TMZ reported that she never intended to be here and that she got a doctor's excuse saying that she had an upper respiratory problem. On the same day, TMZ showed pictures of a seemingly healthy Lohan in New York City shopping and having a cigarette. TMZ said she only decided to take the flight from New York because she feared that with the release of those photos a warrant would be issued for her arrest if she didn't appear in court.
Lohan's doctor said she could make the trip if she felt better -- and she did, Heller said. Another member of Lohan's legal team told me the TMZ pictures had nothing to do with it. TMZ, thoough, isn't changing it's story.