Lindsay Lohan Banned From Chateau Marmont After Racking Up $46K Hotel Bill
Tough week to be Lindsay Lohan. So what else is new?
The troubled star won’t be charged in connection with a recent theft at the Hollywood Hills home of a former friend after Los Angeles Police detective determined that there was not enough evidence to charge her. But La Lohan took an embarrassing hit on the L.A. social scene on Wednesday when she was told never to return to the Chateau Marmont Hotel.
The former “Mean Girl” has been banned from the Tinseltown hotspot after she refused to pay a $46,000 bill for a 47-day stay.
Sources close to Lindsay, 26, say the actress was under the impression that producers were going to cover the $46,350.04 bill, which she racked up while she filmed the hotly-awaited Lifetime movie earlier this summer. Tattles tell TMZ that Lindsay was shocked to learn about the charges and even more mortified to hear that she is not allowed to return to the legendary hotel until her tab has been cleared.
Linds reportedly spent an astounding $3,000 on the minibar and $686 on cigarettes during her stay at Chateau Marmont. In a letter obtained by TMZ, the hotel’s general manager Philip Pavel writes:
“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. I have enclosed a copy of your most up to date folio for your records. 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 at the hotel.”
Lohan’s bill would have been even higher had Philip decided to charge Lindsay the customary $75 per day for use of the hotel’s laptop.
If you’ve been keeping up on your celebrity dish, then you know that the “Lohan is Broke as a Joke” rumors have been swirling around the City of Angels for years. Even after momager Dina Lohan brokered a reported seven-figure deal for Lindsay to strip down in a nude pictorial for Playboy magazine, the gossip continued.
Lindsay’s Marilyn Monroe-inspired centerfold was a huge newsstand hit for Hefner & Co., but it hasn’t had the same effect on the starlet’s career. The blockbuster offers just aren’t coming, insiders say, referencing a $93,000 tax lien recently filed against the actress by officials at the Internal Revenue Service