Shawn Holley quits on Lindsay Lohan even though LL begged her to stay on

Ugh, so much stupid Lohan drama. So, do you remember how Lindsay Lohan tried to fire her longtime attorney Shawn Holley last week? Shawn has gotten LL out of numerous scrapes, and if you’re looking for a reason why Lindsay hasn’t been rotting away in a jail cell for YEARS, it’s all because of Shawn. Maybe Lindsay just got scared with the overwhelming amount of money she owes Shawn, or maybe Lindsay’s crack-addled mind thought she was being clever, but for whatever reason, LL tried to fire Shawn and hire a new lawyer (NY-based). Shawn appeared in court last week on Lindsay’s behalf, and it seems like that appearance was Shawn’s last act as LL’s lawyer – TMZ reports that Shawn has quit Lohan now!

Shawn Holley is saying goodbye to Lindsay Lohan for good, even though Lindsay has begged her to come back on board as her lawyer … TMZ has learned.

Sources connected with the case tell us … Holley is in the process of filling out paperwork and getting the necessary signatures to officially withdraw from the case … before Lindsay’s hearing on January 30.

TMZ broke the story …. Lindsay fired Holley last week as she was on her way to the courthouse to discuss plea bargaining her lying-to-cops case. Lindsay hired Mark Heller, a New York lawyer who is not licensed to practice in California.

Sources close to Lindsay tell TMZ … Lindsay has told Holley she made a mistake firing her and wants her back, but Holley has had it with Lohan — who still owes her a ton of money.

We’re guessing Holley will never see her money, but Lindsay may have lost a lot more.

[From TMZ]

CB and I were recently talking about why TMZ seemed so personally offended by LL’s recent legal shenanigans, and CB offered a theory which I think is true – Harvey Levin is a lawyer and he likes other lawyers, and he didn’t like seeing Shawn screwed over, which is why TMZ seemed to be going overboard by declaring LL’s attempt to fire Shawn as LL’s “worst decision ever.”

In other Cracken news, yesterday TMZ claimed that Lindsay had turned down a massive offer to do Dancing With the Stars. Reportedly, DWTS offered her $550,000 to see her cracked-out trainwreck on live TV, but Lindsay told them she’s going “to stick to films” because… you know, she thinks she’s Marilyn Monroe/Elizabeth Taylor. Radar has a follow-up today which basically says that Lindsay refused the offer because she knew she wouldn’t be reliable enough to do a live show:

Lindsay Lohan was reportedly offered half a million dollars to appear on the hit show Dancing with the Stars, and has exclusively learned that LiLo turned the offer down because her team was terrified of her participating in a live show!

The cash-strapped 26-year-old troubled actress definitely needs the career boost, after her much-panned Liz & Dick and The Canyons roles, but her advisers didn’t think she could handle DWTS.

“Lindsay has been a mess on movie sets lately. She doesn’t show up on time, she keeps everyone waiting and so her team decided that there was no way that she could handle the pressure of a live show like Dancing with the Stars.”

With two live shows a week, as well as months of daily practices, Lindsay would have to be very disciplined, and her team didn’t think should could make that major commitment to ABC.

“Lindsay operates on her own schedule, and there would be no way that anyone could guarantee that she would be on time for rehearsals or the shows, and they’re live so it would be horrible if she didn’t show up!”

Even though the former Disney star would be a ratings draw, the people around her realized that she would be too much of a risk for a reality show.

“A live show and Lindsay? That would not be smart!”

[From Radar]

While I agree, it would be a total disaster if she had signed on, I don’t really buy this story. It just sounds too shockingly self-aware on Lindsay’s part. The reasons given – she’s a cracked-out mess, she wouldn’t be on time, she would screw up a live show – are the reasons why DWTS producers would reject her, even if her trainwreck would be must-see-TV.

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  1. The Original Mia says:

    Run, Shawn, run! You’re free!

  2. RocketMerry says:

    I’m having fun with the visions of good things (for the IRS, the nice policemen of New York and the citizens of the US) to come.

