Lindsay Lohan’s E-Trade-debacle lawyer is equally crazy as Lindsay


CB sent me this story yesterday, but after the E-Trade debacle (which has a new chapter that I’ll to in a moment), I was slightly Lohan-ed out. Which brings me to a conversation point: the banning of Lindsay on this site. CB and I have talked about it, and the truth is, Lindsay is still totally gossip-worthy, as evidenced by how many hits we consistently get on Lohan posts. She’s a hot mess, yes, but she’s also crazy and arrogant and delusional, and even though it might make me a bad person, I find that I enjoy writing about her shenanigans. She doesn’t have the sheer tragedy of Britney Spears – Lindsay’s downfall isn’t about some chemical imbalance or anything, Lindsay’s problem is The Cult of Entitlement, you know? No one telling her “no”, no one telling her “you can’t pull this sh-t and still have a career.” Except people did say that to Lindsay, and she was too coked up to listen.

Anyway, the first story is that Lindsay was on a UK talk show with Alan Carr, and Carr asked her a bunch of “uncomfortable questions”. Like, “Are you Arthur or you Martha now? Are you back on the c-ck?” I’ll give Lindsay credit for looking genuinely embarrassed:

Meanwhile, in Lindsay’s-only-problem-is-her-childhood-milkaholism news, Lawyers for both “sides” are speaking out. Mostly, it’s Lindsay’s sketchy lawyer doing the talking, but E-Trade did release a short statement to Esquire: “While E*TRADE doesn’t typically comment on pending litigation, we felt it appropriate given the high level of interest in the E*TRADE Baby. With the E*TRADE Baby, our advertising campaign is meant to be witty and memorable, while effectively communicating the powerful investing tools and services offered by E*TRADE. We believe the claims are without merit and we intend to defend ourselves vigorously in this case.” Lindsay’s lawyer, Stephanie Ovadia, had much more to say:

Lindsay Lohan’s case against E*Trade is heating up, with both sides trading barbs, denials and accusations over a TV ad about a “milk-a-holic” baby named Lindsay. Since being filed in New York on Monday, the lawsuit has raised more than a few eyebrows. Stephanie Ovadia, Lohan’s lawyer at the forefront of the lawsuit, tells PopEater that skeptics need to look at the “totality of the commercial, taking into account name and characterization.”

If you really want to know when E*Trade (or its ad agency, Grey Group) turned the corner and decided to model the boyfriend-stealing baby after Lohan, Ovadia asserts, all you need to do is look at the ad’s script. “This script is a very important piece,” she tells us. “Because, slowly, all of the pieces are fitting together to make one complete picture.”

That “piece” of the puzzle emerged this week via Esquire magazine, which happened to be embedded with Grey while they were crafting the baby ads. In the original script, dated Aug. 11 of last year, the “other woman/baby” character was named Deborah. In an updated draft six weeks later, the “bimbus” (which was eventually changed to “milk-a-holic”) was changed to Lindsay. Adding confusion to the mix, the name Deborah was still referred to later in the script, but scratched out for the new name.

As we previously reported, Lohan is suing the company for $100 million, insisting they modeled the baby after her. Ovadia insists that because of her stardom, Lohan now has single-name recognition among the general public.

Lohan believes that under New York state law, E*Trade was supposed to ask for her approval before using the name. They want the TV spot off the air and want $50 million in exemplary damages and another $50 million in compensatory damages.

[From PopEater]

Ugh. This lawyer sounds as bad as Lindsay, doesn’t she?


Lindsay in Paris on March 9 & 11, 2010. Credit: ANG/Fame Pictures.

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  1. teehee says:

    The one thing that always realllly bugs me about her is her feigned modesty. She always cups her face with her hands like shes pretending to be surprised or shocked by things but you know she has a gutter mind and lifestyle and is anything BUT bothered or shocked by a suggestive comment or joke etc. She lives hardcore, and at least to me its obvious that she tries to hide it and still portray a sweet character.
    I dont buy it…

  2. Lauren says:

    I genuinely feel bad for Lindsay…her parents are so disfunctional & idiotic..she is a good actress, but her addictions have gotten the best of her.

