January 15, 2013 07:19 AM by Megan Wilson
Lindsay Lohan‘s legal team is set to appear in court today for arraignment, but Lindsay has FIRED her long-time legal savior Shawn Holley while he was on the way to the L.A. courthouse in an attempt to weasel the Punk’d star out of legal trouble. And that’s not all! Reports are surfacing that Lindsay owes the attorney more than $300,000!
Lindsay has a whole slew of attorneys on her side, most notably Robert Schapiro. It seems that Lindsay’s looking to trim the fat of the legal team, and she’s started with her L.A. based lawyer, Shawn Holley. Sources are saying that while Holley was on his way to attempt a settlement in L.A. court regarding Lindsay lying to police and violating her probation, her New York based attorney, Mark Heller, sent a letter to Holley giving him the boot.
What’s most unfortunate, however, is that Lindsay is rumored to owe Holley more than $300,000 in legal fees-a balance which has gone unpaid in over HALF A YEAR. A source told Radar Online, “Lindsay hadn’t paid anything for any of the work Shawn has done on her three new criminal charges of lying to cops, in connection with her car accident in Santa Monica last summer.” The source went on to say, “Shawn has kept Lindsay out of jail for over five years now and she has no idea how good she has had it. Shawn is extremely respected by judges and prosecutors and that has benefited Lindsay greatly.” And this isn’t the only financial struggle Lindsay’s had lately. It’s well known that she’s up to her eyeballs in debt.
Flaking on commitment seems par for the course in the case of Lindsay-but hopefully in court today the judge will at least make Lindsay face the consequences of her actions from the accident last year, as she’s said to be not only going to rehab, but jail as well.
Do you think that Holley will make a statement about the unpaid bills? How will Lindsay pay the lawyer? Is bankruptcy in her future? Let us know in the comments!
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