Lindsay Lohan was led from court handcuffed and in tears after a US judge revoked her probation.
Fed up with what she described as “violation after violation,” Superior Court official, Stephanie Sautner, got tough with the actress after she was kicked off her latest community service assignment.
Lindsay looked pale and anxious during the dramatic hearing which saw her lawyers grappling to protect her from the Judge’s wrath.
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“We”re dealing with someone on probation. Most people on probation don”t always do things perfectly,” her lawyer Shawn Holley pleaded.
But the court was unimpressed and feelings were left brutally clear when the judge said: “If jail meant something in the state of California now, maybe I”d put her in jail.”
Despite the threat, she set a November 2 hearing to decide whether the Mean Girls star should serve another stint behind bars. Bail was set at $100,000 US dollars (£63,000).
Lindsay”s spokesman Steve Honig said it was immediately posted and the actress was later released from Airport Courthouse.
“Lindsay is hoping this matter will be resolved on November 2 and the court will reinstate probation and allow her to continue fulfilling her community service,” Mr Honig said.
The development marked the latest legal problem for 25-year-old Lindsay, who was given probation for a 2007 drink driving case and a misdemeanor theft case this year.
She has been behind bars four times before, only to be released early due to jail overcrowding.