Its hard to find good help these days — especially if you’re Lindsay Lohan. RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned that the controversial actress’ long-suffering assistant Matt Harrell has quit because the troubled starlet couldn’t afford to pay him after production on her self titled reality show, for Oprah Winfrey OWN network wrapped.
“Matt had moved from Los Angeles to New York City to work for Lindsay…..” a source tells Radar exclusively. “He is extremely professional and very good at his job. Previously Matt had worked for Prince and to say working for Lindsay was difficult and chaotic would be an understatement.”
But once production on her reality show concluded, LiLo told Harrell she couldn’t keep him on.
“Matt still agreed to accompany Lindsay to do press for the show,” the source says. “He even went with her for her appearance on Ellen. He is hoping to get another job with another celebrity by helping Lindsay out.”
Viewers of the OWN show recently saw Lindsay and Harrell getting increasingly upset about how he couldn’t get her to talk to him about his duties.
In one of his most frustrating moments, Matt went to mom Dina Lohan‘s house to pick up some of the star’s possessions, but she wouldn’t talk to him about her moving plans.
While Lohan was pawing through her clothes in the apartment, Matt wanted to talk to her, but she again ignored him.
“It p*sses me off,” Matt said, as he planned a showdown with Lohan.
Our source goes on to say, “Lindsay would love to have Matt back as her assistant, but she just cant’ afford him. He did a really good job for her.”