Lindsay Lohan Leaves California Rehab Moments After Checking In
Well, that was quick! Even a court sentence isn't enough to keep Lindsay Lohan in rehab. On Thursday, May 2, the troubled starlet checked into Morningside Recovery in Newport Beach, Calif. -- and then summarily checked back out.
"She felt Morningside was not suitable for her," a source tells Us Weekly. "There were too many paparazzi everywhere and she didn't feel safe. Nobody close to her is happy about this. They think she's really not being smart."
According to the source, friends and family of the Scary Movie 5 actress are "fed up" with her behavior. "As of now, she is not in compliance with what the court was going to allow her to do," the insider adds.
Lohan, 26, was originally set to check into the Seafield Center in Westhampton Beach, New York, but opted to head to the California rehab center at the last minute.
"She was shopping at an electronics store, then she was on the [rehab center] property for a couple minutes but got spooked by the paparazzi," a source told the New York Daily News of Lohan's abrupt exit. "She was saying, 'I'm not going to rehab. I'm not going to rehab. Take me back to the airport.'"
According to the paper, Lohan then headed to LAX, presumably to hop on a flight to New York City.
"If there's credible confirmation she's heading back to New York, then I'm going to have to go in and ask the court to issue a warrant," Santa Monica City Attorney Terry White told the News.
If Lohan fails to return to the California treatment center by tomorrow morning, law enforcement sources tell TMZ that prosecutors won't hesitate to issue a warrant for her arrest.
Earlier in the day, as Lohan was checking into her court-ordered 90-day treatment program, her attorney, Mike Heller, was standing before Judge James R. Dabney in an L.A. courtroom, listening as White argued that Lohan was violating her plea deal because she was not enrolling in a pre-approved clinic.
White and his team questioned whether Morningside Recovery could provide Lohan with adequate care, presenting three articles "condemning" Morningside Recovery (the facility had its license revoked in 2012 and therefore cannot legally provide treatment). Dabney will make a formal decision on the matter a week from Friday, on May 10.
The Mean Girls actress has been ordered to serve the three-month stint as a result of her March no-contest pleas to reckless driving and lying to police. She must also receive psychological counseling, complete 30 days of community labor, and pay a series of fines.
Lohan's father tells RadarOnline that he forsees big problems if his daughter is really en route to the Big Apple. "If that's the case I have been told that she will be arrested in New York and her bail will be set at $100,000," he said.