Lindsay Lohan
Excuse #1,341

Lindsay Lohan’s excuse this week? She claims she tested positive for alcohol while on house arrest because she was drinking a special fermented tea. Really?

Lindsay Lohan claims that the reason she tested positive for alcohol must have been from the Kombucha tea she has been drinking.

Lindsay Lohan

Sound familiar? Lohan used this same excuse earlier this year when her SCRAM bracelet went off for alcohol. Lohan had to go to court this week after testing positive for alcohol while on house arrest.

Lucky Lohan only got a slap on the wrist because the judge never said she couldn't drink alcohol while on house arrest, however, she insists she has not been drinking alcohol.

Kombucha tea has a tiny bit of alcohol -- less than .05 percent -- so she would have to drink a lot to get a buzz from it, yet she says that could be the reason she tested positive.

"I am responsible, and I'm following the rules and obeying my judge and the Los Angeles judicial system," she tells TMZ. "I'd like to do what I must to get my film career back and the respect of directors, actors, writers, studio heads, fans and so on."

Kombucha tea is specially fermented and the owner of the tea said that "it's like punishing Lindsay for taking a dose of cough syrup or a small amount of vanilla extract."

Kombucha tea

Still, Whole Foods reportedly removed Kombucha tea from its shelves because they felt the label wasn't accurate.

What do you think? More excuses from Lindsay? Or is she getting over-scrutinized?


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Comments on "Lindsay Lohan: Tea made me fail alcohol test"

Tracy July 11, 2011 | 4:27 PM

If she's brewing her own kombucha, then you can get alcohol levels greater than 0.5% depending on how long you bottle ferment them. I've made a few batches that I bottle fermented for a few weeks and it tasted/felt like I got almost 2% alcohol in some of them... like a very healthy good-for-ya light beer, but kombucha tastes soooo much better than those lousy excuses for dirty water Budweiser bottles. Also, you should correct/amend your article that Whole Foods has plenty of kombucha on their shelves, including the GT's brand you have as a screenshot. They were briefly pulled when some batches were greater than 0.5% and they discovered kids were buying large quantities and getting a little tipsy.

Bri June 27, 2011 | 9:24 AM

Kombucha can make you test positive for alcohol, though it has a seriously small percent of it. I'm with her on this one.

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