Lindsay Lohan Accused of Violating Probation After Quick Rehab Exit
Lindsay Lohan, Mark Heller | Photo Credits: Reed Saxon - Pool/WireImage/Getty Images
In March, Lohan pleaded no contest to lying to police and reckless driving. As part of her plea deal, the 26-year-old actress was ordered to serve 90 days in a rehabilitation center beginning Thursday. Lohan reportedly checked into the Morningside Recovery facility, based in Newport Beach, Calif, at 11 a.m., but left after a few minutes.
During a hearing on Thursday morning, Santa Monica City Prosecutor Terry White made it clear that Lohan is in violation of her probation by leaving the facility. White also complained about the last-minute change of rehab facilities because Lohan was originally going to be treated in New York. The judge gave White one week to examine the facility to make sure it's up to standards with the plea agreement.
However, Millicent Tidwell, an official with the Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs, told the Times that the licenses for Morningside Recovery's three facilities were revoked in 2012, meaning that the facility could not provide Lohan the treatment required by the judge. Morningside's CEO called the claim "completely false."
Lohan originally agreed to serve 90 days in rehab to avoid being sentenced to a six-month prison term for violating her probation in conjunction with a 2011 shoplifting case. It's unclear what steps will be taken next if Lohan is found in violation of her probation.
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