Lindsay Lohan's Twitter Freakout: Victim of 'Cruel and Unusual Punishment'?

Lindsay Lohan's lawyer, Shawn Chapman Holley, has reportedly resigned.

July 8, 2010 — -- Lindsay Lohan's lawyer is out.

According to, Shawn Chapman Holley, who's represented Lohan through her probation woes, is no longer representing Lohan. Tiffany Feder-Cohen will serve as the starlet's attorney instead.'s calls and emails to Holley and Feder-Cohen were not immediately returned.

Earlier today, Holley's office released a statement condemning the sentence Beverly Hills judge Marsha Revel handed down to Lohan, saying the 90 days of prison and 90 days of rehab Lohan received "is far harsher than what others would have received under similar circumstances."

Meanwhile, Lohan spent one of her few remaining evenings as a free woman complaining that she is the victim of "cruel and unusual punishment."

Wednesday, Lohan used her Twitter feed to cite Article 5 of the U.N. Universal Declaration of Human Rights and its prohibition against "torture" and "inhuman or degrading treatment."

After that, she tweeted a link to a Newsweek story about Iranian woman Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, sentenced to death by stoning for adultery. It's unclear whether Lohan was drawing a comparison to her case.

And, on a more contrite note, Lohan tweeted that her now-famous middle fingernail, painted with "F**k U" in an apparent message to the judge in her case, was just a "joke" that "had nothing to do [with] court."

The 24-year-old starlet, bound for jail this month and rehab soon after that, is, as her most recent Twitter freakout shows, in need of some consoling right now.

While her core support system -- her mother, Dina, and 16-year-old sister, Ali -- can dry her eyes, they may not be able to keep her on the right track down the road. (Dina, after all, just got slapped on the wrist by Carvel for abusing the free ice cream card the company gave Lindsay and Ali -- what kind of example does that set?)

"There are so many families that aren't strong enough to confront someone instead of telling someone how much they love them," said Candy Finnigan, an addiction specialist who deals with both addicts and their families on the A&E series "Intervention." "Apparently there aren't enough people in this situation who would have sat down and had a formal intervention with Lindsay and not given her a choice but to get the help she needs."

Lohan's dad hasn't sat down with her in years, but that hasn't stopped him from attempting an intervention, of sorts.

Michael Lohan and his attorney, Lisa Bloom, have been making the rounds on the talk show circuit, claiming Lohan's addicted to prescription drugs and rehab is her only recourse.

A probation report released Wednesday showed that Lohan was taking a slew of medications: Dilaudid (a painkiller used for Lohan's dental discomfort, according to the document), Adderall (for attention deficit disorder), Zoloft (for anxiety), Trazadone (for depression) and Nexium (for heartburn -- stars, they're just like us).

Lohan possessed valid prescriptions for all the medications. The report also showed that her six drug screenings since May showed no signs of illicit drugs and alcohol.

But according to some people watching the starlet spiral downward for the second time in her short career, rehab -- whether necessary, court-ordered, recommended by her family or all three -- may not help at all.

"I think her best shot is jail and fear," said Danny Bonaduce, the "Partrdige Family" child star and current Philadelphia radio host who chronicled his battle with substance abuse in the VH1 reality TV series, "Breaking Bonaduce." "Rehab does not help."

"Promises charged me $4,000 for my stay," he added, referring to the celebrity-friendly treatment center in Malibu, California where Lohan spent 45 days in 2007. "I drank on the way home."

Indeed, in July 2007, less than two weeks after leaving Promises, she refused to take a field sobriety test and was hauled to the Santa Monica police station, where cops found cocaine in her pocket and her blood alcohol level over the legal limit. The following month, after pleading guilty to using cocaine and driving under the influence, Lohan released a statement admitting, unequivocally, "I am addicted to alcohol and drugs." But Bonaduce questions whether those vices are Lohan's real addictions.

"It's fame. People wonder why she does the crazy antics that she does -- do you ever think about how you're seeing them? She's doing it for the cameras," he said. "I don't know if she's addicted to the nightclubs or to the paparazzi, but her skin looks way too good for her to be a real drunk."

Bonduce offered a possible prescription for Lohan, a non-bottled substance that prevents him from falling off track:

"I have a keeper," he said. "I'm bright enough to have a fiancee that doesn't let me out of her sight."

But the key is finding that special someone. Love has elduded Lohan since she split with DJ Samantha Ronson in 2009; photogs rarely catch her arm-in-arm with an indispensible gal-pal. If she's going to have a keeper, it's going to come from her family, for better or for worse.

"She's had her bouts with friends who've sold stories to tabloid, who've spoken about her in the press for their own gain," said David Caplan, senior editor for People magazine. "For Lindsay, family is the best it's going to get, regardless of what we think of them."

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