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Oh, Lindsay Lohan, you were so close! All you had to do was complete your community service, stay out of trouble and act like you were actually remorseful, and no one would have threatened to put you in jail again. But now, once again, the actress has violated the terms of her probation -- and might be headed for a third jail sentence.
As you may recall, the 25-year-old actress worked out a plea deal earlier this year, after being accused of violating her probation by allegedly shoplifting a necklace. Lohan bargained her way out of jail by agreeing to house arrest, 480 hours of community service at the Downtown Women's Center and the Los Angeles morgue, and mandatory counseling. In August, Judge Stephanie Sautner reprimanded Lindsay for having done too few community service hours and zero counseling sessions. Judge Sautner threatened to send Lohan back to jail if she didn't start taking her probation requirements seriously.
And guess what? Last week, TMZ reported that Lindsay Lohan had been kicked out of her community service program at the Downtown Women's Center, after violating one too many rules. (Apparently she blew off nine scheduled visits and often refused to serve her full shift.) The Probation Department has re-assigned Lohan to a new community service program at the Red Cross, and she's showed up at least once -- but is it too little, too late?
A court hearing on Wednesday morning will determine whether Lohan gets one last chance. Judge Sautner reportedly wants to know what the actress found so difficult about showing up to her scheduled hours at the Women's Center, and serving the full four hours required of her at each visit. Furthermore, Lohan reportedly didn't meet with a therapist weekly for one hour as ordered, instead claiming that she did her sessions by phone. And then there's the question of whether her recent travels -- to both Fashion Weeks, and to Europe for a modeling shoot -- were cleared by the probation board.
Though it sounds bad for LiLo, the Mean Girls star (as usual) denies doing anything wrong. On Friday, Lohan defended herself on Twitter against reports that she is slacking off on her legal obligations.
"I am not to be made an example of anymore," she tweeted. "I am working hard and fulfilling my obligations every single day, to the court as well as myself. If I travel, its for work and its been approved. As is anything I do when I leave the state. I'd appreciate it if people will just let me do what is asked of me, so that I can get my life back. Please ignore the reports which have no truth to them. Thank you."
Among Lindsay's defenders, as always, is her mother Dina Lohan. She tells the press that Lindsay is "working really hard" on her community service, and is "doing everything they gave her, like a gazillion hours."
"I just think actions will speak first and we'll see," her mother adds.
We're sure the judge will agree on that much! Lohan's probation hearing will be streamed live on TMZ at 10:00 a.m. PST Wednesday.