According to both TMZ and E! News, Lindsay Lohan was released from jail at 1:35 a.m., my guess is Pacific time. There were no Paris Hilton-esque bank of paparazzi waiting to capture her first steps as a free crackhead, however. Instead, Lindsay was driven immediately to UCLA Medical Center for treatment (for meth and bipolar disorder? Eh).
These last two weeks probably couldn’t go by fast enough for Lindsay Lohan. But Lohan (and her hair extensions) managed to make it through a sojourn at Lynwood’s Century Regional Detention Facility, serving 14 days of a 90-day sentence for a probation violation in a DUI case.
Lohan was sprung at 1:35 a.m. Monday, although she managed to elude dozens of camera crews outside. Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department spokesman Steve Whitmore told the assembled masses that Lohan was ushered to rehab in an unmarked van.
Not that she had time for teary reunions or fab photo ops…
Los Angeles Superior Court Marsha Revel had ordered that Lohan report to a treatment facility within 24 hours rather than allow her time to unwind before fulfilling the part of her sentence that’s actually going to last for 90 days.
“Per court order she has been sent directly to her next destination, which is a treatment center,” Whitmore said. “She is now under the supervision of the L.A. County Probation Department. This concludes her custody. We are done. Thank you all for behaving. We can all go home now.”
While early reports had the 24-year-old checking into the Morningside Recovery in coastal Orange County, about an hour south of Los Angeles, the actress was later said to be headed to the UCLA Medical Center for intense counseling for both substance abuse and emotional issues. There has been no confirmation from the facility, the D.A. or Lohan’s camp.
“The judge’s order will dictate the manner in which she will be released and to whom, and I have not seen that,” attorney Shawn Chapman Holley told E! News earlier Sunday after paying Lohan a visit in jail. “She is doing fine…She is ready.”
Holley, who despite originally trying to step down as Lohan’s counsel ended up being quite the vigilant legal eagle, has repeatedly argued that her client needed time with family upon her release, but Revel was ultimately too concerned that Lohan would relapse if left to her own devices.
Lohan’s get-out-of-jail time had already been pretty well established by Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department officials, so a horde of cameras, news crews and assorted looky-loos were there to try to in vain to capture the beleaguered starlet upon her release (we stopped counting at 100)—in a free-for-all reminiscent of when a certain socialite passed through those same doors several years ago.
[From E! News]
I think UCLA Medical Center sounds like a fine facility for Lindsay and her addictions. I was worried that she would be sent to some cupcake rehab where she would get some special dispensation to keep taking all of her prescriptions, but there’s something about the tone of this that makes me think that Judge Revel has taken a personal interest in getting Lindsay healthy, for real this time. Now my only concern is that 90 days might be too short a time to get her clean.