Even as the fallout continues for Lindsay Lohan from her necklace-theft case — she hit a speed bump during a court appearance today in connection with the case — another potentially nasty court case appears to be in the works for the actress.
TMZ.com reports that Lohan is anticipating a lawsuit against her in connection with what was reported as a scuffle at the Betty Ford Clinic last December involving her and clinic staffer Dawn Holland.
Holland was expected to file the suit against Lohan today, seeking a financial reward for the alleged altercation between the two women. The TMZ report says Lohan is ready to fight Holland in court, maintaining that she did not lay a hand on Holland and insisting that Holland won’t get any money out of her.
Lohan has said from the outset that Holland is bending the facts in an attempt to get a windfall. Lohan reportedly believes the filing of the suit will support her claim that Holland is in it for the money.
Meanwhile, today’s court appearance by Lohan in the necklace case saw her reprimanded by the judge, ordered to get on with her community service and reminded that she’s supposed to get therapy, the New York Daily News reported.
According to the story: “A frustrated judge read the riot act to [Lohan] Thursday, telling the troubled starlet to pick up the pace to complete her court-ordered community service — regardless of other commitments.”
Said Judge Stephanie Sautner: "She’s not going to get five minutes more than her one year to do it. I’m not going to take into consideration a ‘sorry, I couldn’t do it, I was on the John Gotti movie.’"
The story adds: “Lohan’s lawyer, Shawn Holley, said her client already has completed one of four anti-shoplifting classes she’s required to take and shaved four days off a 60-day sentence of community service. Sautner said she better start averaging five days a month.”
Lohan has admitted missing a court deadline to get psychological counseling, and claimed financial hardship as her workload has been diminished with all her legal problems.
According to the story: “The city attorney asked for a financial review, but the frustrated judge said she wouldn’t make ‘generalizations’ about Lohan’s income and gave her three more weeks.”