Lindsay Lohan to work as janitor for community service hours
Lindsay Lohan’s next role will involve a broom and mop. And no, she will not be playing Cinderella.
The "Mean Girls" actress will soon be starring as a janitor at the Los Angeles County coroner's office thanks to a judge's decision last week to sentence her to 120 hours at the county morgue as part of a probation violation sentence for an alleged jewelry theft.
Judge Stephanie Sautner on Friday sentenced Lohan to 120 days in jail and 480 hours of community service, including 360 hours at the downtown Women’s Center on skid row and 120 hours at the Mission Road coroner’s office. The judge ruled that Lohan violated the terms of her 2007 probation for drunk driving by wearing a gold chain as she left a Venice jewelry store in January and failing to return it until she learned that detectives were preparing to serve a search warrant.
While Lohan is appealing Sautner's ruling, the judge said she must start the community service hours within a week. The actress has a year to complete the required hours.
“We have community service workers all the time,” said Assistant Chief Ed Winter of the coroner’s office. “They do janitorial tasks. They clean up and sweep up.”
Lohan bailed out of jail Friday within five hours of getting the 120-day jail term.
Sautner also reduced a felony grand theft case related to a Jan. 22 necklace theft to a misdemeanor. Sautner is the third judge to handle Lohan in the last four years.
Another judge agreed last September that Lohan should stay at the Betty Ford Center rehabilitation facility for three months instead of going to jail.
Sautner indicated Lohan disrespected her previous judges, noting the actress "thumbs her nose at the court."
Sautner noted the expletive on Lohan's fingernail last July caught by a courtroom camera.
"She walks into court with 'F U' on her fingernails," the judge said. "I don't know what that means unless it has 'I am' before it."
-- Richard Winton
Photo: Lindsay Lohan on March 31. Credit: Stephen Lovekin / Getty Images