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Expletive written on Lindsay Lohan's fingernail raises new questions

July 7, 2010 |  8:12 am

Lanow.lohan While a weeping Lindsay Lohan told a judge in Beverly Hills on Tuesday that she respected the court process, the actress was sending a different kind of message with her fingernail.

An expletive comment written neatly on one of Lohan's middle fingernails was captured by a courtroom photographer. It's unclear whether Judge Marsha N. Revel saw the expletive during the hearing, which ended with her sentencing Lohan to 90 days in jail for probation violations.

Revel said Lohan had repeatedly lied to the court -- and violated the terms of her probation.

Lohan addressed Revel, insisting she was taking the hearing seriously.

"I am not taking this as a joke, it's my life and career. I don't want to you to think I don't respect you and your terms," Lohan told the court.

The nail was visible as she wiped tears from her eyes.

Lohan must surrender July 20. The words were written over Lohan's multicolored nail polish. Lohan's probation stems from a conviction for driving under the influence following two DUIs in 2007 during which she also tested positive for cocaine.

--Richard Winton

Photo: Pool photo by David McNew