By Susan F. Filan Esq.
Do you think if you were on probation for DUI and you walked out of a posh L.A. jewelry store with a one of a kind necklace around your neck without paying for it, you would still be walking around? Would anyone believe your story that the jewelry store let you walk out with the $2,500 necklace for free? I didn’t think so. CBSNews.com reports that the jewelry store owner said it did not loan the necklace to Lindsay Lohan. So put two and two together- the store did not loan Ms. Lohan the necklace. Ms. Lohan is seen wearing the necklace in the surveillance video before it was reported missing. Ms. Lohan is seen wearing the necklace in photographs that subsequently surfaced on the internet. This is reportedly how the jewelry store noticed it was gone. Once the search warrant was issued for Ms. Lohan’s home for the missing necklace, the necklace was returned to the police, the very same night.
Is there a case against Lindsay Lohan or does she have a defense to grand theft larceny? If she is arrested, this is an automatic violation of her probation. She will go back to the same judge who sentenced her– who is already on record saying that he will send her to jail if she violates her probation. She already avoided a jail sentence from this judge by going to rehab.
Do you think there is a double standard when it comes to celebrity justice? Is it time for Lindsay to go to jail or is she an addict who needs help with her disease?
Addiction is a disease but not an excuse. We enable celebrities with our worship. They need help with their disease, like anyone else, and they need to be responsible for their behavior, which is a choice, like anyone else.
Lindsay Lohan is not above the law because she is a celebrity or an addict. She needs help and she needs to be held accountable. It is time Ms. Lohan does time.