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Monday, March 5, 2012

Could Lindsay Lohan’s latest legal woes be life threatening?


Lindsay Lohan allegedly owes a tanning salon over $40,000 and still has not paid the bill, even after a judge ordered her to nine months ago.

In November, Tanning Vegas filed a suit in Nevada, claiming that Lohan had hired the company to cater to the star’s tanning needs. Tanning Vegas’ owner, Lorit Simon, told the court that Lohan owes $41,031.60 in unpaid charges.
A judge ordered her to pay the money immediately, but Lohan has yet to do so.
Now Simon is taking the case to Lohan’s home state of California in an attempt to reclaim the lost money. She has petitioned the court to garnish Lohan’s wages until the full amount has been paid.
However the cost Lindsay may ultimately pay may be much, much higher.
The World Health Organization classifies sunbeds in the most serious category of cancer-causing products and habits. In the mostly sun-starved UK, cases of malignant melanoma have more than quadrupled in just the last 30 years, and the disease is the second most common form of cancer in 15 to 34-year-olds.
Donna Ballantyne spent a decade battling 19 tumours after she started going on sun beds aged 16 died from skin cancer.
The mum-of-three  blasted herself twice a week with its UV rays and ultimately her body became riddled with tumors — prompting her fight to warn others of the risks.
Donna, 39, began developing melanoma — the most dangerous form of skin cancer — nine years ago and it spread round her body.
Speaking two before her death, she said: “If I could turn back time, I wouldn’t have spent even one second of my life on a sun bed.
”I am convinced that if I had never been near a sunbed I would not have been left fighting for my life after skin cancer spread around my body.
Donna used the beds twice a week from the age of 16 until she was 22.
Donna — an ambassador for the Fake Bake Save Your Skin Campaign — at first thought she had beaten the disease when after a tiny bruise-like mark on her arm was found in 2002, it was removed.
But in 2006 Donna, found a lump under her arm and an emergency operation failed. She then underwent intensive chemotherapy to try to shrink 19 tumors which had spread to her liver, stomach, leg and neck, meaning she lost all her hair, nails and over 40lbs.
She finally lost her battle on 23 Jun 2011 leaving behind her devastated young children.
Have you ever used a sunbed? Do you still?

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