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Lindsay Lohan pleads not guilty in lying allegations

January 15, 2013 12:00:00 AM PST
Lindsay Lohan pleaded not guilty in a misdemeanor case regarding allegations she lied to police about a traffic accident Tuesday.

Santa Monica's City Attorney's Office charged Lohan with willlfully resisting, obstructing or delaying an officer, providing false information to an officer, and reckless driving on Nov. 9. The charges stem from an accident in June when the actress' Porsche slammed into the back of a truck. The "Mean Girls" star was on her way to shoot a beach scene for the Lifetime Original movie "Liz & Dick" when the accident occurred.

Following the collision, she told police her assistant was driving, which police believe is a lie.

Lohan did not attend the hearing in downtown Los Angeles. Attorney Shawn Holley, however, pleaded not guilty on the actress' behalf. The lawyer's appearance comes a day after rumors claimed the actress had fired Holley, who has represented the actress in multiple criminal cases.

Superior Court Commissioner Jane Godfrey asked Holley whether she was remaining Lohan's lawyer Tuesday, a question Holley asked to answer privately, off the record. Holley did not make any statements to the media about whether her future as Lohan's attorney was in any jeapordy, following the arraignment.

The starlet also made headlines in June after she was found unconscious in her Marina del Rey hotel room while filming the biographical film. Lohan's publicist later denied reports she was taken to a hospital by paramedics and blamed the scare on exhaustion due to a tough work schedule.

Her latest run in with police occurred in June following a fight at a New York City nightclub where authorities say she struck a woman in the face with her hands.

The 26-year-old is on probation for a 2011 necklace theft case and could be sentenced to 245 days in jail if a judge determines she violated her probation.

Lohan is scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 30. for a pretrial hearing and a second hearing regarding her probation violation.

Godfrey also set a Feb. 27 trial date on the three misdemeanour counts.


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