Lindsay Lohan has spoken out to insist she is "following the rules" just hours after her lawyer defended the troubled actress by confirming "she didn't get a special deal" in court this week (beg20Jun11).
The Mean Girls star is currently serving three months under house arrest for violating her probation from a 2007 DUI case by taking a necklace from a California jewelry store. She was initially handed a jail sentence, but it was changed due to prison overcrowding.
Lohan was ordered back to court this week (beg20Jun11) to face allegations she failed an alcohol test, but she escaped any possible jail time when the judge ruled the test came after her booze ban expired.
Her lawyer Shawn Holley has spoken out to silence rumors Lohan has received special treatment, telling E! News, "People think celebrities get it easier and a break, but the converse is true... Anyone with her background would have gotten house arrest, she didn't get a special deal.
"I worried perception would harm her... But everyone - the judge, the courts - were professional, so it was fair. It was difficult in my mind. I believed public pressure would make the powers that be behave differently but she got what everyone would have (got)."
Lohan also spoke out to insist she is taking the terms of her punishment seriously, after the judge overseeing her case ordered her to stop throwing parties while under house arrest.
She tells TMZ.com, "I am responsible, and I'm following the rules and obeying my judge and the Los Angeles judicial system... I'd like to do what I must to get my film career back and the respect of directors, actors, writers, studio heads, fans and so on."