In an interview with The Telegraph, Lindsay Lohan dropped the strangest piece of news about her court-ordered community service with the Los Angeles Department of Coroner from 2011 to 2012. During her time in the morgue, Lohan handled Whitney Houston's body bag, or so the actress claims. LiLo, if you don't remember, found herself in a bit of hot water a few years back (understatement?) when she was arrested for theft and violating her probation from previous arrests. Part of Lohan's punishment was to complete 480 hours of community service, 120 of those hours at the Los Angeles County Morgue.
In her interview, Lohan also says that her time at the morgue was "f’d up and inappropriate — because a lot of other people were meant to do it, and they were like, 'No, they can’t handle it. Lohan can.'" While this wouldn't be the first time a celebrity has claimed that law enforcement has treated them inappropriately, Lohan's following claim seems to really pass the realm of "teaching" lessons, and into the territory of, as Lohan put it, "f'd up."
It’s different for me than it would be for other people —like, no one would really have to work at the morgue in L.A. and roll a body bag for Whitney Houston.
Wait, what did she just say? Is Lindsay Lohan implying that the L.A. Coroner had her handle Whitney Houston's body? (Note: Houston passed away February 2012).
Although Lohan doesn't say anything more about her dealing with Houston's body, she does continue: "I know it sounds really dark and strange, but I thought it would be a lot worse. I kind of regulated a lot of it." While I am glad that Lohan was able to work through her issues while dealing with such a — I'm sorry, it does sound "dark and strange," so I'm going to say, — dark and strange setting, I still can't help but wonder if Lohan was really used to roll a body bag for Houston.
E! reports that Lohan's community service ended shortly after.
While Lohan doesn't explicitly say that she handled Houston's body bag, her phrasing makes it seem like she did, along with the fact that it would be really obscure for Lohan to bring up if it weren't something that actually happened.
But what does Lohan have to gain by, years later, singling out a specific duty she had to do? Meanwhile, the L.A. Coroner's office could face some heat for singling Lohan out to handle Houston's body.
TMZ — whose report should be taken with a grain of salt — says that the L.A. Coroner's office told them that Houston was never in a body bag, so it would have been impossible for Lohan to roll it, as she is implying she did. In other words, TMZ's official at the Coroner's office is calling Lohan a liar.