Judge Marsha Revel sentenced Lindsay Lohan to 90 days in jail, rejecting all excuses from the actress in a dramatic probation violation hearing on Tuesday in Beverly Hills.
RadarOnline.com was in the courtroom as the judge also sentenced Lindsay to 90 days in in-patient rehab while recounting her inglorious history of drug and alcohol abuse – pointing out all of the lies Lindsay has told along the way.
Lindsay made a tearful plea to the judge – but it was to no avail. Far more impactful than Lindsay’s crying, was Judge Revel’s matter-of-fact recitation of Lindsay’s history of lies.
Judge Revel exposed Lindsay’s penchant for blaming others for her actions, recalling the incident from several years ago when police found cocaine in her vehicle. The judge remembered that Lindsay first told police “the guy in the orange shirt was driving. She tried to blame it on someone else who could have gotten in a lot of trouble. Then when the person in the orange shirt said, ‘it wasn’t me’ she said ‘it was the guy in the white shirt.’”
Lie after ridiculous lie was exposed, including Lindsay’s claim that the pants she was wearing weren’t hers – when cocaine was found. Friends told police that the garment was Lindsay’s favorite pair of pants, the judge said.
It quickly became clear that Judge Revel was using Lindsay’s history to discount her apology and excuses for her latest episode of ignoring the law.
Earlier Lindsay broke down as she addressed the court and talked about how sorry she was, and claimed she was trying to do the right thing but had faced obstacles because she has to work.
Recalling when Lindsay was busted with a blood alcohol level twice the legal limit, Judge Revel said, ‘she made a comment at the time, ‘I screwed up, I understand I’m not allowed to drink.’”
The judge used that as a jumping off point to illustrate that the actress will say whatever she needs to in order to escape trouble at the time.
Lindsay’s history of lies, excuses and apologies framed the judge’s decision after deputy district attorney Danette Meyers methodically built a strong case showing that the actress consistently missed weeks of court-ordered alcohol education.
Judge Revel left no doubt that the Right On Program’s tolerance of Lindsay’s constant missing classes was not acceptable.
“Because the program let her have some leeway, she thought it was ok. The court just doesn’t buy it,” the judge said.
Sheriff's spokesperson Steve Whitmore later said that a female inmate in Lindsay’s situation generally serves only 25% of her sentence.
And while Lindsay’s powerhouse attorney Shawn Chapman Holley pleaded that “she has done far more than she has not done, it was an argument that simply wouldn’t work under the circumstances.
“I did everything I was told to do. I thought I was being compliant,” Lindsay said, crying, as she addressed the judge late in the proceedings.
But her tears, whether real or Hollywood, had zero effect.
“There are no excuses,” Judge Revel said.
And when she pronounced the sentence, it was clear she meant it.