Lindsay Lohan a No-Show in Court -- Are You Thinking What We're Thinking? (VIDEO)

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lindsay lohanWhen Lindsay Lohan does something completely crazy/illegal/spaced-out, etc., it's news to roughly, hmm, zero people. So hearing that she was a no-show in court today for a hearing involving the November 29 altercation at a NYC nightclub -- in which she allegedly punched a psychic and was arrested with a charge of misdemeanor assault -- comes as no real surprise. And the obvious gut reaction is, "Wow, what a spoiled brat to think she's above the law!" But here's the thing ... it actually sounds like, at least this time, she may have had every reason to stay home.

Even people who are usually at the ready to rip LiLo for her ridiculousness seem to agree that what went down that night was questionable. So it would seem to follow then that what LiLo was supposed to deal with in court today isn't really all that pressing or, hmm, dare I say, legitimate?

Remember, the woman LiLo allegedly punched, Tiffany Ava Mitchell, says she's a palm reader who was "trying to read the actress's fortune." But Mitchell didn't seek out medical attention after the incident, and when Lohan was arrested after the alleged altercation, her attorney, Mark Jay Heller, said the actress was "a victim of someone trying to capture their 15 minutes of fame." He also told reporters LiLo "never made any physical contact with the alleged victim. ... Lindsay Lohan did not commit any crime, she did not assault anyone, all she did is verbally request her privacy."

What's more, Heller explained he thinks the case may not even move forward, and in the meantime, LiLo's absence from court today was the result of unfiled paperwork. He said she'll only "appear in court when there is an accusatory document, which has not yet been filed," and he also signed required paperwork on her behalf today.

Sure, Lindsay and her lawyer could be full of hooey ... OR their explanation may be totally legit. Either way, it sounds like there really were some missing components preventing the hearing from taking place. While I don't usually give LiLo the benefit of the doubt, this could very well be one case in which we should.

What do you think -- should LiLo have gone to court or does it seem like she had good reason not to?



Image via Valerie Macon/Getty

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coppe... copperswifey

I guess it is a better excuse then she normally has. I'm so sick of her. On one hand I feel sorry for her because her parents are so messed up that she didn't have much of a chance, but on the other hand she acts like such a spoiled brat all the time and like she is above around and everything. It's annoying. :)

Bob192 Bob192

She should have been there.  You would think after all her mistakes at some point she would want to show people that she cares!  It must be nice being a celebrity and not having to take responsibility for anything!

Nelli... NellieAthome

copperswifey - you can't be that sick of Lindsay or you would not have read this article

Bob192 - taking responsibility has nothing to do with it - hundreds of people send their lawyers to court when paperwork has not yet been filed. The only difference here is that people like you, Maressa Brown and hundreds of others want to condemn people just because they are different from you and you are jealous.

Nelli... NellieAthome

And can we note that no actual charges have been filed against Ms Lohan. If people were not out to get their 15 minutes of fame by accusing her of things and the sleaze press was not so prompt to report on her as an "ongoing train wreck" then maybe this woman could live her life without all the nuts coming after her and jealous people making nasty comments

Oh, and maybe if people starting liking each other, giving each other the benefit of the doubt and stopped spreading hate and divisiveness America could make progress in solving its problems instead of sinking into a morass of hatred, envy and jealousy

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