks Off On Her Community Service Hours, Surprises No One
Lindsay Lohan is falling behind on her court-mandated community service hours. Surprised? Not so much.
Remember when Lindsay Lohan shoplifted that $2,500 necklace? Remember how she got assigned 480 hours of community service as penance for her crime? Well, apparently, Lindsay is slacking off on those community service hours. Surprise!
A source close to the situation told Radar Online, “Lindsay has completed about 60 hours at the Downtown Women’s Center. Lindsay hasn’t done any time at the morgue. Lindsay has completed her shoplifters awareness class, but is falling behind on her other commitments.”
This does not bode well for the troubled starlet. Yes, she served her jail time (though she served it comfortably at home under house arrest); yes, she got her Shoplifters Alternative Course out of the way; but whether or not she’s getting the psychological counseling she was also told she needed to seek remains to be seen, and slacking off on her community service is a big no-no. Instead, she’s been spending the time partying at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week and throwing the occasional glass at people. Because of course that’s EXACTLY what she needs to be doing right now.
Apparently Lindsay’s “team” is trying to wrangle her into completing her hours, but they’re not having too much success. Radar’s source continued, “Lindsay’s team is telling her she needs to log significant time to show the judge that she is working towards completing her hours, but she is ignoring them. Lindsay’s rationale is that she has a year to complete the service, so she isn’t concerned about it right now.”
So basically, Lindsay is treating the whole thing like an irresponsible high school student treats an exam: “Oh, I’ve got AGES to study for it! Why should I bother doing it NOW when I can go party instead?” This, however, soon turns into “OH MY GOD THE TEST IS TOMORROW AND IT’S 2AM AND I HAVEN’T EVEN STARTED STUDYING! AAAAAH!”, so this is what Lindsay has to look forward to in the future.
Furthermore, Lindsay’s publicist, Steve Honig, has said that Lindsay is working hard to “balance the demands of making a living while at the same time fulfilling her court-mandated obligations,” but I’m having trouble seeing how getting kicked out of Fashion Week parties is helping her make a living.
Lindsay, I hate to break it to you, but you have 420 hours of community service to go. That’s 17 and a half full days—and I don’t mean days as in an 8-hour workday. I mean days as in a 24-hour period. If you want to divide it up into 8-hour work days, you’ve got 52 and a half of those to complete. That’s almost two full months, with no days off. At all. You MIGHT want to think about getting on top of the issue—or else. The judge has made it perfectly clear that she will not accept any excuses whatsoever for failing to complete those hours, which will result in a much, MUCH worse punishment.
Lucia Peters is BettyConfidential’s associate editor.