A life graced by footlights and spotlights, coupled with an unstable familial foundation, is often underscored by the inability to follow socially responsible norms and mores. The troubles of Lindsay Lohan bear no exception. It appears she repeatedly attempts to negate her issues by struggling with sexual orientation, alcohol, and drug abuse. Certainly one might be swayed to sympathize with her plight, and persuade her to manage her troubles by productive and constructive means.
The will of Lady Justice should not be continuously tried and tested, regardless of the excuse for insubordination. Lohan’s missteps continue as follows, just to name a few: failure to appear for her DUI conviction hearing in May allegedly due to a stolen passport; failure to consistently adhere to drug rehabilitation schedules; and, failure to accept culpability for erratic behavior while attributing youth and inexperience as the culprit.
Attorney Robert Shapiro, who made a career of defending the questionable behavior of his star-studded celebrities, provided no explanation as to why he quit his tenure as Lohan’s counsel – the day before she began a 90-day sentence in the L.A. County Jail. She is, however, expected to be released soon due to “supposed” jail overcrowding.
Yesterday, prosecutors confirmed that she is ordered to report to a rehabilitation facility 24 hours after her release. Her new lawyer, Shawn Chapman Holley, objects, claiming “it would only be fair” for the actress to spend some quality time with her family. This proposed leniency all along the system’s chain of command does little to educate Lohan about repercussions stemming from making bad decisions.
Will Lohan’s celebrity again blind the hand which guides Lady Justice’s will, as it has for many a celebrity before her (as alluded to here: Daily Journal)?