Lindsay Lohan has claimed she had to move the dead body of Whitney Houston during her community service.
The ‘Mean Girls’ actress was handed the punishment by a California court for a probation violation and part of her service in 2011 included working 12-hour shifts Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office.
During her time working at the morgue, Lindsay claims she had to “roll a body bag” containing the corpse of the R&B legend.
In an interview with The Daily Telegraph newspaper, she said: “It was f***ed 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.’
“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 … I know it sounds really dark and strange, but I thought it would be a lot worse.”
Lindsay worked at the morgue from October 2011 through to March 2012 and Whitney tragically passed away at the age of 48 in February 2012.
The 28-year-old starlet insists she took pride in her work at the morgue but had an epiphany whilst there that she needed to overhaul her hard partying lifestyle.
She added: “I kind of regulated a lot of it. I’d tell people, ‘You didn’t fold that sheet properly’, because I’m OCD with folding. Eventually I was like, ‘OK, wait. Something needs to change, and I think that’s me.’ ”
Lindsay – who is in London preparing for her role in an adaptation of David Mamet’s play ‘Speed-the-Plow’ – is now grateful to have been given a second chance to earn people’s trust back, both personally and professionally.
She explained: “I like the idea of being able to fight for what I lost, essentially. I lost a lot of, I don’t think ‘respect’ is the word, trust from a lot of people And I don’t mind gaining that back.”