  3. Birdie says:

    Thank God for her stupidity. Everyone knew that she wouldn’t go to jail for this and the reason was Shawn. Now she messed it up on her own and there is this chance now that her new lawyer will screw that up… and I love it.

  4. Riana says:

    I personally never really bought the ‘Shawn is a GENIUS’ reasoning, it seemed like you could offer up any lame defense or excuse because judges and law enforcement aren’t eager to punish Lindsey.

    Shawn will never see a dime of that money, but the smartest thing anyone can do is get out from under the disaster that is Lindsey Lohan.

    • Sue ya says:

      Although I do not like TMZ of Harvey Levin, he was right on point with his assessment. Having the right attorney is the reason that LL not been in jail and people like Paris Hilton and other celebrities have gone to jail for similar or lesser acts. Shawn is a very skilled lawyer. And, because of her experience, she had great insight as to how each of the judges worked and a great relationship with the court. No sane person eliminate something that worked so well in the past. There is finally a good possibility that LL receives the jail time that the general public think she deserves.

    • Veruca says:

      Cost of stolen jewelry: thousands
      Cost of unpaid legal fees: hundreds of thousands
      Cost of not dealing with Lohan: Priceless

  5. kixendawn says:

    Too bad she cant get herself together. Dancing with the stars would be the perfect platform for her to show she can be reliable and professional and likeable again. But her reasoning is probably that dwts is hasbeens and she is still a+ list. Ive been rooting for her for along time but even im losing interest in this drama now. Either get it together or go away completely

    • Canda says:

      But she’s NOT reliable, she’s NOT professional, and she’s NOT likeable. She’s a rotten, selfish person and a raging addict. Dear, she is NOT “A+” list. She never has been (she was definitely up there, but top of the tops? I don’t think so.) and likely never will be. Honestly, save your sympathy for someone else.

    • LAK says:

      The eternal optimists keep trotting out the same line….

      LIZ AND DICK is the prefect way for her to show how reliable she is…..

      THE CANYONS is the prefect way for her to show how reliable she is….

      DTWS would have been the perfect way to show how reliable she is….

      [next opportunity] would be the prefect way for her to show how reliable she is…

      It’s a continuous echo…..

      On a personal note, i would have loved for her to do DWTS if only to see if it would restore some of her health. The physical rigours of that job would have required her to eat/drink healthy food/drinks and cut out [or down] the booze and drugs.

    • alons -y alonso says:

      Oh, DWTS….I remember in the Australian version Chris Hemsworth (pre-Thor) was on it.

      Lindsay Lohan on DWSTS would be like watching crack-babmi trying to stand up on ice…hilarious but she’s missing a vital quality – humanity.

  6. Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

    I wonder if there are some folks out there that behave so badly ala Lohan that no lawyer will represent them.

  7. Ruby Red Lips says:

    ‘Lindsay runs on her own schedule’ – no kidding!

    Can u imagine the chaos of the crackie on DWTS, would have def been worth a watch if she had done so

    Re Shawn, didnt she try & lose Crackie as a client a while back but couldn’t as Crackie had no one else to represent her???

    Anyhows, I’m sure Shawn is celebrating her freedom with a vat of cracktinis!! ;)

    • Lady D says:

      She fired Shawn and hired Robert Shapiro. Being Crackie, she wouldn’t listen to her new lawyer so he quit her ass. The judge wouldn’t let Holley resign because she was in the middle of another case with Crackie and had to stay on as her lawyer till the case was over. I think that was about 3 years ago wasn’t it?

      • Ruby Red Lips says:

        Cool, thanks for that – I couldn’t remember all the details :D

      • Sassy says:

        Law people, please correct me if I am wrong, but I believe that if Lohan doesn’t pay Holley what she owes her, Holley is not required to release any documents and paperwork pertaining to any of the things that she has worked on for Lohan. So, any new lawyer would have to spend the time gathering information (lots of billing time, incurred again by Lohan). Anything that was finalized, would be on public record.

