Lindsay Lohan was released early from inpatient rehab on Tuesday by a Los Angeles Superior Court Judge. At a hearing on Wednesday, the judge laid out the terms of Lohan’s early release. The 24-year-old star of “Mean Girls” and “Herbie Fully Loaded” will have to attend counseling several times a week until November. The sessions will include psychotherapy and addiction counseling. Lohan will also have to remain in the Los Angeles area and submit at least twice a week to random drug and alcohol testing.
Lohan served 14 days in jail for repeatedly violating the terms of her DUI probation. Among other violations, Lohan had missed several required alcohol-education classes. She was taken from the jail to an inpatient rehabilitation center where she had been sentenced to stay for three months. Lohan’s early release will allow her to continue to work on her acting career, but will still require her to follow strict terms.
Lohan did not attend the hearing, but her attorney said that her client was looking forward to proving that she could comply with the rules of the court. Lohan’s attorney said that Lohan is feeling positive and looking forward to what’s ahead.
The judge said that if Lohan did not miss any counseling sessions or fail any drug or alcohol tests, she would be taken off supervised probation. He also dismissed the two drug counts that Lohan pleaded guilty to in 2007 following her drunk driving arrest. A new judge took over Lohan’s case after the previous judge recused herself. Prosecutors had complained that the previous judge had discussed Lohan’s case with defense attorneys without including them.
Lohan Ordered to Undergo Strict Outpatient Care (The Wall Street Journal)