  3. bellaluna says:

    Is insanity contagious? Because it sure seems like Lindsay manages to infect everyone around her, like Ebola. And if I’m not mistaken, this “lawyer” also represented Hailey (Jon G’s ex). Wow, what a stellar client list!

  4. Carrie says:

    Thank you for finally explaining why it is I felt horrible when all the attention was on Britney’s downfall and not at all badly for Lindsay- Britney has a mental illness, one that is controlled by medicine, but one that was clearly evident during her turmoil a few years ago. It felt wrong to make fun of Britney, because it was clear that she was sick and under the control of some really shady people. Lindsay just pissed it all away on drugs and bratty behavior and chance after chance (She was in a movie with Meryl Streep! And another with Jane Fonda! She had a career that any young working actress would sell her mother for, and she wasted it all).

    And yes, Dina and Michael are cockroaches, but people have survived bad parents in Hollywood before.

  5. Twocats says:

    Gawd she looks dreadful….totally burnt out. Only 23 and she’s lost her looks – you’d think her vanity alert would click on and remind her that a steady diet of vodka, adderall, coke and red bull doesn’t really add to a girl’s general attractiveness.

  6. judyjudy says:

    The funniest thing about this is they see someone portraying a drunk man-stealer and they automatically assume it is supposed to be her.

  7. Maria says:

    just goes to show, you can get a lawyer for any crazy claim you want to make. SOMEONE will represent you.

  8. LindyLou says:

    Hohan should write a new book – Better Living Through Litigation. Her new career move!!

  9. CB Rawks says:

    Worst hat ever.
    Hmm, Hailey Mills is on the phone.

  10. moo says:

    what if the milkoholic baby on ETrade is named LindsEy? problem solved!

  11. Courtney says:

    She’s looking a little like female Pete Doherty in the first picture! Scary!

  12. Trillion says:

    Judyjudy: YES! Exactly!!

  13. Lem says:

    Don’t ban the Lohans. they are MY crack!

  14. Catherine says:

    How she can say that commercial has anything to do with her is beyond words. She should sue over the Intervention and Addicted ads. Now that she can relate to.

  15. lildebbie says:

    She’s starting to dress like Boy George. Geezus. Her fifteen minutes have come and gone.

  16. GatsbyGal says:

    I think her lawyer just took this case to get some name recognition for herself.

  17. d says:

    By all means, ban her from the site. I wouldn’t miss her. I was thinking about the hits thing before I clicked and then asked myself why I did that, because I don’t care about her or anything to do with her dumb life, because it’s always the same story anyway. The real story about LL would be that she got her act together, but I highly doubt that will happen.

  18. says:

    Good call, GatsbyGal.

  19. Melanie says:

    An Arthur or a Martha! Those crazy Brits are too much! Do you remember when Martha Stewart totally shamed her while cooking a pot roast? That was funny….

  20. neelyo says:

    Courtney, I thought the same thing. She could be Pete Doherty’s older sister.

  21. Dhavy says:

    $50 Million? she’s not even worth half a mill, I guess that’s how much she needs to pay everyone she owes support her crack intake

  22. AnonPlus says:

    Someone needs to educate her. There exists more than one woman with the same name ‘Lindsay’.

  23. BillieJo says:

    Oh my gosh. She looks like crap! She’s squinting, glassy eyes, and her skin is blotchy.
    She also looks crazy. Really, she needs psych meds, stat.

  24. Hautie says:

    I have decided that Lindsay’s parents must have a huge insurance policy on her.

    It took maybe a week for Daddy Spears to get control of Britney. So if Lindsay’s parents had any interest in her, they could do the same thing.

    Lord knows there is enough evidence to prove she is a danger to herself.

    But it is impossible to cash in that insurance policy if she is still breathing. So they just sit and wait for a tragedy.

  25. Noriko Takaya says:

    God I hope you’re wrong, Hautie. I suspect you’re not but I hope you are.

  26. Lia says:

    Lohan and her ridiculous mother have found a new way to generate income, eh? Lohan has not achieved the status of “first name only”, no matter what she believes in her own fried mind. I never even put the two together when I saw the ad. She should wish she was a “milkaholic”…… then maybe she could earn a living doing honest work instead of suing big companies for her income. I hope eTrade fights this all the way to the end. The public certainly backs eTrade.

