LOS ANGELES -- Lindsay Lohan's fingernail appeared to send someone a special message during her probation hearing in Beverly Hills Tuesday.
The actress' middle fingernail spelled out the f-word and the letter "u." The rest of her nails were painted in rainbow pastels.
Lohan denies that her obscene fingernail message was directed at the judge who sentenced her to 90 days in jail. Lohan tweeted a friend that they got their nails done as a joke. She writes that "it had nothing to do with the court."
Lohan says it was "an airbrush design from a stencil." Even her attorney said it was no big deal. She says the message "could barely be seen by the naked eye."
Lohan was sentenced to 90 days in jail for violating her probation. The 24-year-old actress missed several court-ordered alcohol education classes stemming from two separate 2007 cases of driving under the influence of cocaine and alcohol.
She is to surrender and begin her jail sentence July 20. Rehab will follow.
The punishment, handed down by Superior Court Judge Marsha Revel,will keep Lohan from promoting "Machete," the Robert Rodriguezaction film due in theaters in September.
It will also delay production on "Inferno: A Linda Lovelace Story," in which theactress plays the starring role of the famed porn star.
Writer-director Matthew Wilder said after the ruling that he andhis crew remain "100 percent behind Lindsay."
Lohan will likely serve less than her 90-day sentence, according to Los Angeles Sheriff's Department spokesman SteveWhitmore, who said nonviolent female misdemeanor offenders typically serve about 25 percent of their sentences.
Lohan will serve her time at the Century Regional Detention Center --the same jail that housed Paris Hilton for 23 days in 2007 aftershe was found guilty of driving on a suspended license while onprobation in an alcohol-related, reckless-driving case.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times