Lindsay Lohan's New Lawyer: "She Is Suffering From a Disease"
"I have agreed to represent Ms. Lohan on the condition that she complies with all of the terms of her probation, including a requirement of jail time that was imposed by Judge Marsha Revel," Robert Shapiro said in a statement to E! News.
"Ms. Lohan is suffering from a disease that I am all too familiar with. 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 filed the paperwork to replace former Lohan lawyer Shawn Chapman Holley today in Los Angeles Superior Court.
The O.J. Dream Teamer lost son Brent to an overdose and has dedicated himself to helping substance abusers. Earlier this week, Lohan checked into the Shapiro-run sober house, Pickford Lofts.
She is due to surrender next Tuesday to begin a 90-day jail term followed by 90 days of rehab.
Lohan, meanwhile, has kept mum on her current situation. The only missives from her have come in the form of a couple fashion-related tweets and a statement she released via the Norton antivirus folks reminding inquiring minds to stay away from shady-looking links.
"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," she 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!"
Acccording to Norton, you should watch out when you type in the search terms, "Lindsay Lohan jail," "Lilo in prison" or "Lohan sentence," because some spyware-planting, ID-stealing, spamming virus-monger could be waiting on the other side.
(Originally published July 16, 2010, at 2:57 p.m. PT)
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