Lindsay Lohan Rehab at Betty Ford Clinic Keeps Her Out of Jail

Monday, 06 May 2013 09:49 AM

By Alexandra Ward

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Lindsay Lohan has reportedly checked into the Betty Ford Center for a court-ordered 90-day rehab stint after violating her probation for the sixth time.

Lohan, 26, was ordered to complete three months of treatment as part of a plea deal that also includes 30 days of community service, a fine, and 18 months of psychological counseling, according to ABC News.

It appeared that Lohan was on the run last week before reports surfaced Friday that she had, in fact, checked into the Betty Ford Center, an addiction treatment hospital in Rancho Mirage, Calif. Past Ford rehabees include Elizabeth Taylor, Mary Tyler Moore, Kelsey Grammer, Ozzy Osbourne, and Johnny Cash.

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She was under fire a day earlier for failing to check into a facility in New York that had reportedly been approved by prosecutors, and instead showing up at Morningside Recovery in Newport Beach. She stayed for only a few minutes before leaving, even though her lawyer told a judge that morning that she was "ensconced in the bosom of that facility right now."

This isn't Lohan's first time at the Ford clinic. She stayed there in December 2010 and was accused of assaulting a staff member, although the investigation was suspended on Dec. 24 after the staffer dropped charges against Lohan.

Just weeks after her release from there, she was again involved in controversy for stealing a necklace from a jewelry store. It was that shoplifting conviction that put her on the road to her current rehab visit.

"I've been court-ordered to do it six times," Lohan told CNN's Piers Morgan last week before the check-in hoopla. "I could write the book on rehab. Constantly sending me to rehab is pointless. The first few times I was court-ordered to rehab, it was like a joke, like killing time."

The starlet's legal troubles trace back to a pair of drunken driving arrests in 2007, and a handful of other driving-related incidents, plus the probation violations and shoplifting charge. She has appeared in court at least 20 times, served four brief jail sentences, been held for 35 days under house arrest, in addition to those six rehab stints.

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"I look at it as a good thing," she told Morgan about this rehab visit. "I can come back afterwards and be fully focused on work. But I think there are other things I could do instead of going to a rehab center that would benefit me more. The best thing they could do for me would be to make me go abroad to different countries and work with children."

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