Following a daylong adventure of dubious legality, World’s Most Complicated Human Lindsay Lohan has finally careened into a rehab facility. After initially planning to undergo a court-ordered 90 days of treatment in her home state of New York, she switched last minute (without the court's permission) to a facility in California so she could smoke. While her lawyer Mark Heller told a judge yesterday that Lohan was "ensconced in the bosom" of Morningside Rehab in Newport Beach, it was later revealed that the actress' SUV had merely pulled up to the facility; she never checked in. She did, however, visit an electronics store. Now she's at the Betty Ford Center (where she can also smoke).
The Betty Ford Center development appears to have been the handiwork of miracle-worker attorney Shawn Holley, who represented Lohan for several years before the actress abruptly fired her (and then immediately tried to rehire her) earlier this year. The L.A. Times reports that Holley is now back on Lohan's legal team, which is great news for Lindsay Lohan but terrible news for people who earn a living providing Lindsay Lohan-related gossip content for weblogs.
For those keeping score at home, in 2010 an employee of the Betty Ford Center sued Lohan, saying the actress assaulted her one night after the employee caught her breaking curfew. According to the employee, Lohan grabbed and twisted her wrist when she tried to administer a breathalyzer test. The employee was fired. The case was later settled out of court.
[Image via AP]
To contact the author of this post, email firstname.lastname@example.org.