Lindsay Lohan is going to get super-serious about paying her huge legal bills

Last week, The Enquirer’s gossip guy Mike Walker claimed that Lindsay Lohan was $150 million in debt. Many of you took issue with that, as you should. I think we can all agree that Lindsay is a crackhead with no sense of fiscal responsibility, and while I could believe that she’s $10 million in debt, I can’t get on board with the $150 million figure. Lindsay has probably racked up a few million in credit card debt, a few million in back-taxes, a few million in real estate schemes, and a few million in legal bills. As for the legal bill situation – many think that Lindsay dumped Shawn Holley initially because LL owed Shawn so much money and maybe, in LL’s crack-addled mind, she thought she wouldn’t have to pay Shawn if she fired her. Now that Lindsay has a new lawyer who she hates, LL will do anything to get Shawn back – even paying her bills!

Lindsay Lohan is telling friends she was clueless until a few days ago that she owed Shawn Holley a small fortune in attorney’s fees, but we’re told now that she knows she’s putting Shawn at the top of her creditor’s list.

It’s hard to swallow … that Lindsay didn’t know how much she owed Shawn. We’ve been reporting for weeks it’s in the 6 figures. Sources quite familiar with the situation tell TMZ, Lindsay owes Shawn $150,000.

It’s interesting … although Lindsay fired Shawn … our sources tell us she’s been making a full-court press for more than a week to get her back, but Shawn isn’t having it.

We’re told Lindsay has instructed her business manager to pay the tab ASAP. Lindsay is making money from appearances, endorsements and some acting gigs, but she’s been spending like an insane woman — first class plane tickets, expensive hotels, restaurants, clothes, etc. Lindsay says she’ll cut back so Shawn gets paid.

One thing that won’t go away … Lindsay still owes $130,000 in back taxes … and now she has a new lawyer — one she doesn’t even want — who will undoubtedly be racking up his own bill.

[From TMZ]

I thought the whole reason Lindsay hired Mark Heller was because he wasn’t going to charge her? Or maybe he just takes payment in beejs. In any case, Lindsay is looking to dump Heller and no other lawyer will take her, so this is basically her only option – pay Shawn and suck it up (and not in the normal way she pays her bills). Also: I bet she owes Shawn WAY more than $150,000.

Photos courtesy of WENN, Fame/Flynet.

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  1. Ri says:

    Shawn Holley is a Free Bitch, she ain’t coming back!

    • cmc says:

      I sincerely hope that even if/when LLo pays Shawn’s bill, she still won’t take her back! She’s FREE!

      • Little Darling says:

        Believe it or not I made the mistake of reading a crackle story about her bills right before I went to sleep. In my dream it was my job to watch her in the hotel room while she waited for her trial verdict and let me tell you she was full crack in my dream. Shawn was still her lawyer and “warned” me that Lalohan would try and wrack up hotel charges. The first thing Lohan did was ask for the key to the mini bar, I had to deny her. She tried asking for my credit card, I had to say no, she was under strict orders to not charge anything. She tried using the hotel phone instead of her own cell phone, to call Shawn to yell. Then the crackie tried to run away. All through this she was dodgy with her eyes, pacing the room cursing me and yelling that I wasn’t in charge, no one was in charge. Eventually she tried to bolt from the room and, like Bon Qui Qui, I had to call sacuuurity on her.

        This morning beyond feeling shame at having a Lohan dream, I had to wonder if this is how Shawn felt on a regular basis working with her?

    • Meaghan says:

      I remember a couple years ago, she tried to quit but the judge wouldn’t let her! Anyone else remember that crack-shenanigans!?! I’m surprised she stayed as long as she did, I think she probably wanted to quit a long time ago, but couldn’t unless Li-ho had other representation. And who in their right minds would want to represent her!!?!? When she was fired, it was probably the best day of her life. I can’t imagine she could fit in any other clients with all the work she had to do for the crackhead.

      • mata says:

        Yeah, Meaghan, I keep thinking about that, too. She really wanted to dump Lindsay very early on, but the judge wouldn’t let her. I’m sure she was thrilled to finally be untangled from that mess. If she’s smart she’ll continue to stay far, far away.

    • Trashaddict says:

      Poor Little Darling, you need a cracktini, STAT! What, you say morning’s a little early for that? But, you have to keep up with LaLohan you know. Check-out time? Oh, you can check in any time you like, but you can NEVER leave, mwahahaha!!!
      Poor dear. What a nightmare!

