Lindsay Lohan warned to speed up community service or face having probation revoked
Actress Lindsay Lohan has completed just 33 community service hours of the 480 she must finish for her conviction on a necklace theft, and a judge warned her Thursday she must do it in a year, regardless of any movies she is committed to making.
L.A. Superior Court Judge Stephanie Sautner examined the actress' progress in her May sentence for misdemeanor shoplifting and questioned the pace of her community service.
Sautner noted Lohan had completed just four days of 45 she must serve at a skid row women's center and 15 at the county coroner's office.
Sautner also warned Lohan she had 21 days to get individual counseling or Sautner would schedule a hearing to revoke her probation.
"I'm not going to give her five minutes extra. I don't want to hear 'Oh I couldn't do it because I was on the set of the John Gotti movie,' " Sautner warned Lohan. Lohan was also warned by the judge to return probation officers' calls.
Lohan's attorney Shawn Holley said the actress understands the one-year deadline and will get a counselor within 21 days.
The judge said she understood that Lohan would not want to participate in group counseling for fear others would sell information but she must do individual counseling.
-- Richard Winton at the Airport courthouse
Photo: Lindsay Lohan leaves L.A. County Superior Court after her hearing Thursday morning. Credit: Arkasha Stevenson / Los Angeles Times