The Celebrity Defense

Lindsay Lohan has again been brought before the courts to answer for her driving-under-the-influence activity and other alleged lawbreaking. I, like most, believe people should be given a second chance but third and forth are two too many when it comes to public safety. If the star-struck legal system wants to give her probation, a day or two in jail, or other minor slaps on the wrists then fine; but if this poor little star should just happen to have a few drinks or hits of whatever and drive her car into someone or their child or other loved one then I think the judges need to be held accountable. I mean they should be removed from the bench, fined, or even do their Little Miss Muffet’s time for her. Don’t play with my safety just get her autograph. Give her the proper treatment: jail time, or whatever other activity is appropriate for those that cannot honor and respect the law.

Stars get enough special treatment: high salaries, adoration, best seats in the restaurants. They get perks and more perks, but I don’t think a Get out of Jail Free card should be one of them. From a former Hollywood talent agent who knows just how “special” they are not.

Bernard Sandler is the former CEO of CTA, Inc.

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