  8. Sam says:

    Personally, I think its about money. TMZ reported a while back that LL’s new lawyer is representing her at a severely reduced rate because of all the free publicity that comes with representing her. Shawn probably got tired of working for free and decided to cut her losses. I don’t doubt that repping LL is a full time thing; she probably couldn’t keep swallowing the losses she was taking. Makes sense.

  9. Lee says:

    Well, there comes a time when it makes no sense to continue pursuing sunk costs, and Shawn Holley has seen the light. She’ll never be paid; working for free for someone who doesn’t even respect or appreciate her work made no sense. Time to step off the crazy train.

    • phantasmagorical badonkadonk says:

      Not only that, but (despite being Shawn’s most notorious client) I’m sure Linnocent Blohan wasn’t Shawn’s ONLY client, and how does one justify being unable to adequately represent one’s (actual PAYING) other clients?

  10. Elceibeno says:

    The producers of DWTS know how very funny it would watching Lindsey do a crack dance on live TV.

  11. Lulu says:

    Hopefully this time the judge will allow Holley to withdraw her representation.

  12. mln76 says:

    I’m curious if people in Holley’s office were in fact background sources for TMZ which tends to be pro-Lohan ‘ish’?

  13. phlyfiremama says:

    It could be a smart move actually~if Shawn is removed from Hohan’s case, they can delay it more for a later time.

  14. fabgrrl says:

    She’ll probably never see a dime from LL, but now Shawn Holley has a reputation as a genius Hollywood lawyer. If she can parlay this fame into getting famous client who actually pay her, she will come out on top.

  15. lilred1 says:

    She knows she’s not reliable to do a live show…all she needs to do is get her crackie ass outta bed and show up for crying out loud…Get a life.

  16. Cecada says:

    There will be cork-popping and toasts all around at Shawn Holley’s place tonight!!

    Woot Woot!

  17. Nina W says:

    I’ll believe this when Shawn files the papers with the court. I don’t see any reason for Shawn to bail now unless LiLo really fired her. Even if Lohan never pays her a dime this client made Shawn Holley a well known name and, true or not, gave her a good rep as a lawyer. That’s far more valuable than any pay off from the Cracken.

  18. Az says:

    She is a disgusting human being. That Heath Ledger tweet in which she called his daughter “matty” was beyond gross. The kid probably doesn’t even know who LL is. Famewhoring by using a deceased person’s child… stay classy Lohan. What a piece of trash she is.

  19. Suzy from Ontario says:

    Shawn quit Lindsay once before…back in July 2010 –

    Not sure what made her come back that time but I’ll bet after two more years of putting up with Lohan, she’s really done for good this time. I’m surprised she’s lasted this long. I don’t think I could put up with Lindsay as a client. Shawn is probably breathing a sigh of relief today. Let Lindsay be someone else’s problem.

    All the drama and enablers and lies and not getting paid… sheesh!

  20. operagirl says:

    >>I agree, it would be a total disaster if she had signed on>>

    It would be a cracktaster! Er . . .
    It would be a discrackster! Er . . .

    Ah, what the hell. They both fit. ;>

  21. LeeLoo says:

    I recall reading somewhere that Shawn and Harvey are super tight from the days when Harvey practiced law. So my best guess was her law firm was a good source on all things Lindsay and that Harvey agreed to be the positive PR that Lindsay needed to get through the cases Shawn took on.

    Because LA jails are super crowded, I don’t think LL’s punishment would be any more severe than what we’ve already seen for several reasons. I mean let’s face it, celebrities do get special treatment and I sincerely believe part of the reason is because housing them in the jails is a pain in the @$$. They can’t be with the general population due to the fact that there’s a high potential they will be harmed by the other inmates. I mean despite her cracked out ways, I’m all for sending Lindsay to jail but she doesn’t deserve to be harmed in jail (rather, LA County doesn’t deserve the lawsuit). So when you are a county already struggling with making sure you have the manpower to guard your jails, you don’t want to use a good chunk of your resources to guard one person. On the other side of that, I would think that LA or any of the various cities would be able to purchase jail space in the surrounding counties that may have a little more space. I would send Lindsay to jail in San Bernardino, I have heard that SB County jail is a scary place to be. Aside from solitary confinement for her protection, you know the guards there are not going to give her special treatment

  22. INeedANap says:

    So, slightly off topic…but I am really loving Shawn’s dress in that first pic. Is there an ID on that?

