The 'Mean Girls' actress

Lindsay Lohan judge removes herself from case

The judge who sent Lindsay Lohan to prison has removed herself from the case after a prosecutor complained she improperly contacted experts or participants in the case privately.

Superior Court Judge Marsha Revel removed herself Friday, court spokesman Allan Parachini and district attorney's office spokesman Jane Robison said.

Beverly Hills Superior Court Judge Elden Fox is now handling the Lohan case.

Revel's clerk said there would be no comment, and she referred callers to Parachini.

Deputy District Attorney Danette Meyers was in court and unavailable for comment.

Robison said there were several instances when the judge had communications and the prosecutor was not present or told afterward.

In one instance, the judge contacted the Morningside Recovery rehab facility, which was not on a list provided by her court-appointed experts. She then selected Morningside as a place to send Lohan.

Lohan attorney Shawn Chapman Holley eventually persuaded the judge to send Lohan to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

The 'Mean Girls' actress was released earlier this month from the women's jail in Lynwood, where she served 13 days of a 90-day sentence for violating her probation in a 2007 drug case.

She immediately went to the UCLA drug rehabilitation facility for a court-ordered three-month stint.

(Published by Telegraph - August 11, 2010)

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