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Robert Shapiro Calls it Quits; Lindsay Lohan's Ex-Lawyer Can't Talk to Media

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Lindsay Lohan's Lawyer Calls It Quits!
Lindsay Lohan (AP)

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (CBS/AP) In on Friday, out on Monday. That was the extent of celebrity attorney Robert Shapiro's term as Lindsay Lohan's latest legal counsel. Shapiro was not present Tuesday morning when authorities whisked the young starlet away to begin her 90-day jail sentence. 

Shapiro, well-known as one of OJ Simpson's defense attorneys, signed on to Lohan's case Friday after she moved into a sober living facility that he established. But by Monday night, on the eve of Lohan's court appearance, the high-profile lawyer had called it quits, reported celebrity website TMZ.com.

He reportedly met with Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Marsha Revel in a private meeting Monday afternoon, but the reasoning behind Shapiro's hasty exit remains unclear.

Shapiro simply stated in an e-mail to The Associated Press that his only comments would be made in open court.

Judge Revel made sure of that statement when she ordered that Shapiro not discuss any details of Lindsay Lohan's case, reported RadarOnline.com. Deputy District Attorney Danette Meyers was not present at the meeting between Revel and Shapiro, but shared the judge's concerns.

"There are private matters in her [Lindsay Lohan's] file that need to remain confidential for her privacy, and I didn't want him to divulge any of that information publicly," Meyers told the gossip site.

Lindsay Lohan was sentenced to jail and three months of rehab on July 6 after Judge Marsha Revel determined that the "Mean Girls" star violated her DUI probation by skipping seven alcohol education classes since December.

Though her stint in jail this time around will exceed the 84 minutes she spent in a suburban Los Angeles jail in 2006, Lohan may not fully serve her 90-day sentence because of over crowding.

About 12 hours before her court appearance, the troubled star managed to squeeze in some time in for a 'tweet,' telling her followers, "The only 'bookings' that I'm familiar with are Disney Films, never thought I'd be 'booking' into jail eeeks."

Lohan will spend her time behind bars in isolation at a women's jail in the industrial suburb of Lynwood, CA.


  • Naimah Jabali-Nash

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