  23. Lem says:

    Idk who LL’s “new team” is but I absolutely love that they are using legitimate Lohan aware reasons now.
    This is the 3rd. “Ya kidding? She couldn’t handle that”

  24. Lucky Charm says:

    Good for Shawn. Now let’s hope the judge agrees!

    As for turning down DWTS, I think the key words in the Radar piece are “…and so her team decided…” which makes me think LL didn’t make that decision.

    I keep hoping that one day I’ll read the headline “Lindsey Lohan Sentenced to 25 Years” but I doubt it’ll be in my lifetime. Some day she will come in front of a judge who is as fed up with her as we are and play hardball.

  25. WendyNerd says:

    This just keeps getting better and better.

    Yeah, Levin likes lawyers, but he seems to like Shawn especially. Perhaps they’re friends? It wouldn’t surprise me. AT ALL. But she has been a great lawyer for Lindsay. And now she’s gone. HAHA CRACKEN YOU DON’T HAVE YOUR GET OUT JAIL FREE CARD NOW!!!

  26. Dee Cee says:

    We are are ALL bullies and jealous…hard core scorecard winning for Lilocent.. Proof no matter how much Lilo poops on you, laughs with scorn that she made you mad, sad and infected with the incurable bewildered befuddled adrift syndrome for being so kind in helping her; ..nobody loves her or wants her to succeed..

  27. Sisi says:

    Lindsay Lohan can’t do DWTS? Impossible! She’s a dancing virtuoso, told us so herself. Remember people, she would’ve been in Black Swan and would’ve won the Oscar.

  28. TG says:

    I am going to miss seeing Shawn Holley in the news. I love her hair and her composure in court.

  29. Mich says:

    I LOVE this! About damn time someone said ‘no’ to her.

  30. Cecada says:

    If DWTS was actually titled Drinking With the Stars, she’d actually have a shot at not only getting to that job on time and ready to go, but taking home top prize too.

  31. Just Me says:

    You know, my Dad was exactly like Lilo from his teen years on up until I was 16 years old. Same long history being spoiled, entitled, leaving disasters in his wake and also — getting away with it b/c of who his father & mother were. Know what finally sobered him up? Shipping him off to the State Penn for several years. It’s been 17 years and he’s still as straight as he was when he walked out those prison doors to freedom. Lindsay doesn’t need rehab. She’s needs prison time. Cold, hard prison time. Like my Dad, it’s probably the only thing that’s gonna save her life.

    • capepopsie says:

      I feel sorry for you AND your Dad, but the ending was good. Let´s hope for the same for her, but I´m afraid it won´t happen. Her life seems so totally messed up. She desperately needs someone to take a firm grip and control things until she´s able to do so herself.

    • LeeLoo says:

      I’m glad your dad got on the straight and narrow and sorry you had to endure all of it though. In LL’s case though, I sincerely don’t believe she will live to make it to prison. Her body already looks tired. It’s pretty sad.

  32. skuddles says:

    Good for Shawn. I hope she sues Lohan now for the 400K. Enjoy jail Crackie.

  33. Just Me says:

    Veruca – A perfect recap! On The Money!

  34. Shelly says:

    The kind of sad thing is that if Lindsay did do DWTS and decided to actually commit wholeheartedly to it, it could have been good for her – the strict schedule, being disciplined, adhering to rules…these are all things she needs to learn and practice at. But only if she were committed to cleaning up, which she obviously isn’t.

