In Lindsay Lohan’s defense, maybe her fans are really annoying.
The troubled star faced a deadline of yesterday to complete a court-mandated 30 days of community service, and LiLo decided that time spent with fans should count towards her hours. Like, seriously. Her attorney argued that in front a judge and everything.
Lohan had done a meet-and-greet with fans as well as led a “work shadow experience” (i.e., letting people follow her around), which combined allowed her to knock out 80 hours of community service in just nine days. The prosecutor in the case tried to argue that “She got to shake hands with people, and that’s community service. I’d love to hang out with a celebrity all day and see their life, but this is not community service,” but it was to no avail; the judge credited Lohan with the hours and told the prosecutor he’d have to prove otherwise for the judge to overturn the decision.
I’m no lawyer, but this has to set some kind of incredible legal precedent for what constitutes “community service.” What’s next? Playing video games with your friends? Going out to lunch with an annoying friend? Talking to someone who you don’t really like? The possibilities are endless.