Beverly Hills, Calif. There were no tears, no last-minute pleading and no lecture from a judge warning Lindsay Lohan she was facing serious consequences for her latest misstep in a 3-year-old drug and drunken driving case.
Instead, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Elden S. Fox on Friday sent a simple and stern message to the troubled actress: she was going to jail for nearly a month as promised for failing a drug test.
When Lohan’s attorney, Shawn Chapman Holley asked to argue that bail should be set, Fox’s reply was simple: “Nope.”
Bailiffs closed in and Lohan stood up. Her estranged father, Michael, said “Oh God,” as she was handcuffed and solemnly led from the courtroom.
Within moments Lohan was stripped of her designer high-heel shoes and jewelry and on her way to the county women’s jail, where she will be held in an isolation unit. Her mother, Dina, carried the items in a clear plastic bag from the courtroom after the hearing.
Lohan is due back in court on Oct. 22, when Fox will formally determine whether she violated her probation and will spell out her sentence.