David Tonnessen, PacificCoastNews.com
Attention, mean girls and boys: all your vitriol for Lindsay Lohan just might be doing her a favor.
A lawyer for the embattled actress is asking a Los Angeles judge to postpone her civil trial in a lawsuit over her bizarro 2007 car chase through Malibu that netted her a DUI and misdemeanor drug charges.
Ed McPherson—who's defending Lohan against assault, negligence and emotional distress allegations filed by male passengers in the SUV LiLo was driving while she was chasing another vehicle that night—claims in court papers obtained by E! News that so many people have been bashing Lindsay that fielding an impartial jury would be impossible at the moment.
Wonder if a venti glass of Haterade would set off Lindsay's SCRAM?
Read the court docs: part 1 and part 2.
As McPherson spins it, the latest publicity over Lohan's clubbing, Cannes-ing and now possible probation screwup following an MTV Movie Awards afterparty on Sunday has fueled backlash against the former Disneyfied kid star.
"Every facet of the criminal proceeding and every facet of Ms. Lohan's life...have been reported on TMZ and other media outlets literally on a daily (and sometimes hourly) basis," writes McPherson. "There are current widespread public feelings of intense negativity against Ms. Lohan."
Among the choicier comments cited in the document: "I hate her; she should be killed"; "She's a drunk, a junkie, a no-talent actress who has no respect for the law"; and "This bitch needs to be locked up without her drugs and her roommates."
Adds the attorney: "It is extremely likely that the jury pool available for the trial in the Civil Matter will be tainted with potential jurors who are anxious to punish Ms. Lohan for any favorable treatment they perceive she may have received in the Criminal Matter."
Another reason to push the trial back? McPherson claims that should Lohan be found in violation by her criminal court judge, the 23-year-old Mean Girls star could get six months in the slammer, necessitating a delay anyway.
Lohan, by the way, denied on her Twitter page that she imbibed and promised to prove it.
"This is all because of a FALSE accusation by tabloids& paparazzi & it is f--king digusting-I've been more than I'm compliance & feeling great," she tweeted.
As for all the nasty things said about her...
"it just sucks when nothing positive about how great i'm feeling and happy i am is being reported."
Happy days, indeed.
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Poor, poor Lindsay. Guess she shouldn't have attended the MTV Movie Awards...but E! Online's got it covered faster than you can say "SCRAM."