Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Re: your so called "exhaustion"

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Back in 2006, full-time celebrity Lindsay Lohan was hired to play the part of Rachel Wilcox in a movie entitled Georgia Rule. During filming, production company Morgan Creek quickly realised that Lohan wasn't entirely focused on the job at hand and, sensing an oncoming disaster, sent her the following warning, signed by CEO James Robinson.

Georgia Rule went on to gross $24,991,167 worldwide and was rated #2 in AOL's (admittedly insignificant) 'Worst Movies of 2007'.



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VIA HAND DELIVERY & EMAIL

July 26, 2006

Lindsay Lohan
C/o Chateau Marmont
8221 Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90046

Dear Lindsay,

Since the commencement of principal photography of Georgia Rule, you have frequently failed to arrive on time to the set. Today, you did not show for work (all day). I am now told you don’t plan to come to work tomorrow because you are “not feeling well.” You and your representatives have told us that your various late arrivals and absences from the set have been the result of illness; today we were told it was “heat exhaustion.” We are well aware that your ongoing all night heavy partying is the real reason for your so called “exhaustion.” We refuse to accept bogus excuses for your behavior.

To date, your actions on Georgia Rule have been discourteous, irresponsible and unprofessional. You have acted like a spoiled child and in so doing have alienated many of your co-workers and endangered the quality of this picture. Moreover, your actions have results in hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage. We will not tolerate these actions any further.

If you do not honor your productions commitments, including your scheduled call time for tomorrow, and any call times thereafter, we will hold you personally accountable. This means that in addition to pursuing full monetary damages, we will take such other action as we deem necessary to preserve the integrity of the Georgia Rule Production as well as Morgan Creek’s financial interests. I urge you to take this letter seriously and conduct yourself professionally.

Sincerely,

(Signed)

James G. Robinson
CEO, Morgan Creek Productions