Lindsay Lohan was released from house arrest on Wednesday morning. The actress is back in the real world, after the 35 days with a monitor on her ankle conviction ends, Associated Press reports.
Once free from her ankle monitor, Lindsay Lohan is ready to put the past behind her. “I do understand that I need to gain some of the respect back, but I’m willing to work hard for that” Lohan has said earlier this month in an interview to Life & Style magazine. This may come as a shock “but I mean it: I want to start my community service. I want to finish that so I can work in August and September” the actress says.
Lohan indeed hasn’t finished her sentence yet. She still has 480 hours of community service, to which it will be added an anti-shoplifting class and a series of other terms imposed on the release. Her spokesman, Steve Honig states the actress is now “very focused” to resume her community work which involves time spent at the Los Angeles women’s shelter and at the county’s morgue.
Lohan’s ankle monitor has been removed around 10 a.m. and she left the jail system about 20 minutes later.
The decision to put Lindsay Lohan on house arrest was due to the overcrowding in the L.A. women’s prison. During her 35-day-stay-at-home, the authorities were alarmed several times as the ankle monitor presented her out of the arrest area. Upon arrival,they noticed that they had to replace it because of some drink spilling during the parties Lihan threw while she was a prisoner in her own home in Venice Beach.
The Superior Court Judge Stephanie Sautner told the actress not to drink alcohol and not to throw parties while on house arrest. This came after finding out the actress wans’t told to restrict this type of behavior by the previous judge. “Don’t give people a reason to hate you” the judge told her.
Lindsay Lohan has a lot of work to do this year. Besides helping the community for almost 500 hours, she will start filming on “Gotti: In The Shadow of My Father” in late 2011.