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How Did Lindsay Lohan Manage to Go So Long at The Chateau Without Paying?

August 30, 2012 at 12:08 PM | by | ()

We still can't get over how Lindsay Lohan's eviction letter from the Chateau Marmont and itemized hotel bill for $46,000 was made public yesterday. It felt like Christmas for us!

But as we were reading through the list of room service, minibar and cigarette charges, we did wonder how this notoriously private hotel--they won't allow any publication to take pictures inside the hotel ever--let this happen. We assumed maybe the hotel was finally fed up with Lohan and leaked the documents to embarrass her.

We also considered the more likely possibility that TMZ greased someone who works in the hotel's back office. But according to the Daily Mail, the hotel (which is owned and run by hotelier Andre Balazs) is absolutely horrified the letters were released and they actually blame someone in Lohan's entourage.

The management of the hotel told MailOnline: ‘Chateau Marmont places guest privacy as a core value and upholds this privacy with paramount importance.

‘After investigation, it appears that a private correspondence between Chateau Marmont's general manager and Miss Lohan was leaked by a member of her entourage.’

However the Chateau Marmont said they believe that the leaked document, which detailed Lindsay’s mini bar charges, cigarette purchases and restaurant bills, was done without the knowledge of the actress herself.

Meanwhile, Lohan has offered up a BS excuse to TMZ saying that she thought the TV channel Lifetime was paying her hotel bill while she filmed the Liz Taylor biopic for them. TMZ discovered, as they always do, that wasn't the case. Supposedly, Lohan is willing to pay the hotel bill once this gets sorted out.

While we hope the Chateau can recoup the costs of hosting Lohan, we have to wonder how did they let so much time (over a month) go by without payment? We've recently reviewed a long-term stay agreement for another Los Angeles hotel which asks that accounts be settled on a weekly basis or whenever the hotel's total bill reaches $5,000. They ask for a credit card at check-in that will be authorized to make these payments. So either Lohan gave a bad credit card or she wasn't asked for one in the first place.

Let's hope other hotels who find Lindsay Lohan in their guestrooms will make sure there's a working credit card on file for her.

Got any idea how Lohan manage to stay so long at the Chateau without paying for anything? Drop your thoughts in comments below!

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