Lindsay Lohan Is Reportedly Using Stage Performances as Community Service Credit
UPDATE: A judge has issued Lohan another 125 hours of community service after throwing out more than half of the time the actress has completed per her probation.
Lindsay Lohan is allegedly attempting to use her stage time in London as credit for her mandatory community service hours.
Lohan starred in David Mamet’s West End production of Speed the Plow, and was putting in her 240 hours of community service at the London charity CSV (Community Service Volunteers). She was court-ordered 240 hours of service for reckless driving back in 2012, when her Porsche collided with a truck in Santa Monica, Ca, and she lied about who was driving.
However, prosecutor Terry White went through CSV’s records and will argue to the judge that Lohan has violated her probation, citing irregularities in her 240 hours of credit.
According to TMZ, after double checking CSV’s records, White has uncovered that “on one day Lindsay got 6 hours credit, but he says 2 of the hours were for her matinee performance and another 2 were for her evening performance. The remaining 2 were for a meet-and-greet afterwards.”
Additionally, on another day, Lohan supposedly put in time at CSV from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. However, White checked in with the producers of the play and found that on that day, it started at 3 p.m. Lohan had to be at the theater 35 minutes before, and lived 6 miles away.
Lastly, Lohan held a fundraiser for CSV and received credit for it. But White will argue that “community service is supposed to be for the community and not the organization.”
One week ago, TMZ reported that Lohan had allegedly lobbied for Esurance to donate $10,000 to CSV. Lohan, who starred in Esurance’s Super Bowl ad, apparently asked the company to donate money because she supports the organization’s efforts for impoverished children.
However, the timing of the donation is questionable for White. TMZ writes that he is “concerned about the story we broke…saying it creates a conflict for CSV which is supposed to scrutinize Lindsay and not become beholden to her.”
Lohan’s lawyer Shawn Holley commented, “TMZ has stooped to a new low. To take Lindsay’s positive efforts in supporting CSV and turn them into something negative simply to sell a story is offensive.
“Lindsay has been involved in helping to raise funds for this wonderful organization since she started her community service there and she has continued her work as a volunteer, even though her community service was completed weeks ago.”
Lohan has been on probation since 2007, when she was arrested twice for driving while under the influence, then stealing a necklace 5 days after she was released from rehab in 2011.