Troubled actress Lindsay Lohan has left alcohol rehab after a 90-day stay at a treatment centre in Malibu, California.
The 27-year-old is to spend the next few days with a sober coach in Los Angeles to help with the transition before moving back to New York City. Lohan began her mandated rehab stay at the Betty Ford Clinic before moving on to Cliffside Malibu where spent the rest of the duration of her sentence. The actress was ordered by court to attend a rehab centre after allegedly lying to a police officer at the scene of a car accident.
Six years of legal battles have haunted the star who first got into trouble in 2007 after multiple drunk driving offences. As an alternative to three months incarceration for two misdemeanour convictions Lohan took the option of getting treatment. The childhood-star has been mandated by court to go to rehab on six occasions, with her previous stay occurring back in 2010.
“I could write the book on rehab,” Lohan told Piers Morgan in an interview before her latest treatment, although she said she approached this round with optimism. “I look at it as a good thing,” she said, “I can come back afterwards and be fully focused on work.
The star looked healthier than she has in a long time, laughing happily as she waved goodbye to her new friends, but the judge in her probation case has ordered on-going therapy for her in a bid to stop her relapsing
Lohan, whose once promising Hollywood career has been upended by legal woes and erratic behaviour, now must complete 15 months of therapy and 30 days of community labour to satisfy her sentence, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge James Dabney said.
The actress has a film, ‘The Canyons’, coming out this Friday and other work in the pipeline to keep her busy and out of trouble. She also signed a deal to sit down with Oprah Winfrey for an exclusive interview that will tape and air in August, in addition to allowing OWN’s cameras to tape her post-rehab life for an eight-part docu-series to air in 2014.
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