    • booboocita says:

      In a perfect world, yes. But if Lohan had “committed” to DWTS, you just know that Dina would have parked herself in the front row with Ali, pulling attention by any means necessary and giving drunken “interviews” to anyone who so much as glanced her way. Michael would be outside the studio, piling on. The only way DWTS would have helped Lohan would have been if she combined a commitment to the show with a restraining order on both parents. I don’t advocate breaking one’s family, but in this case, a complete estrangement from her parents and all her hangers-on is just about the only thing that’s going to help Lohan.

      • Polk8dot says:

        I am so sick of people STILL giving this trick the benefit of the doubt. Even those who ostensibly agree she’s past reformability, still think or hope that if only she was separated from her cracked out parents/enablers, she would miraculously turn her life around. As if there is still, somehow, some good and undamaged part of her that is yearning to come out and start the life anew.
        I call BULLSHIT!!!!!
        She is rotten to the core! She’s proven numerous times that she doesn’t want or need anyone’s help or advice. Callously and cruelly she’s taken advantage of situations, people, sentiments and sympathy to further her non-existent ‘career’. She’s been a HAS-BEEN for years now, and lives only on auto-feeding the fame machine by leaking her own stories to the media and calling the papps on herself.
        She is not a little girl anymore. She is a fu@king 26 year old. Time to stop hoping for a miracle and blaming everything and everybody around her.
        She’s been making her own choices for years now. The parents are completely incidental at this point.
        She is not a lost soul that’s being steered wrong by enablers etc. She is a LAZY, DISGUSTING, DIRTY HO’ who will spit on anyone trying to take away her source of enjoyment in life, i.e. drugs, drinking, partying. She is DELUSIONAL beyond belief, NARCISSISTIC in the extreme, and SELFISH to the exclusion of any empathy or understanding for the circumstances of others. The way she looks at the world is thru the ME, ME, ME prizm, and there is nothing and nobody she would not hurt, sacrifice and destroy to stay on top, to get her way.
        She needs to be wiped out of the collective public psyche, sentenced to irrelevance and sent to the ‘nobody gives a shit’ gulag.

        At tis point she is beyond any hope of repair. She is conscious of her actions and intent on carrying on in the same way while playing perpetual victim of her parents and the system.

        I say it is WE who need a breather. It is WE who need to move on. It is WE who need to remove this crack-cancer and let our empathy and compasion find a deserving recepient.
        LOHAN is a PIECE OF HUMAN GARBAGE who needs to be discarded by society. Then, if she wants to work her way back in, all power to her. But we know better… We know that she will never do anything that requires any TRUE WORK, be it physical or emotional or psychological.
        Well then, she has chosen her fate, like she’s chosen her ‘hangers on’ and her ‘career track’.

  35. erika says:

    wooooo hooooo!!!!

    I had a dream about C-roach last night! she screwed me over in my dream too! I think she was picked to do a play (were we in school or work world??? don’t know). But i was LIVID because I knew she would screw up the play! so i started campaigning to get her out of the play. Then, I went to the theatre to continue my boycott of the C-roach and all her handlers wouldn’t let me in the door. I sat outside and then my own BFF drove up and started taking posters out of her car. I said “What are you doing here?” she didn’t answer but the posters were to be set up around time and they said something like ‘Free Lilo’, IDK, but my jaw dropped that my own friend was turning against me and for the Roach. I just sat outside the theater disillusioned and let down. Livid that the Roach was going to get away w/ being in the play.

    I kinda like dreaming about C-Roach, it gives me a chance to ‘fight her’.

    But this is a beauty. Hold on CB Ladies, she might, just ‘MIGHT’ go off to jail. her current lawyer sounds like a hot dog stand eating, fat, NY scoundrel! like, the kind of lawyer you’d pick up at a .99 cent store….cheap!

    she could…gulp, go to jail!!!

  36. d says:

    I think the court case next week will be delayed because the “lawyer” will ask for more time to prepare. So that’ll be another month free at least. And in the end, Lindsey won’t do any hard time. It just won’t happen. Nothing but a lot of time in the cold hard reality of a prison cell will wake her up to just how bad her life has become and how delusional she is, but then again, her mother will probably visit her and poison her mind and then it won’t matter anyway. This story about Lindsey won’t ever change. There’s still potential for it to turn around, but given that she’s rather party than do anything positive and useful with her time, it’s not likely to happen.
    I’d like to see her go to jail though, just to see what Dina will do for money in the meantime. Get a job at Walmart? LOL.

