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Judge tells Lindsay Lohan: stop having parties while you're under house arrest

The troubled actress can only have one friend visit her at a time, under the rules of an LA judge.

Lindsay Lohan is snapped after a probation hearing at a courthouse in Los Angeles earlier today.
Lindsay Lohan is snapped after a probation hearing at a courthouse in Los Angeles earlier today.
Image: Chris Pizzello/AP

THE PARTY IS over for Lindsay Lohan. The house party, that is – at least while she’s on house arrest.

LA Superior Court judge Stephanie Sautner today chided the troubled actress for holding rooftop parties at her home – while at the same time serving house arrest on a probation violation.

“If you are guilty of some violation of your probation, I don’t see it,” Sautner said. “What you are guilty of is extremely poor judgment.”

The judge said Lohan didn’t violate her probation by testing positive for alcohol during a recent test, because the court record was ambiguous about whether she still had to do that testing.

Sautner ordered Lohan to appear in court on July 21, but said she wouldn’t incur any additional penalties if she abided by the terms of her probation.

The judge said a previous judge’s ruling in the case made clear that Lohan had to undergo drug testing until February, but that this order had not remained in place after Lohan was recently found in violation of her probation for taking a necklace without permission.

Lohan is nearing the end of what is expected to be a 35-day term on house arrest on a four-month jail sentence. Sautner made clear she didn’t approve of the house arrest or Lohan’s early release, but noted it was out of her control.

All of Lohan’s jail stints have been shortened due to jail overcrowding.

Lohan tearfully hugged her attorney, Shawn Holley, after the hearing. And she told Sautner she wanted to put her court troubles behind her.

“Do you want to get on with your life, tell me,” Sautner asked. ”Yes, I do,” Lohan replied. It was the only time she spoke during the hearing.

Sautner was also upset that Lohan has been hosting parties at her home in the Venice neighborhood of Los Angeles — some of which have been photographed by paparazzi.

“Don’t give people a reason to hate you,” Sautner said. “Don’t do stupid things that fly in the face of the court’s order.”

Sautner said Lohan can only have one friend over at her house at a time.


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