Lindsay Lohan's stolen passport may sound like a "the dog ate my homework" excuse for not showing up in court, but her mother tells RadarOnline.com exclusively it was NOT a planned scheme to skip out on her probation hearing on Thursday.
"I'm exhausted. I've been up for the last 24 hours with Lindsay and her attorneys dealing with this, Dina Lohan told RadarOnline.com. "It is true that her passport was stolen. "This was not a planned scheme. We are actively dealing with the French Embassy as we speak but unfortunately they close at a certain hour so we¹re trying to get someone in a higher echelon to help us."
As RadarOnline.com reported, Lindsay's attorney Shawn Chapman Holley confirmed that the actress, 23, feared her passport was stolen just hours before she was supposed to return to the United States for a court ordered appearance in Beverly Hills on Thursday. Lindsay's dad Michael Lohan told RadarOnline.com he thinks this is just another excuse.
"Right... Ok. It's just another lie. Everyone knows that. I still plan to be there and make my case to the judge," he said.
"For Michael to say Lindsay's lying...why couldn't he have called up his own daughter and asked her himself what the facts are?" Dina told RadarOnline.com. "Lindsay had copies of her plane tickets on her blackberry. She has filled out an application for a new passport, we've filed the necessary police reports. We're actively trying to get her home."
Dina admitted that the entire process has been draining on her. She was set to fly to LA on Wednesday to appear with Lindsay in court and then the two of them were going to fly back to New York to attend Lindsay¹s brother, Michael Jr.'s, graduation from college.
"Lindsay had every intention of making her court hearing and she would never in a million years skip her brother's graduation. He's graduating summa cum laude. It's a big deal," Dina said.
As it stands now, it looks like Lindsay will not make it back in time for her hearing on Thursday. But Dina says she's not worried.
"She will be in court, whether it's on Friday or Monday. She has, like, two alcohol classes left and she plans to make them up next week," she said.
Dina admits that Lindsay not making her hearing does make things "a little delicate at this time."
"You know, it's going to be up to the judge. This is a very serious situation and it¹s been very difficult. We're all taking this very seriously but it's important not to let it snowball into something it's not. Lindsay's in compliance with her classes. It will be ok, I can promise you that."