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Lindsay Lohan to complete rehab at Malibu facility

June 17, 2013|By Richard Winton

Lindsay Lohan will spend the next two months at the Cliffside rehab facility in Malibu after spending a month receiving treatment at the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage.

Last Thursday, a judge — with the agreement of Santa Monica and Los Angeles prosecutors — approved the actress' transfer to Malibu to complete 90 days of treatment.

Sources said the transfer was for medical reasons and a belief that it was the best way to build on the initial therapy Lohan received at Betty Ford and not because of any issues at the Rancho Mirage facility.

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Judge James Dabney had previously signed off on Lohan's stay at Betty Ford for her 90 days of treatment ordered in a plea bargain regarding reckless driving and lying to police about a car crash.

The stay at Cliffside was arranged by attorney Shawn Holley, who is once again representing the actress.

After skipping out on entering a Newport Beach rehab facility and facing the prospect of arrest for violating probation a month ago, Lohan rehired Holley.

The lawyer, who represented Lohan for several years and managed to keep her out of jail in a jewelry theft case, was part of the O.J. Simpson defense team and is among Southern California's top criminal defense attorneys.

Lohan ran into problems when she abandoned plans to enter Morningside rehab in Newport Beach. State officials said the Newport Beach facility was not licensed to provide residential drug or alcohol treatment; it is certified to operate as an outpatient clinic with sober living homes.

Lohan's Porsche rear-ended a truck on Pacific Coast Highway on June 8, but she denied she was driving. She entered a no-contest plea in March and agreed to enter rehab, spend 18 months in psychotherapy and serve 30 days of community service.

The actress has previously spent several months in 2010 at Betty Ford, where an employee accused her of assault. Prosecutors declined to charge Lohan.


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