Lindsay Lohan Enters Rehab After 13 Days of Serving
Lindsay Lohan enters rehab after being released from jail today. She was serving time for violating probation on a 2007 conviction for driving while under the influence. Earlier this summer, Lohan was handed a 90-day sentence for missing counseling sessions.
Lindsay Lohan Taken Immediately to Rehab
She was released this morning and taken immediately entry to rehab squares with the orders of the judge who sentenced her. "She was picked up by court order by a designated driver," sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore told the Daily News, declining to confirm rumors that mom Dina Lohan picked up her daughter. "We had to comply with the wishes of the court, and safety and security were the paramount concerns. It wasn't special treatment."
Whitmore told the assembled press less than 10 minutes after Lohan was secretly released that "she has been sent directly to her next destination, which is a treatment center, and she will now be under the supervision of the LA County Probation Department."
"For months, we have been begging Lindsay to enter rehab, for her own health, and to avoid incarceration," he said in a statement sent to ABCNews.com by his attorney Lisa Bloom. "We are pleased that at last she appears to have done so. As we have written in several letters to the Court, Lindsay belongs in rehab, not in jail."
She was booked into an all-female jail in south Los Angeles on July 20, 2010 and was placed in solitary confinement. Her sentence was reduced for good behavior and under early-release programmers to deal overcrowding in prison.
Lohan found fame at age 11 in a fun and quirky remake of The Parent Trap. That along with other movies established her credentials as one of Hollywood's most promising actresses, until her addictions got in the way.
Michael Lohan, her father stated, "We hope that Lindsay gets off all prescription medication as well as any other substances that may be damaging her," the statement continued."
Her father said he believes his daughter is probably addicted to prescription drugs. A recently-released probation report showed that Lohan was taking several medications, all with valid prescriptions: Dilaudid (a painkiller) Adderall (ADHD ), Zoloft (for anxiety), Trazadone (for depression) and Nexium (for heartburn). This will be Lohan's fourth stint in rehab.
Lohan enters rehab today to complete the rest of her 90 day jail term. TMZ has been told that she will not be in the psych ward, rather this is an intense specialized program to deal with psychological, as well as addiction problems.