Lindsay Lohan: I Can’t Afford Therapy!
First Published: July 21, 2011 2:51 PM EDT Credit: Getty Images
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Lindsay Lohan returned to court on Thursday for a progress report on her probation stemming from her drunken driving and misdemeanor theft cases.
Attorney Shawn Chapman Holley gave Judge Stephanie Sautner an update on Lohan’s court-ordered community service hours, shoplifters alternative course and court-ordered psychological counseling. Holley told the court that Lohan had not started counseling yet, due to financial issues. She claimed the actress was attempting to determine if she was eligible for insurance through the Screen Actors Guild and said she could not afford to pay for counseling on her own.
Holley noted that Lohan was not able to attend free or inexpensive group counseling, due to privacy issues.
“I don’t want group counseling for her, I want one-on-one,” Judge Sautner said. “She needs to get into counseling, I’m going to give her 21 days…If she doesn’t have the means, maybe she knows somebody who can help… find someone with a credit card who can help.”
Lohan then told her attorney – who relayed the message to the judge – that she would start therapy within 21 days.
“If I don’t have proof in 21 days, I will revoke probation and set a formal hearing,” the judge warned the actress.
Earlier in court, Judge Sautner urged Lohan to not delay her mandated community service hours at a downtown Los Angeles women’s center and at the Los Angeles County morgue. She warned the actress that her work commitments would not be allowed as an excuse if she does not complete her required 60 days worth of community service within eight months.
” I don’t want to hear, ‘Oh, I couldn’t do it because I was on the set of the John Gotti movie,’” Judge Sautner said. “Trust me, she will be held to that deadline.”
Lohan is due back in court again on October 19 for another progress report. The actress, who sported a black dress and metallic silver vest, was seen smiling at the end of the progress report.
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