A California judge has issued an arrest warrant for Lindsay Lohan after the troubled star failed to attend a mandatory hearing in Los Angeles. According to the actress’ lawyer, Lohan was unable to appear in court because she has been stuck in France since her passport was stolen. The judge set bail at $100,000.
The actress is currently attending the Cannes Film Festival, but according to The Associated Press, Lohan’s lawyer Shawn Chapman Holley said the star is due back in the U.S. on Friday evening. Los Angeles’ ABC 7 reported that Lohan is scheduled to go to the U.S. Embassy in France on Thursday (May 20) to get a new passport. Superior Court Judge Marsha Revel, however, showed no sympathy for the actress.
“If she wanted to be here, it looks to the court that she could have been here,” Revel said, according to the AP.
In addition to revoking Lohan’s probation, the judge barred the entertainer from consuming alcohol and required her to submit to weekly random drug testing. Lohan will also be required to wear an alcohol-monitoring bracelet.
Lohan pleaded guilty in 2007 to two misdemeanor drug charges and no contest to two counts of driving with a blood-alcohol level above 0.08 percent and one count of reckless driving. The star’s probation was extended for an additional year in October after Lohan experienced difficulty adhering to the terms of her probation.
According to ABC 7, Michael Lohan’s attorney Lisa Bloom spoke to reporters at the courthouse about her client’s daughter’s current situation. “There could be a private agreement between the parties,” said Bloom. “Somebody does have to want to go to rehab, and we hope that Lindsay will get to that point.”
Despite Lohan’s notoriously public professional and personal struggles, Revel said earlier this year that the star was making “good progress.” On Monday, the actress denied reports that she has failed to complete the mandatory number of alcohol-education classes, saying in a Hollywood.tv online video that she has “been in compliance more than ever.”