In an e-mail exchange between Lindsay Lohan and Access Hollywood reporter Billy Bush, the troubled star claims innocence. “I am innocent… did not do drugs, they’re not mine.” And regarding the report that Lindsay was engaging in a high-speed car chase which lead to cops pulling her over, she explains, “I was almost hit by my assistant Tarin’s mom. I appreciate everyone giving me my privacy.”
But with her latest DUI arrest coinciding with the release of her new movie, I Know Who Killed Me, the star is forced to cancel press engagements, starting with last night’s appearance on The Tonight Show. In her place, filling in as a last-minute replacement, was comic actor Rob Schneider, who dressed up in drag as the troubled 21-year-old, even going as far as wearing an alcohol-monitoring device.
And as for whether or not the late-night host holds a grudge against canceling guests, Jay’s monologue was laden with jokes aimed at the actresses’ expense. “We had Lindsay Lohan booked on the show tonight, but apparently, she was already booked. I thought our competition was Nightline and Letterman. Turns out it’s Cops and America’s Most Wanted.”
One person who’s having a hard time laughing is Lindsay’s mom, Dina, who spoke to The Insider about her daughter. As her mother, she claims to be “sick” over the news of her daughter’s recent troubles, but says that Lindsay “is in a safe place. We are doing everything in our power in support of Lindsay and I won’t give up — this is my daughter and we love her.”
Another member of Lindsay’s family who claims to have her best interests in mind is her estranged father, Michael, who told Extra he is partly to blame. “I know I’m responsible for part of this. I acted the same way myself. Lindsay is being torn from her family… running in all the wrong directions.”
Lindsay was arrested in a parking lot in Santa Monica after chasing a woman who police identified as the mother of an assistant who quit her job earlier that day. The woman called cops from her cell phone at 1:35 a.m. Pacific time.
Lindsay, who was driving a white Denali SUV, failed a field sobriety test and was taken to Santa Monica city jail, where blood-alcohol tests showed she had a level between .12 and .13. The legal driving limit in California is .08. She was released at 6:30 a.m.
Cocaine was found in her pants pocket while she was in jail, Lt. Alex Padilla says.
Lindsay surrendered to cops just last week on another DUI charge stemming from a Memorial Day weekend accident, when cocaine was also found in her car. It was after that accident that she checked herself into Promises. Since ending that program, she has been wearing an ankle bracelet that was said to detect any alcohol in her system.