Lindsay Lohan owes almost $94K in back taxes, sued by paparazzo
Lindsay Lohan is in legal trouble again.
The 25-year-old actress owes the federal government almost $94,000 in unpaid taxes, the Associated Press reported, adding that a lien seeking payment for the 2009 tax year was recently filed. Earlier this week, a celebrity photographer sued the actress, saying he was injured when her driver hit him with his vehicle as he tried to take pictures of Lohan in Hollywood in 2010.
Lohan, a favorite target of the paparazzi, has not addressed the matter publicly and her spokesperson declined comment about her finances. She has often slammed the paparazzi on her Twitter page for following her around.
Lohan has been on probation since she was convicted of drunken driving and cocaine possession in 2007. She has completed five jail stints, the most recent in November, and still has to complete community service hours as part of a sentence handed down in a jewelry theft case.
Reports about celebrities owing unpaid taxes to the Internal Revenue Service are common around this time of year, ahead of the April deadline for filing annual tax returns. Many stars often hire accountants and money managers to handle their finances.
LINDSAY LOHAN TO PLAY ELIZABETH TAYLOR?
Lohan has been trying to resurrect her acting career, which has stalled amid her legal woes. The actress is in "early talks" to play Elizabeth Taylor in the Lifetime television movie "Elizabeth & Richard: A Love Story," which is about the relationship between the late Hollywood icon and Richard Burton, her fifth husband, Deadline.com said.
A source close to the matter confirmed to OnTheRedCarpet.com that early discussions about the matter have been carried out. No air date has been set for the film and no other actors have been named as potential cast members.
Taylor, who died at age 79 last March, wed eight times and was divorced at the time of her death. She and Burton married and divorced twice.
Lohan recently channeled another Hollywood icon - Marilyn Monroe - in a nude photo shoot for Playboy magazine. She appears on the cover of its January/February 2012 issue, which founder Hugh Hefner said was breaking sales records.
The actress and Playboy have not commented about reports that said she was paid up to $1 million for the shoot, carried out just before she received a glowing probation report in December. (See a video of her in court)
Lohan, who rose to fame with hit movies such as "Mean Girls" in 2004 and "The Parent Trap" in 1998, has not appeared in many on-screen projects since her legal troubles began.
Over the past four years, she has been bombarded with attorney bills, court fees and thousands of dollars worth of court-mandated rehab sessions. Her jail bonds have reached the range of $200,000. In October 2011, she was sued by a limo company, which claimed she owed more than $90,000 for services it said it provided her and acquired interest.
In 2008, Lohan managed to generate income from a four-episode guest stint on the ABC show "Ugly Betty." She filmed the TV movie "Labor Pains," which aired on ABC Family, and a year later, shot a small part for the film "Machete."