Lindsay Lohan's Judge Marsha Revel Recuses Herself
The judge who ordered Lindsay Lohan to jail has takeen herself off the case following a complaint by a prosecutor that she improperly contacted experts or participants in the case privately. Among those contacted was a rehab facility.
Judge Marsha Revel, the judge who ordered Lindsay Lohan to jail, has taken herself off the case following a complaint by a prosecutor that she improperly contacted experts or participants in the case privately. Among those contacted was a rehab facility, officials said Wednesday.
Court spokesman Allan Parachini and district attorney’s office spokeswoman Jane Robison said that Superior Court Judge Marsha Revel recused herself on Friday.
The case will now be handled by Beverly Hills Superior Court Judge Elden Fox.
Revel’s clerck declined comment, only referring callers to Parachini. Robison said there were numerous instances when Judge Revel had communications without the prosecutor present, and without informing the prosecutor after.
The judge contacted Morningside Recovery rehab, a facility that is not included on a list provided by her court-appoined experts. She then chose Morningside as a rehab to send Lohan.
Shawn Chapman Holley, Lohan’s attorney, later convinced the judge that Lohan should be sent to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.
Lohan was released August 2 from jail in Lynwood after serving 14 days of her 90-day sentence for probation violation from her 2007 case.
Lohan went straight to the UCLA drug rehab to do a court-ordered three-month treatment.
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