As we found out yesterday, Lindsay Lohan was not sent to jail for the multiple violations of her parole. Instead, she was ordered back to the Betty Ford Clinic until January 3. Apparently, the judge was impressed with the progress Lindsay was making thus far, but believed that a more extended and thorough detoxification process was in order. Part of the judge’s decision was based on a report the Betty Ford Clinic doctors submitted to the court. Radar has excerpts from the report, and the portrait of Lindsay isn’t all that flattering. Nor hopeful. Apparently, while Lindsay has made SOME progress, she still has the heart and soul of a crackhead liar in denial. Lindsay has tried to talk her way out of rehab, claiming that she’s broke and she can’t afford the treatment any more, and that Lindsay “has a lot of growing up to do.” Ya think?
Dina Lohan looked relieved in court on Friday as the judge told her daughter Lindsay that he was not going to send her to jail but rather allow her to return to rehab to finish treatment at the Betty Ford Center. In an exclusive statement to RadarOnline.com, Dina expressed how happy she is with the ruling.
“We’re taking it day by day and we’re very thankful for all the support and the love we’ve received,” Dina told RadarOnline.com on Friday.
RadarOnline.com was in the Beverly Hills courtroom where Lindsay was ordered to appear for her sentencing relating to her probation violation.
The actress, 24, wore jeans and a black blazer as she sat near her mother. Lindsay’s father, Michael Lohan, was also at court but sat on the opposite side of the room.
RadarOnline.com obtained Lindsay’s probation report, which revealed her admission to feeling powerless about being an addict.
The powerful report, prepared by Lindsay’s probation officer, contains information from several of her caregivers and gives strong insight into what the troubled actress has been dealing with. The probation report, relaying information from one of Lindsay’s doctors, reads: “The defendant was motivated to look at some of the problems in her life, however, there was some denial regarding her drug addiction. He feels that the longer the defendant is at the Betty Ford Center the better.”
According to the report, chemical dependency counselor Gary Richman saw Lindsay at UCLA and then at her home. When she failed her drug test he tested her every day after that.
“He believes the defendant needs to continue to work on her issues in order to save her life. He indicates the defendant is a ‘wonderful young woman.’”
The report states: “After the positive drug test with the probation department, Mr. Richman indicates the defendant finally began to talk about feeling powerless and about being an addict. He states the defendant needs ongoing treatment and has a lot of growing up to do. She must make several changes in her life in order to succeed, especially coming from a family of dysfunction.”
Lindsay told one of her caregivers that she cannot remain at Betty Ford because she is broke. According to the report: “She indicates that she cannot afford to continue to pay for the treatment program and she needs to work. The defendant stated her clothing line is falling apart because she is not available to monitor the product. “
Lindsay also told them she is scheduled to start shooting a movie on November 10. The report reveals that Lindsay is in a group geared toward improving self esteem at Betty Ford and that she is also in group therapy and AA meetings.
One probation officer spoke to Lindsay by phone on October 14 and Lindsay said, “I feel good,” according to the report.
Despite Lindsay’s pleas to get out of Betty Ford, the probation report says she is doing well and recommends that she be kept there.
“The probation officer feels that it is a positive step, that the defendant has acknowledged her addiction and is seeking additional treatment,” the report says.
“Possibly removing herself from her lifestyle and its pressures for an extended period is exactly what is needed to preserve her health.”
The judge apparently agreed.
Honestly, this report doesn’t indicate to me that Lindsay has fulfilled the idea I have of a contrite addict – she has not given herself over to God, she has not accepted responsibility for actions, past and present, and tried to make amends and ask for forgiveness. She sounds like the same old crackhead trying to lie and cheat and do and say whatever she can to get out of rehab. My guess is that the doctors at the Betty Ford Clinic think that with time, maybe this will happen, because it hasn’t yet.
Meanwhile, TMZ reports that Lindsay is already preparing her cracked out contingency plan for when she gets out in January. Their sources say that her “management team” (which consists of Dina and a bottle of vodka) are “already lining up projects for the actress as soon as she steps out of rehab in 2011” and that the team “has been devouring movie scripts, furiously setting up meetings, and organizing fashion projects, all in anticipation of LiLo’s release from rehab — January 3, 2011.” A few of Lindsay’s friends think it would be a horrible idea for Lindsay to go back to work right away though – “She shouldn’t be working the first week. She shouldn’t be working the first couple months. She needs to be attending daily meetings to stay on track for sobriety.” Not when Mama needs some blow!