Lindsay Lohan is in a world of legal trouble again so perhaps firing the attorney that got her off the hook so many times is not the best idea. Yet this is precisely what she did a short while ago, it has emerged.Shawn Holley, who has represented Lohan in several cases in Los Angeles to great success (she barely spent a few days behind bars even though she was on the wrong side of the law many times), was fired by Lohan herself.
According to TMZ, the actress has hired a new attorney to represent her in the ongoing NYC case, in which she stands accused of assault.
In doing so, she fired Holley.
“Lohan is facing criminal prosecution in both California and New York. Attorney Mark Heller is repping Lindsay in the NYC assault case. Shawn Holley was repping LiLo in L.A. in her multiple criminal cases – most recently the car crash where she allegedly lied to cops,” TMZ reports.
However, though it’s true that Holley has been let go, Lindsay is telling friends who, in their turn, are telling TMZ, that it was all a mistake.
In other words, Lohan fired her strongest ally all these years because she signed on a piece of paper she did not read beforehand.
“Lindsay Lohan is telling friends she never authorized her New York lawyer to fire Shawn Holley and never instructed him to send her a letter of termination, but there's one big problem with her story. Sources connected with attorney Mark Heller tell TMZ Lindsay SIGNED the letter he sent to Holley earlier today, giving her the boot,” the same media outlet writes in a separate post.
Now, Lindsay wants Holley back and she’s already instructed her brand new attorney to send her another letter to say the stipulations of the first one are to be ignored.
Lindsay is due in court to answer charges of assault after allegedly punching a woman in a NYC club. If found guilty, she could have her probation revoked and she’d end up behind bars – at least in theory.