Entertainment Weekly

Stay Connected

Subscribe

Advertise With Us

Learn More

Skip to content

Article

Lindsay Lohan's lawyer: 'We believe the penalty is far harsher than what others would have received.'

Posted on

Lindsay Lohan’s lawyer has released a statement regarding the actress’ 90-day prison sentence, which was handed out by an L.A. judge Tuesday. “Ms. Lohan and I are extremely disappointed in the sentence handed down by Judge [Marsha] Revel. We believe that the penalty is far harsher than what others would have received under similar circumstances,” Shawn Chapman Holley said in a statement. “The reality is that Ms. Lohan, like most defendants, had to balance work commitments with court requirements. To be punished so severely for doing so, particularly in light of the fact that she substantially complied with each of her probationary conditions, is harsh and unfair.” Nonetheless, Holly says that her client is gearing up for her prison sentence: “Ms. Lohan is prepared to serve her jail time and to comply with the Court’s orders,” the statement continues.

Lohan’s lawyer also addressed Lohan’s “F— U” stencil on her fingernail: “With respect to Ms. Lohan’s nails, the fact is, the words could barely be seen by the naked eye. That a courtroom camera, purportedly there to accurately chronicle the proceedings, would use a telephoto lens to zoom in on it as it did to Ms. Lohan’s fingernail is a commentary on the entire issue.”

Read more:

Lindsay Lohan sentenced to 90 days in jail

Lindsay Lohan’s sentencing: How the tearful live-feed made me rethink my position on a troubled young actress

Lindsay Lohan’s sentencing: How it might affect her upcoming projects

Lindsay Lohan tweets that ‘f*** u’ manicure ‘had nothing to do w/court’