Lindsay Lohan’s new lawyer is Robert Shapiro, best known for his work on the O.J. Simpson’s murder trial in 1994.
“I have agreed to represent Ms. Lohan on the condition that she complies with all the terms of her probation, including a requirement of jail time that was imposed by Judge Marsha Revel,” Shapiro said. “Ms. Lohan is suffering from a disease that I am all too familiar with.”
“Ms. Lohan is suffering from a disease that I am all too familiar with,” Shapiro added, referring to his son Brent who died at 24 after mixing Ecstasy with alcohol.
“Hopefully, I can be of assistance to Ms. Lohan and Judge Revel in implementing a treatment approach recommended by medical professionals for Ms. Lohan’s long term recovery and sobriety,” Shapiro said.
Lindsay Lohan’s original lawyer, Shawn Chapman Holley, resigned shortly after Lohan was sentenced to jail time. Attorney Stuart V. Goldberg declined to take over Lohan’s case saying, “She doesn’t seem to have the awareness of what’s going to befall her.”
Lindsay Lohan is to begin serving her 90 days in jail on Tuesday, July 20, 2010. A 90-day inpatient drug rehabilitation program is to follow her jail time.
Lohan released a statement via Norton antivirus saying everyone should be careful about clicking on “shady” links about her.
“I know I am very newsworthy, especially with everything going on and I’d hate to see my current situation cause frustration or damage to my fans,” Lohan said Thursday. “If my friends and fans want to know what’s going on with me, they need to stick to reliable news media outlets and not click on just any link in a search result. Better yet, please follow my Twitter feed and get the news straight from me!”
According to Norton antivirus, sites that come up for keywords such “Lindsay Lohan jail,” “Lilo in prison” or “Lohan sentence,” could likely to result in ID-stealing, spyware or virus planting, more so than other non-Lindsay Lohan related keywords.