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EXCLUSIVE NEW DETAILS: Lindsay Lohan Won't Make Thursday Court Appearance; Claims Passport Stolen

May 19 2010, Published 9:55 a.m. ET

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In spite of a judge's vow to issue an arrest warrant against her, Lindsay Lohan will not make her "do-or-die" court appearance Thursday in Los Angeles, has learned.

Lohan's attorney, Shawn Chapman Holley, tells that someone stole the Means Girl's passport in Cannes, where she's been attending the Cannes Film Festival for the past few days.

Lindsay says she went to the airport Tuesday to catch a flight so she could make her scheduled court appearance, but was denied boarding when she couldn't produce her passport.

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Chapman Holley tells us, "Lindsay is doing everything in her power to get back to L.A. She tried to get on her flight yesterday without her passport and was turned away. We were working into the wee hours of the morning trying to get her a temporary passport in order to get her home."

News that Lindsay's passport has been stolen came as a surprise to Los Angeles Deputy District Attorney, Danette Meyers, who is assigned to her case. "I hadn't heard that Lindsay's passport was stolen. If that is what truly happened and that Ms. Lohan's passport was stolen, I'm truly sorry for her.

"However, if it's a hoax, I can tell you that Judge Revel will take that very, very seriously. Judge Revel and I are both going to be looking into this further, to see exactly what happened. If she is looking to make a non-appearance, we will take that very seriously.

"When was the passport stolen, when was it reported? I'm pretty sure if you go to the American Embassy you can be issued an emergency passport."

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As previously reported, a judge earlier promised to issue an arrest warrant against Lohan if she failed to show up.

The judge also vowed to revoke her probation during her scheduled court appearance on Thursday.

Meanwhile, as also previously reported, Deputy District Attorney Danette Meyers says  that she will seek to jail Lindsay for up to 180 days if the actress has in fact violated her DUI probation.

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Meyers statement shows how serious Lohan's situation has become, with the actress skipping her alcohol education class some weeks and the judge handling the case ordering her to court on Thursday.

Meyers, who has been handling Lindsay's case since her 2007 arrest, had strong words about jail time Lindsay will be facing if the judge finds she violated her probation terms.

The Deputy District Attorney told "Any failure to abide by the court order, any failure to abide by what the alcohol education program dictates, or excessive alcohol use, and I will be asking for jail time if the judge feels it constitutes a violation of probation."

Meyers points out that the judge will ultimately determine Lindsay's fate but the D.A. will get to make a sentence recommendation. Meyers also tells us that if Lindsay has been found to have been "using illegal drugs or lying to the court, I will be asking for substantial jail time ranging from 0-180 days."

One source says a sentence of 30 to 45 days is more likely to be handed to Lohan if the judge determines she violated probation. And with jail overcrowding a factor, Lindsay is unlikely to serve even close to that much time.



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