Judge Marsha Revel today sentenced troubled actress Lindsay Lohan to 90 days in jail for violating the terms of her probation. Prosecutor Danette Meyers called witnesses from the Right On Drug & Alcohol Rehab to show that Lohan was not in compliance when she failed to attend 9 alcohol education classes in direct violation of Judge Revel's orders.
Meyers was ruthless when grilling Rehab co-owner Cheryl Marshall, who confirmed that she did not report any of Lohan's absences to the court. Meyers testified that she did not believe it was her responsibility to report Lohan's absences. Meyers said she worried that she would be held liable for violating Lohan's rights.
Lohan was also ordered to wear a SCRAM alcohol monitoring ankle bracelet. The monitoring agency reported a violation to the court during the MTV awards last month. A subsequent blood test was negative for alcohol.
Lohan was ordered to enroll in alcohol education classes in 2007 after being charged with a DUI. The judge pointed out that it took Lohan 3 years to complete a 1½-year program. Lohan's attorney, Shawn Chapman Holley, argued that while Lohan was not in compliance by missing 9 education classes, she would have completed the program on time this month.
A tearful Lohan addressed the judge, saying she didn't realize she was out of compliance and she did everything she was supposed to do. "I'm not taking this as a joke. It's my life and my career. I thought it was OK that I missed those classes."
The judge was not moved by her tears.