The drama really never ends for Lindsay Lohan. Yesterday the trouble-plagued actress received some good news – she’s off the hook for an alleged theft of $100,000 worth of watches, sunglasses, and silverware – but this morning she’s back in the headlines. The latest news involves an unpaid bill issued by her home away from home, the famed Hollywood hotel Chateau Marmont, in the amount of $46,350.04.
Did you pick your jaw up off the floor yet? OK, good – let’s continue. The “Liz & Dick” star stayed in the posh hotel during June and July, raiding the mini-bar and incurring large room service bills, and then – whoops! – failed to pay the hefty tab. The hotel alleges that it repeatedly requested payment from Lohan and didn’t receive it, forcing it to give her the boot from her room and ban her from the property until she paid up.
The letter from hotel general manager Philip Pavel to the 26-year-old drama queen dated July 31 was obtained by TMZ. “As you are aware from our previous correspondences starting on July 8, you currently owe the hotel a grand total of $46,350.04 in charges for your stay starting on May 30, 2012,” Pavel wrote. “As we have made repeated attempts to resolve this pressing matter over the last few weeks without any resolution, I regret to inform you that we will no longer be able to extend any further credit for you to remain in the hotel.”
Pavel, on behalf of the hotel, requested that Lohan remove all of her belongings from Suite 33 by the following day – and “until we get the matter of your outstanding debt paid, know that we will not be able to host you on the property.”
So how did Lohan rack up over $46,000 in 47 days? Her purchases on the itemized bill include a minibar bill totaling $3,145.07, restaurant charges for $1,992.07, and $686 in cigarettes. She also bought magazines (perhaps to read about her headline-making drama?), sent out her laundry, shipped something through FedEx and charged it to the room, and ordered enough room service to feed multiple families (in one day she dropped $685.96).
Lohan was staying at Chateau Marmont while she filmed “Liz & Dick,” which is supposed to be a comeback vehicle for the star. However, her off-screen antics continue to be what is best known about Lohan. In the brief period in which she filmed the movie, she was involved in a car accident, which landed her in the hospital and delayed production. During another incident, paramedics rushed to her aid when producers called 911 after they were unable to wake her.
[Related: 'Liz & Dick' photo gallery]
Last week, Lohan – who is already on probation for the theft of a necklace – was named a suspect in a robbery of over $100,000 worth of jewelry and other items from a friend’s Los Angeles home. However, she got lucky when producer Sam Magid, who initially implicated Lohan in the theft from his residence, later retracted his original story that he suspected Lohan and her pals of stealing from him.