Lindsay Lohan to Serve Jail Time After Violating Probation

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The embattled actress appeared Tuesday in a California courtroom, and was deemed to be in violation of her probation. She was ordered to serve 90 days in prison, followed by 90 days of in-patient treatment, after surrendering to the court on July 20.

With Lohan having missed 7 out of 27 weeks in her alcohol-education program, judge Marsha Revel announced the decision around 3:25 p.m. local time, not only to those assembled in the court but also to a sizeable audience of Lohan observers around the globe, tuning in via live webcast.

“I couldn’t have been more clear,” the judge said of her previous orders for Lohan, regarding the attending of alcohol-education classes. “The court does find her in violation.”

Lohan, through sobs, addressed the court just prior to sentencing: “I did do everything I was told, and did the best I could to balance jobs and showing up,” she told the judge. “It’s just been such a long haul I don’t want you to think I don’t respect you and your terms, because I really thought I was doing what I was supposed to do and I mean that with all my heart.”

Prior to Lohan’s statement, Revel re-read for the defendant her previous orders that Lohan attend the classes each and every week – emphasizing that her precise orders directing attendance and completion of the coursework were not explicitly followed by the young star. (TIME’s been worried about Lohan since 2007.)

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