Sorry, Charlie! Sheen, that is, who thought maybe he was saving Lindsay Lohan from tax collectors when he wrote her a check for $100K last week. Apparently, it just wasn't enough, because the IRS has reportedly seized Lindsay's bank accounts, so that they can collect the back taxes she owes. Apparently, she owes at least $233,904 for 2009 and 2010, plus more for 2011. Oof.
This, of course, ontop of her recent assault arrest and jailing for "lying to the police." It's almost enough to make you feel, well, BAD for her! I know, whaaaaat!
Whenever I hear the latest LiLo's trainwreck development, the instinctive reaction tends to be eye-rolling or channel changing. Newsflash: She's a TOTAL mess! Can we just get over it already? But now that it's looking like this assault arrest and other legal issues could land her in jail -- and during Christmas and New Year's to boot? Ouch. For some reason, that makes my heart go out to her. Also, I'm not quite convinced that she's entirely to blame for all of the trouble she's currently in.
I'd buy that she ducked out on paying taxes. Could be a result of that twisted celeb mentality that she's above the IRS or just laziness. But the details surrounding the assault are sort of fishy. LiLo even hired a private investigator to check out the background of Tiffany Mitchell, the psychic accusing Lindsay of punching her. And then the whole lying to the police ordeal? Hmm, could have been a misunderstanding. Maybe it's all sort of like what happened with Liz & Dick ... The upshot may have been problematic but not nearly as disastrous as the media would have us believe?
Okay, so the girl's track record doesn't really make it easy to give her the benefit of the doubt when it comes to any run-in with the law. But this time, something tells me we should. At the very least, hopefully she can avoid spending the holidays in the slammer.
Do you think LiLo should have to go to jail this Christmas?
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