Published November 03, 2011
Lindsay Lohan may have scored a nude spread in Playboy magazine, but her forthcoming stint behind bars for violating the terms of her probation could scuttle her half-a-million dollar deal as the face for German designer Philipp Plein’s 2012 campaign.
During Wednesday’s hearing Superior Court Judge Stephanie Sautner sentenced the troubled star to 30 days in jail, ordered that all of her community service be completed at the L.A. County Morgue, and imposed a stringent set of rules and a timeline pertaining to how she must complete the rest of her probation – which also includes psychotherapy sessions.
Failure to do so will result in a warrant being issued for her arrest and subsequently going directly to the slammer for another 270 days.
"Lindsay has contributed a great deal to Philipp brand and we can only hope that something can be worked out so that Lindsay will be able to make a couple of appearances that have already been planned in Europe,” Nathan Folks of Twisted Game, who facilitated the deal with business partner Cassandra Gava, told FOX411’s Pop Tarts column.
According to an inside source, however, Lohan was contracted to make an appearance in Dusseldorf, Germany as early as November 15 – which now looks to be in serious jeopardy.
“I don’t know how this is all going to play out,” said the source. “But if she doesn’t make the designated appearances, she is going to lose a whole bunch of money.”
Following her last court appearance, and faced with the high possibility she would be thrown back behind bars, Plein told us that he was continuing to stand by his model, and that it was her “unconventional, unpredictable” nature that got her the gig in the first place.
“Lohan’s image is consistent with many of the Philipp Plein brand values, that include unconventionality and controversy, with a rock and roll spirit. These elements, combined with Lohan’s talent, beauty and high visibility made her an ideal choice as the face of this young upcoming luxury brand,” added Plein rep Jennifer Leppla of PR Logo.
A rep for Lohan did not respond to a request for comment.
However, it seems the “Mean Girls” star was fully prepared and ready to be sentenced to more jail time ahead of Wednesday’s hearing. A source close to the family said Lohan was “calm and collected” leading up to the date with the Judge, and was definitely “expecting something.”
“She is ready to get this behind her,” continued the insider.
Lohan herself seemed pleased with the outcome, and according to TMZ, uttered “Thank God” under her breath while leaving the court house. And she soon may have even more reason to smile, with legal experts predicting that her 30 days in the clink will be more like a blink-and-you-will-miss-it ordeal.
“Lindsay won't have time to take off her Manolo Blahnik shoes before the Los Angeles Sheriff releases her from jail. A defendant typically does 20 percent jail time on a misdemeanor sentence but given the very big problem of overcrowding in jails in Los Angeles County, Lindsay will be released from jail within minutes of her surrender,” said California-based criminal defense attorney, R.J. Manuelian, added. “I was surprised with the sentence and thought the judge was lenient considering Lohan's poor performance on probation but then again the Judge can't do much other than max her out with one year of total jail time. Even with a one year sentence she would be out of jail within three months or less.”