Lindsay Lohan's community service: Actress may serve food to homeless (Exclusive)
Serving food to homeless women at a Los Angeles shelter is one of many tasks Lindsay Lohan may be required to perform as part of her court-ordered community service, OnTheRedCarpet.com has learned.
The 24-year-old actress has until the end of the week to register for her duties at the Downtown Women's Center in the Skid Row area of Los Angeles, where she must complete the bulk of the 480 hours of community service that were handed down as part of a sentence for violating her probation.
"Through her community service work, Miss Lohan will provide support and service for the Ladies at DWC, in the same manner a volunteer would," according to a statement from the center, obtained exclusively by OnTheRedCarpet.com on Tuesday, April 26. "That could include: Preparing and serving a meal, donation sorting or assisting case managers who are helping women connect to housing or healthcare services."
"DWC hopes that Miss Lohan is inspired by her experience here," Lisa Watson, DWC CEO, said in the statement."
Lohan could also be ordered to help create "unique items for MADE by DWC - an innovative social enterprise cafe and gift boutique offering handmade products that will open on Friday, April 29," the statement added.
On Friday, April 22, Lohan appeared at a hearing regarding a $2,500 necklace that was reported missing from a jewelry store. She pleaded not guilty to a reduced charge of misdemeanor theft.
After reviewing evidence and hearing from witnesses, a judge determined that the actress had not obeyed the law and had therefore violated her probation stemming from a 2007 drunk driving and cocaine possession case.
The judge ordered Lohan to serve 120 days in jail and perform 480 hours of community service - including 120 hours, or 15 days, at a morgue.
"Lindsay will have to perform janitorial work - she will be required to clean toilets, vacuum, throw away trash and work in the maintenance department," Los Angeles County Coroner's Assistant Chief Ed Winter told OnTheRedCarpet.com. "She won't touch dead bodies, but she will be around them."
The judge picked the Downtown Women's Center because she wanted the actress to see how needy women live. She chose the morgue as an additional venue because she wanted Lohan to see the consequences of drunk driving.
On Friday, after her sentencing, Lohan spent several hours inside a Los Angeles jail before she was bailed out. The actress' attorney has since filed an appeal on the judge's probation violation ruling. Both that case as well as the one regarding the reduced necklace theft charge are currently under review.
Lohan has been to jail several times for stints that have lasted between 84 minutes and 14 days. In September 2010, before a hearing about her probation and after spending 15 hours behind bars for another violation, Lohan visited a Los Angeles homeless shelter called the Dream Center, saying on her Twitter page: "It's so important to give back."
Meanwhile, Lohan is trying to advance her film career. She has not scored a major movie hit since "Mean Girls" came out in 2004. On April 21, it was announced that she has been cast as Kim Gotti in the new film "Gotti: Three Generations," which stars John Travolta as mob boss John Gotti, Sr., her character's father-in-law.