UPDATE (9/15/2014 12:28pm): Lindsay Lohan’s recent claim that she handled Whitney Houston’s body bag during community service has been slammed as false by the coroner’s office.
TMZ spoke with an official from the coroner’s office and their source says Lindsay’s story doesn’t add up. The official says that Houston was never in a body bag (she was taken out in a plastic sheet when she died) and no one in the probation program came in contact with the deceased.
Ahead of her London stage debut, Lindsay Lohan opens up about her 2011 community service with The Telegraph, where Whitney Houston’s body bag allegedly passed through her hands.
After violating her probation, California courts ordered the actress to complete 480 hours of community service, with 120 of them to be completed in a Los Angeles morgue. The experience was, as she says, “F’d up and inappropriate.”
“A lot of other people were meant to do it, and they were like: “No, they can’t handle it. Lohan can,'” she adds.
The actress, who worked 12 hours shifts from 4 am to 4 pm, handled Whitney Houston’s body bag following the singer’s accidental drowning. “It’s different for me than it would be for other people – like, no one would really have to work at the morgue in LA and roll a body bag for Whitney Houston,” Lohan says.
But the experience was well worth the trauma, as it led Lohan to realize the error of her ways, “I was like: OK, wait. Something needs to change, and I think that’s me,” she admits.