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VIDEO INTERVIEW: Lindsay Lohan Due In Court Monday; Says She Shouldn't Face Prison Or Rehab

May 24 2010, Published 9:28 a.m. ET

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Lindsay Lohan says she sees no reason why she should face going to prison or rehab as she prepares for a court date Monday in her DUI probation case.

The controversial actress made her remarks Sunday in a video interview, insisting she is in compliance with everything the court has ordered, slamming her father, and stating: “I have always taken responsibility for my actions. Always.”

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Some may disagree.

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Judge Marsha Revel issued a bench warrant when Lohan failed to appear in court for a status hearing last Thursday. The warrant was revoked when bond was posted on her $100,000 bail.

Lohan claimed her passport was stolen while in Cannes. But the judge took a dim view of the no-show and shot down Lindsay’s lawyers arguments with a simple, “actions speak louder than words.”

Engulfed in controversy, Lohan spoke to on Sunday and insisted she has done nothing wrong.

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Article continues below advertisement was first to report that Lohan was photographed in Cannes in front of a table with white powder cut into lines. She told us that she was set up and reiterated that in the new interview, claiming that a fan asked her to come into her room to take a photo.

“I took a picture with a fan. It was none of my business what was in the room,” she says in the new interview.

And while she may be facing jail time if found to have violated her probation, Lindsay was defiant, even blaming her father.

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“I don’t see what reason I would go to prison for,” she said Sunday. “I’ve been more than in compliance with everything having to do with the court system.

“I don’t see why I’d have to go to prison and the only person whose suggested anything like that is my father.”

Lindsay may want to look into that a little deeper. The Deputy District Attorney handling the case, Danette Meyers, told that if Lindsay is found to have violated probation she will be asking the judge to impose a sentence of up to 180 days in jail.

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In an exclusive statement to, Lindsay's father Michael said: "I am in New York and not going to Lindsay's appearance tomorrow (Monday). The hearing is of no consequence because incarceration or judgement are not options at this time. Dina and I will be at the probation violation hearing, at which time, we will support Lindsay, in a way that will help her and be of best benefit to her present state and well being."

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Dina Lohan told in an audio interview that after Lindsay obtained a new passport she was advised not to come home until the arrest warrant situation was cleared up. But Lindsay is sticking to her story that she simply couldn’t get home. She said: “I was stuck in Cannes. I had my passport stolen. I had no option but to stay there. I was trying to find any way to get back. I was very scared.”

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She also said her time in Cannes was all work, no play.

“I wasn’t partying in Cannes,” she says in the new interview. “I was there for work. I was there promoting a film.

“I’ve been focusing on my work and getting my classes done, therefore, you know just to be able to start to film again so I can have this all put behind me.

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“And that’s been my goal for a very long time now. I got into this because I enjoy acting not because I enjoy going to court and having to deal with certain things like this.”

Rehab? No way, says LiLo.


“I don’t see why I’d even have to do that (go into rehab),” she said. “I don’t see why that would even be a question.”

We’ll see if the judge agrees. The hearing is scheduled to start at 8:30 am PDT in Beverly Hills. will live stream the proceedings.



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