Surprise! Lindsay Lohan‘s rehab check in did NOT go smoothy. Here’s a re-telling of the OMG moments that played out.
Lohan flew from NY to LA on Thursday to begin a mandated 90-day treatment program only to flee from the facility.
The actress was set to begin her treatment program at Morningside Recovery in Newport Beach, Calif., but Us Weekly reported that the famed train-wreck never even checked in.
Why? Because Lohan, who is known for citing ludicrous reasons for her actions, supposedly did not “feel safe.”
“She felt Morningside was not suitable for her,” a source told the mag. “There were too many paparazzi everywhere and she didn’t feel safe. Nobody close to her is happy about this. They think she’s really not being smart.”
The source also stated that Lohan may be in some serious trouble: “As of now, she is not in compliance with what the court was going to allow her to do,”
Another source told the New York Daily News that Lohan was on the facilitiy’s property when she decided that she wouldn’t be beginning the court-ordered treatment program.
Earlier in the day, when Lohan’s lawyer, Mark Heller, claimed that Lohan was tucked away in Morningside Recovery, TMZ posted photos of her in Fry’s Electronics in Fountain Valley, Calif.
“She was saying, ‘I’m not going to rehab. I’m not going to rehab.Take me back to the airport,” said NYDN’s source.
According to reports, many suspected that the star was headed back to NY.
Controversy over Lohan’s rehab stint began earlier in the day when news broke that she was headed to Morningside instead of the Seafield Center in Westhampton Beach, N.Y., the court-approved facility.
The 26-year-old allegedly refused to receive treatment at Seafield because they do not allow smoking.
As TMZ noted in the early morning hours, Santa Monica Attorney Terry White was not pleased with Lohan’s last minute change.
According to White, Morningside had its license suspended last year and has been sued by at least nine different family members of patients because it failed to provide adequate treatment.
Yet Judge Jim Dabney ruled in the starlet’s favor, allowing her to stay at Morningside pending further investigation.
Too bad she threw his leniency right back in his face!
When White learned that Lohan had not checked into Morningside, he made it clear that she would face the consequences.
“If she’s not in Morningside, she’s in violation of her probation,” he said.
Hope, if you can call it that, arrived when her father Michael Lohan convinced her not to fly back to NY. He later did what any concerned parent would do: he blabbed about it to the media.
“The DA called me to get in touch with Lindsay, who was headed to get on a flight to New York,” he told The Daily News. “I stopped her from getting on and told her she’d be arrested in New York.”
“She said, ‘Daddy, how can they arrest me?’ I got her just before she left,” Lohan said.
Tune in next time for another installment of the Lindsay Lohan Rehab Saga.