By DiMarkco Chandler
This weekend entertainment junkies have been spoon fed a lot of you know what when it comes to Lauryn Hill’s and Lindsay Lohan’s defending themselves against the authorities.
Lauryn Hill’s problem involves her tax bill with the IRS. Earlier this week, news of Hill’s tax problems appeared in the media and no one knew what to think. Then by this weekend, we had her public statement on the record and it (her statement) sounded much like a bunch of malarkey. The feds accused the former lead singer of the Fugees and now solo artist of knowingly not filing her 2005, 2006, and 2007 federal income taxes. In defense of their accusations, Ms. Hill responded by posting on Tumblr her side of the story. As she puts it, she withdrew from society going underground to protect herself and her family from various unidentified threats. In order to do this, Hill claims that she had to skip a few tax years to sustain her safety and survival until she was no longer in danger. Interestingly, Hill says she conveyed this information to tax investigators. Not surprisingly, the feds have filed tax counts against her alleging that she failed to file in three separate years, which carries a maximum penalty of one year for each count and $100,000 fine.
Now as ridiculous as Hill’s excuse sounds, she appears to be standing by this defense, which somebody ought to tell her is flimsy at best.
Now I find Lindsay Lohan’s emerging controversy equally as egregious. Lohan’s accident was suspicious from the very beginning. Here she is driving her 911 Porsche at 11am on Pacific Coast Highway in Santa Monica Calif and suddenly she runs into a semi-truck and totals out her car. The story line on Lohan is that she is a train wreck waiting to happen, who would have guessed a car wreck too. But let’s revisit this major news story. Lohan goes directly to the hospital, and is released within two hours and ends up going directly from the hospital to the set of “Liz and Dick.”
Now if you’d seen the condition of her car, there is no way anyone in their write mind should be working after that accident; however, Lohan did. But something smells wrong because even the authorities were not buying Lohan’s story. How do I know that? That’s simple: Santa Monica sheriffs offered $1,000 to anyone with information about the accident that would leads to an arrest. That tells me that they did not believe Lohan either.
Fast-forward to yesterday, the driver involved in the accident is now claiming that Lohan’s people offered him a bribe to keep his mouth shut. We’re not at the bottom of this one yet, and I’m afraid it might get really ugly.