By Jeff Labrecque
Updated July 07, 2010 at 11:40 PM EDT

Lindsay Lohan pleaded with a fed-up judge in Los Angeles after she sentenced the 24-year-old actress to 90 days in jail for violation of probation and other offenses. But her fingers told a different story. An AP photographer captured Lohan as she broke in to tears, revealing that her middle-fingernail was decorated with the message, “f— u.” Lohan’s attorney has not yet responded to a request for comment.

UPDATE: Lohan posted on her Twitter account today that the profane manicure was “a joke” that “had noting to do w/court,” explaining further that “it’s an airbrush design from a stencil.”