Judge removes herself from Lindsay Lohan case

Wed Aug 11, 2010 5:44pm EDT
 
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The judge who sent Lindsay Lohan to jail has removed herself from the troubled young actress's drunken driving probation proceedings, following complaints she had improper conversations about the case.

Superior Court Judge Marsha Revel "was having calls and discussions with people on the case and we were not present," said Jane Robison of the Los Angeles District Attorney's office.

Robison said on Wednesday that Lohan's case will now be overseen by Judge Elden Fox, although there are no new court hearings.

Lohan, 24, is currently in a 90-day drug and alcohol rehabilitation program at the University of California, Los Angeles after having served 13 days behind bars for violating her probation in a pair of drunken driving cases.

Among the improper contacts Revel had with people in the case were discussions over where Lohan would attend rehab.

(Editing by Jill Serjeant)

 
<p>Actress Lindsay Lohan reacts beside her attorney Shawn Chapman Holley (R) as Judge Marsha Revel rules that Lohan had violated her probation on a 2007 drunken driving charge in Beverly Hills, California July 6, 2010. REUTERS/David McNew/Pool</p>