Lindsay in happier days!
Frenzied paparazzi and media hounds from quite a few of the top news agencies around the country, swarmed like sharks down at the Beverly Hills Courthouse bright-and-early today, in a desperate effort to snatch up juicy tidbits about Lindsay Lohan and her morning appearance in court to face charges on a potential probation violation.
That hearing was no piece of cake for the troubled actress, for starters.
In fact, at one point, the Judge was forced to move for a recess, to satisfy a request by the prosecutor.
Apparently, Linday's attorney was prepared to present documents to the Judge which established that her client met the requirements of her probation (thus determining that Lohan was in compliance with the terms of the court agreement); however, the prosecutor protested on the grounds that her office had not received copies or been afforded the opportunity to review the documentation for authenticity.
The paperwork also included "evidence" that substantiated that Lindsay's various excuses in respect to other issues (a stolen passport, scram device being triggered at MTV awards, etc.) were not tall tales in a web of deception weaved to deceive the Judge presiding over the proceedings.
In addition, the Judge noted her frustration over the fact that the Lindsay Lohan's "track record" of attendance in her court-ordered classes was not available.
While the Judge admitted that protecting their client's privacy was not improper, she wondered aloud why the paperwork was not submitted if - as Lohan claimed - the obligations were met without any hitches.
But, the big surprise descended on Ms. Lohan when she stepped into an elevator while in transit at the courthouse.
Out-of-nowhere, a process server attempted to hand-off a complaint for damages (civil lawsuit), to the emotionally distraught star.
"Get him out of here," she alleged screamed, shortly after refusing the paperwork in front of a throng of startled onlookers.
In response, the process server dropped the complaint at her feet, beaming that service was effected.
According to the "Tough as Nails" delivery man, service is quite proper "if there is a "face-to-face" encounter.
Notwithstanding, it should be noted that the purpose of "service" is to notify the defendant of the pending litigation.
No doubt, after the ugly incident this morning, Lindsay is keen to the fact she is being sued.