Lindsay Lohan: "I Was Not Raised to Lie, Cheat, or Steal"

Celebrity News Feb. 11, 2011 AT 9:18AM
Lindsay Lohan: "I Was Not Raised to Lie, Cheat, or Steal" Credit: John Sciulli/Getty Images

Lindsay Lohan says she's not a crook.

A day after she was formally charged with one count of felony grand theft for swiping a $2,500 necklace, the drama-prone star spoke out on her favorite medium: Twitter.

On an extended Twitter message Thursday night, Lohan, 24 explained her not-guilty plea: "I would never steal, in case people are wondering. I was not raised to lie, cheat, or steal."

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Lohan was released Wednesday after posting 10 percent of her $40,000 bail; her probation for a 2007 DUI bust had been revoked. If convicted of the crime, she faces up to three years in prison.

Despite her not-guilty plea, her attorney told CNN Thursday that she may consider a plea deal to avoid jail time. Her next hearing is Feb. 23.

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What else did Lohan do on Thursday? In her Twitter message, she wrote that she was chatting on the phone "with my sister and this movie Greenberg is on. I heard my voice which was odd -- and [actor] Rhys Ifans is watching Just My Luck in the movie. Made me laugh."

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She added: "I just want to be on set again, and left alone to just work!"

Another thing that irks her? Press coverage of her sexy, stylish court outfit. (A Kimberly Ovitz mini-dress, Chanel sunglasses and black patent leather pumps.) "What I wear to court shouldn't be front page news," she wrote. "It's just absurd."

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