Lindsay Lohan checks into approved rehab center, remains on probation
Lindsay Lohan has checked into another rehab center, which does possess the correct license to treat patients battling substance abuse, prosecutors said on Friday, May 3, a day after the actress made headlines by reportedly beginning a 90-day sentence for a car crash case at a place not approved by a court.
Santa Monica Chief Deputy City Attorney Terry White told the Associated Press that he will not move forward with plans to push for Lohan's probation to be revoked, as stated on Thursday.
The news wire quoted a source close to the actress as saying the actress checked into the famed Betty Ford Center to undergo her court-mandated treatment. Under the terms of her sentence, she must not leave the place for 90 days or she could face a probation violation.
Attorney Mark Heller, who negotiated the terms of her plea deal, had said on Thursday that Lohan had entered a different rehab facility. Prosecutors argued the place did not possess the correct license to treat patients for alcohol and drug addiction and said later in the day that the actress had left the center and that this marked a probation violation. Such a ruling would need to be made by a judge.
Lohan has since re-hired her longtime lawyer Shawn Holley to handle her case, the Associated Press reported.
As part of her sentence, Lohan must also complete 18 months of counseling and 30 days of community labor and given a suspended sentence of 180 days in county jail, which means she would only have to serve that time if she is found to have violated her probation by not completing her sentence or by otherwise breaking any laws.
The actress has served five stints behind bars in the past and has also undergone rehab at treatment centers several times, including at the Betty Ford Center.
In 2011, a former worker sued Lohan for for $1 million after she was fired following an argument with the actress. The person claimed Lohan caused her injuries during a violent confrontation. The actress did not face charges and the case was eventually settled.