Lindsay Lohan At Betty Ford, Re-Hires Attorney Shawn Holley
Actress Lindsay Lohan arrives at the Dimension Films' 'Scary Movie 5' premiere at the ArcLight Cinemas Cinerama Dome on April 11, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Lohan was supposed to enroll Thursday at a Newport Beach rehab facility as part of a plea deal arranged by her New York-based attorney Mark Heller. Even though Lohan had opted at the last minute to head to Orange County for treatment instead of a New York-area facility (supposedly so she could keep up her smoking habit) the starlet only spent a few minutes there Thursday, according to the L.A. Times.
One issue with the facility, Morningside Recovery, was that its legality was in question; TMZ reported that in "November, 2011 Morningside's license was suspended for being careless with prescription drugs and operating beyond the scope of its license. After a full hearing in 2012, the California Dept. of Alcohol and Drug Programs REVOKED Morningside's license outright."
Well, that wasn't cool, thought Lohan, so changes went into motion. Lohan "was angry at her lawyer Du Jour, Mark Heller, for recommending Morningside Recovery to fulfill her 90-day rehab obligation" said TMZ, after reporting Lohan had decided to re-hire Holley.
Notes the Times:
Holley — a legal fairy godmother of sorts for Lohan — will try to keep the "Mean Girls" actress out of further trouble.
Also, Holley is licensed to practice law in California, unlike Heller, and doesn't have a habit of trying to make shady backroom deals or kissing up to judges in open court.
Thanks to all these changes, Lohan ended up checking into Betty Ford in Rancho Mirage late Thursday night. She'll be there for a 90-day stint. Like Holley, Betty Ford isn't strange territory for Lohan; she spent time there in 2010.