Lindsay Lohan Leaves Betty Ford for Malibu Rehab Center
A little over a month after checking in, Lindsay Lohan has checked out of the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, Calif., to enter the Cliffside rehab clinic in Malibu, a source confirms to Us Weekly. The Wednesday, June 12, transfer was reportedly approved by prosecutors, who agreed that the 26-year-old starlet would benefit from serving the remainder of her 90-day sentence at a new place.
Lohan first checked into Betty Ford on May 3, one day after checking into and out of the Morningside Recovery Center in Newport Beach, Calif. The stay was mandated by the court as a result of her March no-contest pleas to reckless driving and lying to police; she also received an order to complete psychological counseling and 30 days of community service.
Having checked into rehab six times already, the troubled actress has voiced her skepticism about it being an effective intervention. In a recent interview with Piers Morgan for the Daily Mail's Event magazine, she said she thought there were other, more beneficial ways she could be spending her time.
"I don't think I need to be on lockdown for three months. I don't think that's rehab," she told Morgan before beginning her latest rehab stint. "Constantly sending me to rehab is pointless. The first few times I was court-ordered to rehab, it was like a joke, like killing time."
"I think there are other things I could do instead of going to a rehab center that would benefit me more," she added. "The best thing they could do for me would be to make me go abroad to different countries and work with children."