Because of her behavior these past few months, Amanda Bynes is now being compared to Lindsay Lohan, who also went through a series of very public legal mishaps. Suffice it to say, Lindsay isn’t too happy about the comparisons.
As we also noted
on several past occasions, Amanda has been getting into a lot of trouble recently, allegedly driving while under the influence, becoming involved in hit and runs, and basically acting very odd and prompting talk of suffering of some sort of mental problem
The bottom line is that Amanda has been cited at least thrice for hit and run, has had her license suspended but still drove afterwards, until she was pulled over and had her vehicle impounded. Enough is enough
, Lindsay Lohan believes: Amanda should have been thrown in jail.
“Why did I get put in jail and a nickelodeon star has had NO punishment(s) so far? +” Lindsay tweeted
a few hours ago.
Her friends and fans / followers agree with her: she was made an example, while Bynes is merely getting a slap on the wrist. Somehow, it’s not fair.
“These are the moments that I appreciate my life experiences, living without regrets and Disney for supporting me as an actress-night all*” Lindsay tweeted shortly afterwards.
However, what Lohan is overlooking in claiming she got the book thrown at her is that she too got countless
warnings and talk-downs before she was actually sent to jail – where, by the way, she only spent a few weeks.
Moreover, Lindsay was convicted of grand theft and parole violation, whereas Amanda hasn’t yet been found guilty of any crime, even though it’s clear what she’s been doing isn’t just illegal but also terribly dangerous.
For the sake of argument, below is Lindsay’s impressive rap sheet, courtesy of I Don’t Like You In That Way
. Despite all this, Lohan got off very, very easy.
May 26, 2007 – Arrested after a Beverly Hills car accident. Charged with a misdemeanor hit and run and a DUI for alcohol or possibly cocaine.
July 24, 2007 – Arrested in Santa Monica, CA for a DUI, possession of cocaine, transporting a narcotic into a custody facility and driving on a suspended license.
August 23, 2007 – Charged with seven misdemeanors. Sentenced to rehab, 36 months probation, 18 months alcohol education, 10 days community service and one day of jail.
November 15, 2007 – Reports to the detention center in Lynwood, CA, for a minimum 24-hour stay, but is released after 84 minutes due to overcrowding.
March 13 – 16, 2009 – Arrest warrant is issued after Lohan violates her probation. Updated county paperwork proves she is not in violation of probation and the warrant is dropped.
October 16, 2009 – Her three-year probation sentence from 2007 is extended a year so she can complete required alcohol counseling.
May 20, 2010 – Fails to appear in court after purportedly losing her passport at the Cannes Film Festival in France. Judge issues an arrest warrant and sets bail for $100,000 [€76,458], which is paid.
May 24, 2010 – Appears in court after completing 10 of 13 required alcohol counseling sessions. Conditions for bail include no alcohol, weekly random-drug testing, and wearing an alcohol-monitoring bracelet.
July 6, 2010 – Is sentenced to 90 days in jail for violating probation and missing alcohol counseling sessions.
July 20 – August 2, 2010 – Handcuffed in a Beverly Hills courtroom and taken to jail. Serves 13 days in the same Lynwood facility where she served 84 minutes in 2007.
September 24, 2010 – Appears in court after failing a drug test. Probation is revoked and she is jailed. She is later released on $300,000 [€228,990] bail and ordered to wear an alcohol-monitoring ankle bracelet.
October 22, 2010 – Ordered to remain in rehab until January 3, 2011, for probation violation.
December 12, 2010 – While in rehab, a Betty Ford Clinic staffer accuses Lohan of criminal battery. Charges are ultimately dropped.
January 22, 2011 – Allegedly walks out of a store wearing a $2,500 [€1,911] necklace.
February 9, 2011 – Is arraigned and booked on felony grand theft charges and released on $40,000 [€30,532] bail.
March 23, 2011 – Rejects plea offer regarding felony charges for necklace.
April 22, 2011 – For violating 2007 drunk driving probation, she is sentenced to 120 days in jail, 480 hours of community service and 360 hours to be served at a women's center and the Los Angeles County morgue. She is taken into custody but is released after posting a $75,000 [€57,343] bail.
April 22, 2011 – Charges in the necklace theft are reduced to a misdemeanor.
May 6, 2011 – Begins community service at the Downtown Women's Center in Los Angeles.
May 11, 2011 – Enters a plea of no contest in the necklace theft case. Sentence remains the same as was handed out on April 22 with two days credit for time served plus 3 years probation.
May 26, 2011 – Begins serving her 120-day sentence. Due to overcrowding, Lohan is fitted with an electronic monitoring device and sent home to serve her sentence.
June 23, 2011 – Lohan is called to court regarding her probation for the 2007 drunk driving case because pictures have surfaced of her partying and she failed a blood alcohol test. Judge orders her to entertain no more than one person at a time.
June 29, 2011 – House arrest ends after 35 days. She is still on probation.
October 19, 2011 – Lohan's probation is revoked for not performing community service. A $100,000 [€76,458] bail is posted, and she is instructed to perform community service until her Nov. 2 court date.