Lindsay Lohan Skimped on Community Service, Judge Rules
A judge ruled that Lohan must complete 125 hours of community service in the next three months
Lindsay Lohan is still on the hook for 125 out of the 240 total hours of community service she was ordered to complete stemming from a reckless driving charge in 2012, a California judge ordered Wednesday.
“I agree with [the court’s decision],” Santa Monica Chief Deputy City Attorney Terry White tells PEOPLE, adding, “There were things she did that didn’t qualify as community service.”
Some of those things included having young people “shadow” her during her time performing in a London play, according to court documents obtained by PEOPLE.
“She got to shake hands with people, and that’s community service,” White told the Associated Press in January. “I’d love to hang out with a celebrity all day and see their life, but that’s not community service.”
The court “had a problem with some of the work shadowing,” Lohan’s attorney, Shawn Holley admitted to the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday. “They didn’t want to hear more about how that played out.”
Holley added that the Mean Girls star “doesn’t have a problem” with fulfilling the remaining service hours to the court’s satisfaction.
“She’s enjoying doing community service,” Holley continued. “Her passion is really working with kids … and kids really respond to her.”
Judge Mark Young extended Lohan’s probation for another three months, presumably enough time to allow her to complete the remaining 125 hours of service, according to court documents.
“There’s always a possibility of jail time” if the required hours are not completed in a manor satisfactory to the court, White told PEOPLE.
A proceeding will be held on March 12 to decide how Lohan can complete the community service in an acceptable way, the judge ordered.