CSV denies falsely inflating actor Lindsay Lohan's community service hours

The American actor was convicted of reckless driving by a California court and opted to do her 240 hours of community service in London while starring in a West End play

Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan

The social action and volunteering charity CSV has denied allegations that it colluded with the actor Lindsay Lohan to inflate the number of hours of community service that a US court ordered her to carry out.

Lohan was ordered to do 240 hours of community service after she was found guilty of reckless driving by a court in California in 2013.

The Daily Mail newspaper reported that she had arranged to serve her sentence in London with the help of CSV while starring in a West End production of David Mamet’s Speed the Plough.

The community service was to include administrative and planning work for the charity, but the Daily Mail claimed the charity had colluded with the actress in exchange for publicity.

The newspaper alleged that the charity "retroactively" signed off hours for Lohan and listed meeting audience members after her London play and allowing fans to work-shadow her as part of her community service.

But a spokeswoman for the charity said: "We take our responsibilities in relation to all kinds of volunteering with great seriousness and completely refute any wrong doing in this case."

The Mail reported that Terry White, lead prosecutor in Lohan’s case, questioned whether the type of work Lohan did had met the terms of her probation.

A court hearing on Lohan’s probation terms is due to be held in California on Wednesday.

Lohan has tweeted about her work with CSV and posted a photo on her Instagram account of her attending a meeting with the charity’s director of volunteering, Is Szoneberg, and its director of external affairs and fundraising, Laura Doughty.

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