  2. aims says:

    Hey crackhead, here’s away to cut down on your legal bills. Quit f***ing up! When you play, you pay. The second photo looks like she sleeping or high as a kite.

  3. marie says:

    If I were Shawn, I’d cut my losses and run like hell..

  4. dorothy says:

    Clueless about owing her attorney? Yea sure. She just doesn’t pay her bills period.

  5. T.Fanty says:

    Because nothing says serious like asking The queen of the universe for a loan and going out drinking with your mother.

    We should all take a leaf out of this admirable young lady’s book. I’m going to get serious about staying off the Internet when I should be working. Oh, wait…

  6. i'm french don't kill me says:

    what a big joke!!!!! LMFAO

  7. lori says:

    Or she could start pleading guilty or taking the plead deals offered to her to get this shit cleared up quickly so she wouldn’t rac up so much debt in lawyer fees.

  8. brin says:

    She has a business manager? Poor fool.

  9. elceibeno08 says:

    It is time that Lindsey showed good faith to Shawn Holly by paying her all the money she is owed. And yes, Lindsey should also beg her for forgiveness. Lindsey, take Shawn Holly for dinner at a very nice restaurant at least or something. Butter her up!

    • Bread and Circuses says:

      I figure Shawn Holley’s been saying ever since Lindsay fired her, “Sure, I’ll work with you again–as soon as you pay your bill.”

      Which is smart because Shawn knows (1) this is the only way she’ll see that money, and (2) she can work with the Cracken. It might not be fun, but she is capable of it.

      Shawn is one of the few people who hasn’t been tarnished by association with the Cracken. Instead, the whole world has watched her pull off virtuoso, Superwoman feats of lawyering without ever losing her professionalism.

      • Debbie says:

        I’m with you; this all sounds to me like Shawn Holley has a better handle on Lindsay than anyone else in the world. Shawn is playing it all perfectly — making Lindsay desperate, getting herself paid (past due and probably an upfront retainer for the future) — AND ensuring Lindsay will agree meekly to whatever plea deals Shawn works out.

        Too bad she doesn’t have someone who can handle her like this in her non-legal life.

  10. Mich says:

    Can someone who understands the CA legal system explain how easy it will or will not be for the Cracken to change legal representation AGAIN on this case? I thought that was the whole point of the last court date and the judge seemed to make a special point of saying Lindsay needed to be sure about her decision in appointing Heller.

    • ya says:

      I don’t know about CA specifically, but generally, individuals have the right to change lawyers as much as they want – it’s just a question of finding lawyers to represent them.

    • ctkat1 says:

      Clients have a right to change lawyers repeatedly, but they have to find a lawyer willing to represent them, and they can’t use the change as a way of stalling the court. I’ve seen defendants request a new lawyer on the day of their trial, and the judge permits the change but warns the defendant that their trial will not be postponed and the new lawyer will have to go to trial that day.
      Lilo doesn’t have money for a retainer, which is standard for a good lawyer. She’s apparently trying to find a new attorney, but the only one who will work for free is this Mark Heller guy. All of the others are turning her down because she can’t/won’t pay them. Good lawyers don’t want the publicity of Lilo, they want to get paid for their time and effort.

  11. Paul E. Stnley says:

    When you look at that first picture, you can tell that there are no wheels turning in the head of hers. It looks like shes just not there mentally.

  12. jojo says:

    this is the part where being a cleptomaniac may come in handy

  13. rtms says:

    Notice that this is the same tactics that she used on the director of the Canyons? She’s going to harass poor Shawn until the woman either gets a restraining order or gives in.

  14. Cecada says:

    I don’t understand any of this. Why did she fire Shawn if she didn’t want to fire her? Why did she hire the rabbit’s foot-toting weirdo if she didn’t want to hire him? How can she not know how much money she owes?

    The ONLY stable thing in this girl’s life is the instability. Chaos doens’t even begin to describe it.

    • littlestar says:

      “The ONLY stable thing in this girl’s life is the instability.”

      SPOT ON! She lives for the chaos and drama. I honestly don’t think she’d know how to survive if she had to go home every night after work and cook dinner and watch TV like the rest of us, instead of going out to clubs and drugging it up.

    • Bread and Circuses says:

      I think she happened upon a scummy, associate-of-Michael-Lohan lawyer for her New York case, and then Heller maneuvered her into signing the order to fire Holley, just like he maneuvered a sponsorship from a non-lawyer who didn’t even know him.

