Lohan Gets Back To Rehab In Time, Fires Lawyer
The Lindsay Lohan sage just keeps on getting weirder and weirder, and if there's one thing that actress needs, it's a stress and stimulation-free environment.
Confusion started to surface yesterday morning after Lohan checked into the Morningside Recovery rehab facility. One small problem: none of Morningside's rehab locations are currently licensed.
"If a 24-hour residential facility is providing treatment or services to promote the recovery of alcohol and drug abuse then they must possess a license," said Millicent Tidwell, deputy director for the California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs.
Morningside used to be licensed, but has since had its certifications revoked and is currently fighting with the state to get re-licensed. Had Lohan stayed at the facility it would not have counted towards her 90 rehab sentencing that was required to start by Friday, and she could have faced stiffer penalties.
This may have been the fault of Lohan's now-ex-lawyer Mark Heller. Lohan had fired her longtime attornet Shawn Holley in favor of Heller, who is a New York attorney and as such is not familiar with California law.
After leaving the rehab facility after mere minutes, Lohan became visibly upset and disappeared for the remainder of the afternoon and into the evening. She had no contact with the courts and it was originally believed that she would not check into another rehab facility in time.
"Lindsay was extremely panicked after Heller's appearance in court on Thursday, and begged Shawn to take her back. She's wanted Shawn back since she first let her go," an insider said.
As it turns out, Lohan was getting back in touch with Holley, who eventually alerted the courts as to the whereabouts of the actress. At the eleventh hour, Lohan's new lawyer helped her find a suitable rehab facility and she checked in to the Betty Ford Clinic in Rancho Mirage, CA.
Lohan has been in the news quite a bit over the past few years for her wild lifestyle. This most recent case called for three months at a lockdown rehab facility and 18 months pf psychotherapy to avoid going back to jail. The sentence stems from Lohan pleading no contest in March to charges of lying to police and reckless driving.
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