Los Angeles - Lindsay Lohan arrived late to her first day of community service at the county morgue on Thursday and was turned away, another hiccup in the actress' effort to prove to a judge that she is complying with terms of her probation.
Lohan had been told to arrive at 08:00 for an orientation session but arrived 40 minutes late, spokesperson Craig Harvey said. The actress was told to try again on Friday, but will have to arrive at 07:00 he said.
Steve Honig, Lohan's spokesperson, said in a statement that the actress was late because she didn't know which entrance to report to "and confusion caused by the media waiting for her arrival".
Lohan apologised later on Twitter. "I'm sorry for the confusion that I may of caused to those at the Coroner's office. Won't happen again, now I know where to go!" Lohan tweeted.
"With all the stress and pressure from yesterday and today, I've never been so happy to go to therapy!!!!" she also tweeted.
The Mean Girls star's tardy arrival at the morgue came a day after she was scolded by a judge for being terminated from a community service assignment at a women's shelter. The hearing ended with Lohan's probation being revoked and her being led from court in handcuffs.
She later posted $100 000 bail and was released.
She remains on probation for a pair of drunken driving arrests in 2007 and a misdemeanour theft case filed earlier this year after she was accused of taking a $2 500 necklace without permission. She pleaded no contest in that theft case.
Superior Court Judge Stephanie Sautner ordered Lohan to complete 16 hours of work at the morgue before a November 2 hearing. The judge will determine whether Lohan violated the terms of her probation by being terminated from the Downtown Women's Centre after being late several times and not showing up for her service.
The actress had done community service in recent days with the American Red Cross, but Sautner said Lohan would not get credit for that work as part of her court case.
A probation officer noted in a report filed on Wednesday that Lohan told her that the work at the shelter was "not fulfilling".
Lohan will be doing mostly janitorial work at the morgue, Harvey said. Her duties will include cleaning and stocking restrooms, mopping floors and washing sheets that the facility uses, he said.
The actress will have to surrender her cellphone while working at the morgue and will have to bring her own lunch, Harvey said.