Lindsay Lohan's may need to do a quick re-think on who her real friends are, even within her own family! Celebrity Babylon has learned that while her DJ pal Samantha Ronson, 29, looks like she's there to help her pal through thick and thin, she's really making a tidy profit on the side, shilling Lohan, 20, out to photographers eager to get her photo looking passed out and wasted. While an "out of it" Lohan thought she was just going home after a night out at Teddy's in Hollywood on May 27, Ronson made a side trip to a gas station. A source tells Celebrity Babylon, "The car was only down a quarter tank, and yet Samantha stopped for gas. She has a side deal with a photo agency and they paid her to make the pit stop!" If that wasn't shocking enough, sources say that it was Ronson who was holding the cocaine later found in Lindsay's car. "There were three of them crammed into the Mercedes sports car and Samantha was the one that had the cocaine with her. Lindsay later questioned her about leaving it in the car for the cops to find and Samantha blew her off." Ronson, who makes anywhere from $2,000 to $3,000 a night deejaying at clubs and private parties, has accumulated a substantial side income taking her pal in front of paparazzi cameras for money.
There is an EXCLUSIVE set of Celebrity Babylon photos (in this story photo viewer) of Ronson and Lohan chatting outside a restaurant after a wild night out. CB was accused of setting up the pix with Ronson, and we are going to plea the Fifth Amendment! ;)
Someone else who has successfully ridden Lohan's mini skirt is her mother Dina Lohan, 44, who negotiated her own gigs with Entertainment Tonight and various magazines for money, based on using Lindsay's fame. Even Lindsay's jailbird dad Michael is crying foul, and for once, we agree with him! With friends and relatives like this, who needs enemies? It's no wonder that a brief stint at a rehab did nothing to clean up Lindsay's act, as her friends and family are intent on seeing her out of control and at their mercy so they can profit from her. Celebrity Babylon witnessed Lohan's own 'bodyguard/driver' Jaz, pouring her a shot of tequila at the Fashion Loves Music party on April 29, at the Coachella Music Festival. "I couldn't believe my eyes," says one CB staffer, "he was playing her personal bartender instead of just protecting her like he was supposed to." And lets not forget the "tag-along" friends, main tag-along, shaggy haired, Patrick Aufdenkamp. He was spotted with Lindsay Lohan at The Parker in Palm Springs hours after her car accident! We have a feeling Lindsay paid the tab, once again, like always!