What is up with Lindsay Lohan? It was just announced yesterday that Los Angeles prosecutors dropped a possible burglary case against her for lack of evidence and now today, August 29, 2012, TMZ is reporting that the actress is banned from the luxury Chateau Marmont hotel for an unpaid bill in the amount of $46,350.04.
Lindsay had been living at the Chateau Marmont since May 30, 2012. She apparently hadn’t made any payments on her bill so, on July 8, the hotel began dunning her, in effect, for her balance. Apparently, she didn’t pay. A request was then made for her to remove all of her belongings by August 1. You can see the letter and the itemized bill HERE. (You’ll need a .pdf reader to see it. You can download one HERE.)
A quick glance at the bill shows some amazing detail, like almost $1,900 in restaurant charges on July 4, along with over $600 in room service bills on the same day. There are also high dollar amounts for booze and cigarettes.
One might question why the hotel let her run up such a bill before doing anything about it. The first request for payment was on July 8 and yet they didn’t order her out until August 1. Was her star status enough for them to go easy on her? Did they want to be able to point to her as a resident, thus giving her more time? Whatever the reason, the hotel seems to have lost a lot of money.
Lindsay Lohan is no stranger to trouble. There have been DUIs and other motor vehicle charges, shoplifting and even a judgment against her for approximately $40,000 in tanning bills a few years ago. She was in trouble with another hotel in a drink-throwing incident in April and police are still investigating a crash earlier this year on the Pacific Coast Highway in which Lindsay was injured when she crashed into the back of a dump truck.
See a short biography of Lindsay Lohan in the video clip to the left of this article
Then there were the burglary accusations which were officially dismissed just yesterday, that she stole cash and other items while staying at the home of a friend. And she’s still on probation for a 2011 case for taking a $2,500 necklace without permission. A new felony burglary charge would have put her in serious jeopardy.
Lindsay recently resumed her acting career playing Liz Taylor in “Liz and Dick,” a movie made for Lifetime TV. She recently filmed “The Canyons,” with co-star James Deen, a major porn star.
So why is Lindsay Lohan trying to self-destruct? She is a beautiful and competent young actress who also sings and designs clothing. Is she a more troubled young lady than anyone knows or is it just a dangerous publicity stunt?
The answer is unknown, at least to the public. However, it would seem there are more productive ways of getting your name in the papers than repeatedly appearing at the defendant’s table.