  27. Angela says:

    This is one celebrity death from an overdose that not only would not surprise the public, but would probably come as a welcome bit of information. We are so tired of reading about this idiot. Her life is ruined; it’s over. Can we move on, please?

  28. Chloe says:

    I would have thought Lindsay Funke before Lindsay Lohan, but I do love a good delusional lawsuit.

  29. gg says:

    ” Ovadia insists that because of her stardom, Lohan now has single-name recognition among the general public.”

    NOO, because of her DRUNKEN BULL$4IT DRUGGIE DRAMAS, Lohan now has single-name recognition.

  30. ThunderC*nt says:

    It sickens me when people wish this woman dead. Never jinx yourself, family or pets with this bile.

    I believe that people who can’t stand her also come from a dysfunctional childhood similar to her and can’t understand why she doesn’t pull out the ol’ American way -Pull yourself up by the bootstraps-

    Can’t they have some compassion for a lost soul? Have they seen her parents and realize she’s only 23? Everyone has something, eating disorder, smoking cigs et al.

    Everyone just loves RDJr now, why not her?

  31. thepickle says:

    Looks like Pete Doherty in that first shot.

  32. GatsbyGal says:

    @ThunderC*nt – You’re kidding us, right? Compassion for a lost soul? I lost all compassion for that waste of flesh after she was given numerous chances to fix herself and squandered them. She’s a spoiled brat, a narcissist of the highest calibur, and an epic drama queen (and a thief, to boot).

    And RDJr was just as worthless as her for a time. But he actually took control of his life and worked extremely hard to make it back into Hollywood and back on top. If Lohan ever manages to do this, she will perhaps be equally as beloved as RDJr, but until then, she’s looking like a hopeless case who doesn’t want to get better.

  33. e-non says:

    and you can bet that part of the strategy to prove lohan’s q-rating will be her constant presence on gossip sites.

  34. Miriam says:

    To say nothing of her actual behavior, but how can anyone allow themselves to leave the house looking like she does in these photos? Is she blind?

  35. dovesgate says:

    She’s only 23? Seriously?

    And yes, she does look like Pete Doherty in the top photo. Scary!

  36. RaraAvis says:

    Doesn’t anyone remember when Spike Lee sued the Spike TV network for the same reason – he thought he had a “copyright” on the name Spike? He was embarrassed by the court. The irony is that this delusional bitch in incapable of embarrassment, so she’ll continue protesting even after she loses – like some shirtless fool on Cops.

  37. Johnthing says:

    Her hair is looking mighty thin and stringy.

  38. Madisyn says:

    BFD they changed the name from Deborah to Lindsay. I’m sure in these types of meetings when writing scripts names, dates, places change all the time. Someone is desperate for ATTENTION AND MONEY!

  39. Leek says:

    One hundred million dollars would buy a lot of cocaine. Her mother should hope she doesn’t get her hands on all that money or her “child” will be ODed by next year.

  40. Ruby Red Lips says:

    Please don’t ban Lohan – I would miss the comments and ridiculous self deluded stardom reports of Lohan’s life.

    Just want to say that this whole law suit is absurd – if she wins this I will give up with reality – £100M for no reason, guess Dina is thinking all her Christmas’ have come at once – Lohan may be rich soon!

    Is a total joke & I hope it gets thrown out asap. Lindsay is obv broke, and needs money for drugs….oh so lets sue someone for a obscene amount of money because I am a one named superstar – not a cracked out hasbeen paparrazi’s dream

    Watched Alan Carr & Lindsay was so emnbarrassed – he was great, she was so fake and he was totally not letting her get away with anything – I thought she looked so angry but had to be composed to keep up her ‘public face’ – tho, she looked such a mess – she really needs a new mirror

  41. Ashley says:

    Don’t block Lindsay. Keep the gossip coming.

  42. Share The Wine says:

    So, wait. Lindsay Lohan is suing because the E*Trade baby exhibited the same “Lindsay Lohan persona” traits that she denies all the time and says the tabloids made up? Why can’t she just get $100 million dollars by focusing her energies on acting, getting good roles, and less about peddling Cheetos-dust-looking spray tan in a can?