Lohan had intended to perform community service there on Thursday but was turned away because she was late. But this morning, she arrived about 7 a.m. and was escorted inside the facility.
The staff at the morgue has been warned that anyone taking a picture of the actress will be fired on the spot, according to published reports.
The warning was delivered Wednesday, along with a reminder that staff members are prohibited from taking any non-official pictures inside the morgue, according to published reports.
Lohan was assigned to the morgue in a ruling Wednesday by Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Stephanie Sautner, who revoked her probation stemming from the 2007 DUI case and this year’s misdemeanor theft case
involving a $2,500 necklace purloined from a jewelry store in Venice.
Sautner said Lohan’s failure to show up for nine community service appointments at the Downtown Women’s Center on Skid Row had shown a disregard for the court’s orders. Lohan “blew off” the 360 hours of community service that she had been ordered to complete at the center, putting in only 21 hours, the judge said.
“There has been violation after violation,” Sautner said, asserting that probation is a gift and “not a right.”
Disregarding arguments that Lohan still had time to complete the required community service, Sautner scheduled a hearing for Nov. 2 to determine what additional punishment, if any, the actress would face, and she set Lohan’s bail at $100,000. Lohan posted bail and left the courthouse shortly after noon Wednesday.
The judge said that after posting bail, Lohan would have to report to the county morgue, and she urged her to perform a minimum of 16 hours of community service work there before the Nov. 2 hearing.
But what’s been dubbed “guts duty” in a workplace reported to be so noxious that spontaneous heaving is common did not start well for the 25-year- old star of such movies as “Mean Girls” and “Freaky Friday.” She was
scheduled to arrive at 8 a.m. Thursday but showed up only at 8:41 a.m. and was turned away, said coroner’s Chief Craig Harvey.
“She’s welcome to come back, but she has to show up on time,” Harvey said.
In a message posted on Twitter, Lohan apologized for Thursday’s tardiness, which she blamed on confusion about where to go and delays caused by the media.
“… I’m sorry for the confusion that I may of (sic) caused to those at the coroner’s office. Won’t happen again, now I know where to go! Thank you for your help.”