Lindsay Lohan in another controversy over F-word in court

Last Updated 08 July 2010, 11:56 IST

Images of her brightly colored nails shows the F word etched on her middle finger. The 'Mean Girls' star broke down during and after the hearing. But the new revelation has created another controversy for the 24-year-old actress forcing her to react, People online reported.

Lohan says her explicit fingernail message was not directed at the judge who sentenced her to 90 days in jail.

"Didn't we do our nails as a joke with our friend?" Lohan Tweeted to a pal. "It had nothing to do w/court.. it's an airbrush design from a stencil," she added.

Lohan was hauled up before the court because she failed to attend weekly alcohol education classes. The actress argued that she was following the court's instructions to the best of her abilities and her failure to attend had more to do with her busy work schedule and not deliberately flouting the rules.

"As far as I knew I was in compliance with my programmes. I wasn't trying to get special treatment. I have to provide for myself. I have to work," Lohan told the judge.

"Having said that, I did everything to balance my jobs and showing up. I'm not taking this as a joke. It's my life. It's my career. I take responsibility for my actions. I've tried to do the best I can. It's been such a long haul. I don't want you to think that I don't respect you," she said.

But Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Marsha Revel was not buying Lohan's excuses and explanations.

"It's like somebody who cheats doesn't think it's cheating unless they get caught," the judge scolded.

Following her jail sentence, Lohan will report to a court-ordered, in-patient substance-abuse program for 90 days.

Lohan's current predicament relates to two drunk-driving arrests in 2007 after which she was sentenced to three years of probation but had to ask for a year long extension in October last year after she failed to complete her alcohol-education courses on time.

The actress repeatedly violated the terms of her probation and failed to turn up for a mandatory court appearance in Beverly Hills earlier this year.

Later, photos of her partying at the Cannes Film Festival surfaced, angering the judge. Lohan maintained that she could not attend because someone had stolen her passport.

In May, an alcohol-monitoring bracelet was fitted on Lohan. During her hearing Lohan told the judge that the alcohol counselors were okay with her absence.

"As far as I had known, I was in compliance. Had I been taken aside and told [otherwise] then, that would have been a different story," she said.

Lohan was ordered to start serving her jail sentence July 20.
She will probably go to the Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood, Calif, the same jail where Paris Hilton did a brief stint in 2007 for violating her probation on a reckless-driving conviction.

Whether Lohan completes her full term in prison is still up for speculation. US socialite Paris Hilton completed only 23 days out of the 45 days of her prison terms before being released.

(Published 08 July 2010, 11:56 IST)

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