      I really don’t think the Cracken is hard to manipulate.

      “Oh noes, Lindsay! Shawn will send you to vewy scawy rehab! Sign this and I’ll get you off on all charges.”

    • hannah says:

      I guess she was unhappy with the rumored plea deal (6 month rehab?)because she’s innocent and all !!!11!! And even if she were to get jail time she’d be out earlier than 6 months

  15. Jaded says:

    OK Linds, I’m givin’ you an idea, free, gratis, no-cost, nada, zilch, zero. Do one of those lame reality shows where the cameras follow you 24/7, in bed, on the can, snorting lines, whatever. You’ll earn some big bucks because there’s nothing the American TV-watching public likes better than seeing celebrities f*ck up.

    Take all that money and PAY OFF YOUR FRIGGIN’ DEBTS! Stop buying tons of useless crap that ends up in a filthy pile on your floor or gets snorted up your nose or guzzled down your sorry cake-hole.

    Oh, and get a restraining order against Dina or she’ll make a grab for it.

  16. Bess says:

    The Cracken has been tweeting about taking a trip to Dubai with the same people who got her the Mr. Pink energy drink deal. She’ll probably make six figures just for showing up in Dubai and doing other “private deals”.

  17. logan says:

    Lord, looking in those eyes tells it all. Scary.

  18. dorothy says:

    Ms. Holley didn’t realize what kind of sh*t she stepped into with Lohan. She would be a fool to get back into that mess.

  19. SusieQ2 says:

    Get a restraining order if you have to Shawn.

    If she went back to representing Lilo, I think she’d lose all credibility as an attorney.

  20. the original bellaluna says:

    Wow. Just…wow.

    I can get that “celebs” don’t know what and to whom they owe, but Blohan is HARDLY a “celeb.”

  21. JL says:

    Lilo will be serious, yes very serious, about paying her bills until her a$$ is out of the current bind and then…….

    Good luck with that one Ms. Holley!

    Just another crack lie/scheme to get out of a mess, the girl will say or do anything at this point.

  22. Amanda Garrett says:

    Don’t do it Shawn!!!

  23. Sam says:

    She looks like a Dr. Seuss character in that first pic, but without the cute whimsy and more like a crackhead. She looks like a Who that just went on a coke binge. That’s all I gotta add to this conversation.

  24. C. C. Cedras says:

    I once had a client who asked, “So, if I quit payin’, you stop workin’?” I said, “Yes.”

    Shawn Holley is a smart cookie, and as unlikely as it surely is, for so long as there’s a sea jasper’s chance on LiLo’s coffee table, she will keep the door open to get paid.AND IF AND WHEN SHE DOES, she will tell her her calendar’s too full to take on a new client. “It would be irresponsible for me to run up your legal fees when you’re in this financial situation and you are adequately represented by counsel.”

    At some point, Lohan could plead indigence and get court appointed counsel…could hardly be worse than Heller…

  25. Elceibeno says:

    Even if Mark Heller works for free, Lindsey still has to pay expenses associated with her case. Court costs, Heller’s staff ( they don’t work for free)

  26. janie says:

    I needed a good laugh! She didn’t “know”she owed her money? That’s the strategy now? Ok. I agree that if Shawn represents her again, i would lose respect as well. Her business manager! Who is she kidding! Sad… Who are these friends?

    • Bread and Circuses says:

      She didn’t know she owed the IRS so much money. She didn’t know her teeth had gotten so bad.

      She didn’t realize she left the store wearing the necklace. She didn’t realize she hadn’t thanked Charlie. She didn’t see any baby stroller.

      The black kid was driving. Gavin was driving. Those weren’t her pants.

      • the original bellaluna says:

        Excellent summary, B&C (and quite accurate)!

        (I’m sure there are more, but I’m not in the mood right now….)

      • Zombie Shortcake says:

        Those were sea Jasper stones. Suge Knight’s son stole the jewelry. Elizabeth Taylor’s trailer trashed itself. The designer clothes from the photoshoots walked by themselves. That psychic walked into my fist. Somebody else clogged all the toilets. Lol

      • Debbie says:

        It all started with the pants.

      • Annie says:

        She didn’t realize stealing a $2,500 diamond necklace was a felony, because diamonds are made of the same stuff as coal. She didn’t realize rental Porsches had brakes. She didn’t realize the word gypsy can be offensive. She didn’t realize buying crack, oops sea jasper in broad daylight in the middle of a busy street doesn’t look good. She didn’t realize if someone invites you over for a sleepover, stealing a quarter million’s worth of their jewellry isn’t ok. She didn’t realize who Suge Knight is. She didn’t realize teeth don’t grow back.