  37. lucy2 says:

    I can’t believe DWTS offered her that much. Not surprised she passed, I’m sure she thinks it’s beneath her, and she can’t commit to anything with a schedule.

    I hope Shawn sues for her fees. Between the IRS and all the people she owes, Lohan will probably never see a penny from a real check again. Just her “cash payments”.

    • G says:

      The going rate for DWTS is reportedly around $125K. I can’t see any benefit to them to paying crackie more. She needs THEM, not the other way around.

    • Polk8dot says:

      You are assuming that there is a kernel of truth to the info leaked by the Crack-roach herself.
      But isn’t it more likely that she and/or her team approached DWTS offering to put her on? That they demanded at least $500K? That they were told by the DWTS producers that Cracken would NEVER EVER be considered for a spot, because of insurance issues, time constraints on weekly performances and required dependability and staying sober for more than 30 min at a time?

      We’ve seen cracken before, many times, declare herself to have received offers of roles that were later disputed by their respective producers/directors.
      We know she will do ANYTHING to stay in the public eye, since this is the only way she still has any chance of making money as a ‘celebrity hooker’. The moment she is irrelevant, her hooking opportunities will dry out in a hurry.
      So I totally believe that there NEVER was any offer from DWTS, that she/her team wanted to get her on there (we all know she is SO FUCKIN@ DELUSIONAL she most likely believes that she could handle the physical demands of this challenge without so much as an hour of training a day!). We know she/her team has no self-awareness necessary to have ‘refused’ such offer.
      She was campaiging for it, she was told to beat it, now she’s still trying to score some publicity on the non-existent ‘opportunity’. She has ZERO qualms about lying with a straight face, to the public, to police, to a judge. You can pretty much assume that as long as she’s speaking she’s lying.
      So why would this be any different? DWTS would never stoop soooo low as to ask her, and if they did I bet EVERY SINGLE PRO would threaten to quit if assigned to her. No, this was just another cracked-out dream that she thought was real, and she’ll suck all the publicity possible from it, then move on to some other fantastic yet non-existent offer. My guess – she’ll probably say she was invited to the Presidential Inauguration but had to refuse since she had ‘obligations’ elsewhere.
      Fu@king delusional nitwit.

  38. Andrea says:

    So this NY lawyer is not licensed in the State of Califorina…. So who is her Califorina lawyer? Is the state really going to let Holley quit?

  39. Madriani's Girl says:

    I totally believe that she isn’t doing it because she’s unreliable. I don’t think SHE thinks that but I do think her “team” does. And I think she should go ahead with it because the stories and gossip would be EPIC. I’ve never watched one minute of this crap but I’d be glued to my TV every night it was on just so I could watch her show up drunk, watching her smoker’s lungs trying to dance without puking, or hearing the excuses as to why the black guy or the cactus were at fault as to why she didn’t show up. YAASSS!

  40. janie says:

    I read some socialite that hasn’t practiced in years, has reinstated her license to support the NY lawyer. This was the only way he could assume her legal woes. So we all know what that means…… DELAY!!

  41. Paloma says:

    Who in their right mind at DWTS would offer Lindsay a job? They’re psychotic as she. Wonder if Shawn will sue Lindsay for money owed?

  42. Grace says:

    If Lindsay doesn’t try to get a long stretch in a mental institution she is going straight to jail.

  43. dorothy says:

    My only comment to this is, Lohan has a team? A team of what? Parole officers?

  44. Sugar says:

    My local DJ commented this morning that Lindsay turned down DWTS because she wants to stick to movies & she doesn’t do reality TV but that she also doesn’t do reality.

  45. C Money says:

    I hope she gets Judge Judy…

  46. chimchimsmom says:

    Yuck. In the photo where she’s picking at her eye, her fingernails are FILTHY.