New Attorney Dumps Lohan

Jail starts today for troubled star
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 20, 2010 2:27 AM CDT
New Attorney Dumps Lohan
A woman identified as Lindsay Lohan's assistant carries several packages from the Pickford Lofts sober living facility in Los Angeles, where actress Lohan is reportedly currently staying.   (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

(Newser) – Lindsay Lohan apparently didn't listen to her new attorney because following orders was one of his conditions for sticking with her, and he's already dumped her. Robert Shapiro has informed Lohan's judge that he is no longer representing her, just days after he agreed to take her on, reports TMZ. It's unclear who will represent the troubled actress today when she is supposed to begin a 90-day jail sentence for breaking probation on two DUI busts.

Shapiro, who represented OJ Simpson, had said that he would only continue to represent Lohan if she served her time and followed his instructions. He hasn't given a public explanation for his change of heart. When he took on Lindsay's case, Shapiro, who lost a son to a drug OD, said the actress was "suffering from a disease I know too well." Lohan is now apparently resigned to doing her time, and hasn't lost her sense of humor. "The only 'bookings' that I'm familiar with are Disney films; never thought that I'd be 'booking' into jail ... eeeks," she Tweeted last night.
(Read more Robert Shapiro stories.)

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