  27. The Original Mia says:

    Shawn knows she won’t get that money back. She’s just happy to be free of this trainwreck.

  28. lucy2 says:

    She should probably put the IRS at the top of her creditors list.

  29. erika says:

    WAKE UP B*TCH!!!

    Is Judge Sauer boring you sweetheart? I’m sorry….you’re right, this court session really sucks w/out the complimentary ‘fairy dust’ (coke) and morning juice (vodka a la orange juice).

    Give it up Crackie!!! please. “As IF!” Please tell me that there is no way Holly will take her back. I suspect Holly has a LOT more pride than to hookup w; the Cracken again. I’d think she’d be the laughing stock of Los Angeles not to mention the law…

    lie in your bed Lolo, you know, your mirrored one.

  30. Byte Me says:

    Shawn should write a book, probably the only way she can make up the money Lindsay owes her.

  31. d says:

    Talk is cheap. Lindsey and only Lindsey can take responsibility for her actions and inactions. Hopefully this is the first of many reality checks to get her on the road to being employable. But until then, it’s all talk until things get done on time and on a consistent basis.

  32. Ruyana says:

    Even if Lindsay does find a way to pay Shawn, that’s for work already done. It will not obligate Shawn to take Lindsay back as a client.

  33. Ang says:

    I never thought I’d set something nice about this trick but those boots are hot!

  34. skuddles says:

    Ah Lindz… karma’s a bitch huh? In fact, it’s quite obvious you ARE karma’s bitch. Good luck y’all! ;)

  35. Madriani's Girl says:

    Wait a second. I am so tired of TMZ changing their stories to make themselves look more accurate. For WEEKS they were reporting that she owed Shawn $300,00 not $150,000 but now they’re saying they’ve been saying $150,000 all along? Harvey Levin needs to pay more attention to what his “columnists” say before he shoots his mouth off.

  36. Lulu says:

    Man, you can see just how out of it LL is in that first photo. She is using every one of her forehead muscles to keep her eyelids up and no doubt a lot of amphetamines to keep them from just rolling up into her head.

  37. Debbie says:

    No, but really, she’s super serial this time, you guys.

  38. LouLou says:

    She looks like Smeagol from Lord of the Rings.

  39. Kat says:

    Now you’re outta there Shawn, stay out! Don’t get drawn into the Crackie’s f*cktacular legal mess again! You know she’ll never change. Enjoy your freedom!

  40. Bess says:

    White Oprah speaks (for a check):

    Dina Lohan Wants Lindsay to Settle Down, Have Kids

    “Extra” host Mario Lopez sat down for an exclusive interview with Dina Lohan, who talked about the rumors surrounding daughter Lindsay and her family. When asked if trouble seems to find Lindsay or Lindsay finds trouble,” her mother replied, “A little bit of both. I really think she’s a target and since I am a single parent, I think they think there’s a weaker link that she doesn’t have as much protection around her.”

    Dina said living in New York, closer to the family, is one way to keep Lindsay safe, “I have been trying to get her out of [L.A.] for five years… she’s safer at home.”

    As for the rumors the mother and daughter were reportedly turned away from two hotels when they arrived in Los Angeles for Lindsay’s recent court appearance, Dina laughed, “That was so silly. We got to the hotel, and there were so many paparazzi, so we opted out. We went to another hotel, the suites were full and then we ended up at the Beverly Hills Hotel.”

    Dina also said she is sick of being a tabloid target, calling herself the most misunderstood mom in America. She has written a new tell-all book, “A Parent Trapped,” which details the Lohan family drama, including her relationship with ex-husband Michael Lohan.

    Dina explained, “I don’t really want to speak about that on camera, but I’ve been a single mom my whole life. I’ve had sole custody and my other three have had no relationship with him… Yes, I feel like I’m the victim of domestic violence for years, so if I can save a life or change a life. I want it to be a helpful book. I’m always hopeful things will get better and slowly, but surely hopefully they are.”

    As for what Dina would like Lindsay to do in the future, “I just want to babysit.” For now, though, she is focused on keeping her daughter out of the headlines.

  41. Caroline says:

    When Mean Girls came out I was in junior high, back then she had so much potential, all WASTED
    She needs a reality check
    Really want to slap her silly