Lindsay Lohan’s life is continuing its very public downward spiral amid yesterday’s reports that the IRS seized her bank accounts for non-payment of taxes. Friends are telling media outlets that the 26 year-old is “out of control”, according to People magazine. Others are questioning where all of Lindsay’s money has gone in light of her frozen accounts news. At the same time, jail looms over Lindsay Lohan’s head after she was charged Thursday with four new criminal acts on both coasts. With no money, prison just may be welcome shelter for the troubled “Mean Girls” star, but as usual Lindsay’s dad Michael Lohan is rushing in to help her out of her latest scrapes.
Lindsay Lohan keeps insisting she’s clean and sober and doesn’t need rehab, but one has to wonder what the heck she’s doing out at clubs all night for. And furthermore, how does someone who’s walking the “straight and narrow” keep managing to get into so many fights and traffic infractions?
Lohan was charged in L.A. with providing false information, reckless driving and obstructing a police officer stemming from her accident in Santa Monica in June, in which she claimed her assistant Gavin Doyle was driving. Police later revealed that to be a lie and that she was the actual driver.
The same day those charges were announced, she was being arrested in New York City after allegedly punching a fortune teller in a nightclub during a heavy night of partying. “Lindsay was completely out of control. She was drinking way too much booze and was doing cocaine”, a source told Radar Online at the time.
As for Lindsay’s money troubles, she is said to owe the U.S. government $233,904 in unpaid federal taxes for 2009-2010 alone, as well more for 2011. “Her finances are in a mess,” one insider told The Huffington Post. “She lives very large, staying at the best hotels and traveling first-class. All the money she earns she spends, and then when it comes to taxes, she has nothing left”, they added.
The night before the fortune teller punching incident at club “Avenue” in Manhattan, Lohan was at “The Darby”, reportedly “dancing like crazy” into the wee hours of the night. Lindsay caused a scene when she thought she lost her phone, and, “even demanded that a girl at a nearby table empty her pockets”, an onlooker said.
The next night she appeared to be drunk before allegedly punching psychic Tiffany Mitchell. A friend of Lindsay’s said, “She will fool people into thinking she’s changed, but at some point in the night, she always snaps and it’s always the same story”. The source claims Lohan continues to have an alcohol problem.
Lohan’s assistant Gavin Doyle tweeted after Lindsay’s release from jail Thursday, “Lindsay Lohan after bailing you out last night I hope and pray you get the help you so desperately need. We are all rooting for you”. Her father Michael also posted messages encouraging his daughter to return to the Betty Ford Clinic where she sought help in the past.
People reports that friends are at a loss as to what to do. They describer the “Liz & Dick” actress as “out of control” and say she just won’t change her ways. Even her dad tweeted that no one can really help Lindsay but she herself.
Another friend offered up a much different opinion, saying Lindsay doesn’t have a problem, but rather it’s the constant criticism in the media that’s taking a toll on her. “But she’ll be fine, she’s tough. She’ll probably outlive everyone”, the source said.
Meanwhile Michael Lohan claims he’s coming to Lindsay’s aid by hiring a private investigator to follow Tiffany Mitchell. He hopes to expose her for what he thinks she is – an opportunist who targeted his daughter in order to perpetrate her usual fortune telling fraud.
However when that attempt failed, that’s when the fists flew. There have been some reports out of Mitchell’s Florida business community that give credence to the fact that she may be out for a quick buck.
Michael Lohan is helping in some way with Lindsay’s tax debt, just as her pal Charlie Sheen did last week. He said, “I’m arranging for another 100K to be paid. Lindsay keeps asking why this is happening and it’s because she’s not associating with the right people”, according to Hollywood Life.
While it’s quite understandable for a dad to come to the defense and aid of their child, at some point it starts to look like a pattern of excuses. It’s not always those shadowy people surrounding Lindsay Lohan that are to blame for her bad behavior.
Making such excuses to the media only lends itself to further Lindsay’s delusions that it’s all someone else’s fault. At one point Michael is begging his daughter to seek help, even trying another intervention in October, but the next minute he’s feeding into her fantasy life and enabling her destructive behavior.
If you’re told not to drive at all while filming the “Liz & Dick” movie, don’t drive. If you’re supposed to stay sober, don’t constantly frequent bars all night where others are likely intoxicated.
Lindsay Lohan is due in an L.A. courtroom on Dec. 12 for a hearing relating to the June car accident. Those charges normally wouldn’t induce jail time for a first time offender, but because she’s is still on informal probation, those charges along with the alleged N.Y. assault, could land her in jail.
At least she won’t worry about a roof over her head for awhile.