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LiLo's lawyer: She can't afford the counseling her probation requires

Actress Lindsay Lohan appears at the Airport Branch

Actress Lindsay Lohan appears at the Airport Branch Courthouse Photo Credit: Actress Lindsay Lohan appears at the Airport Branch Courthouse with atty Shawn Chapman Holley/Getty

A Los Angeles judge chastised Lindsay Lohan on Thursday, threatening to revoke her probation if she doesn’t sign up fast for psychological counseling, something her lawyer said the actress couldn’t afford.

“If she doesn't have the means [to pay], maybe she knows somebody who could help out,” Judge Stephanie Sautner told Lohan’s attorney, Shawn Holley, who said that wouldn’t be a problem.

The judge also told the “Mean Girls” star to speed up completion of her community service.

"I don't want to hear, 'Sorry, I was on the set of the John Gotti movie,' ” Sautner said in reiterating that Lohan needed to complete all service within her scheduled year.

The judge did say that Lohan, 25, has properly enrolled in a "shoplifters alternative" course and has paid all fines in connection with her no-contest plea in a January jewelry theft.

Sautner expressed consternation, however, that Lohan has only completed four days' worth of her scheduled 35 days of community service at Los Angeles' Downtown Women's Center.

Holley reminded the judge that no service was to be done during Lohan's 35-day house arrest.

Most troubling to the judge was Lohan’s lack of enrollment in psychological counseling.

Noting group therapy was impractical due to concerns over fellow patients selling session information, Sautner gave Lohan 21 days to enroll in one-on-one counseling or her probation will be revoked.

Holley said Lohan had been seeing a psychiatrist at UCLA until terminating for financial reasons.


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