Lindsay Lohan is a “fragile, lost child”

“I found her not fully forewarned of the consequences of her actions,” Goldberg told People. “She’s not disciplined, tethered enough to the reality of adult consequences. She doesn’t seem to have awareness of what’s going to befall her.”

Stuart Goldberg, asked by Lindsay’s family to represent her after previous attorney, Shawn Chapman Holley, droped the case, accepted to met with Lohan, her mom Dina and younger sister Ali at the actress’s West Hollywood apartment.

There, he outlined his requirements for representing her – “100 percent loyalty and zero tolerance for dishonesty.” Stunningly, he opted not to take the case.

At one point, Goldberg, worried Lohan “was in a dangerous state,” asked if she might hurt herself. “She started sobbing quietly. She was genuinely in pain.”

He adviced her to move out of L.A. because it’s a “toxic environment for her,” but she didn’t seem open to the idea.

“She was like Teflon to that comment,” the attorney says. “It just slid right off her. She seemed to have some inner deep sadness that that was her fate.”

“My real worry for her is not just the jail time,” he adds, “but my fear is that she’s overly susceptible to a probation system that’s set up for her to fail.”

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