Although Lindsay Lohan’s 90 day stint in an inpatient rehab program are over, she still has to complete an additional 15 months of outpatient therapy as well as 30 days of community service. That’s the order from Los Angeles Superior Court Judge James Dabney after Lilo’s release from the Cliffside Malibu treatment center on Tuesday night.
According to Reuters and Huffington Post, the conditions are no joke if Lindsay Lohan wants to stay out of trouble. HuffPo noted that Cliffside’s CEO Richard Taite told Dabney that “it is a setup for almost certain failure” if the court didn’t order and verify her attendance at regular therapy sessions.
Dabney agreed and court-ordered 18 months of therapy for Lindsay Lohan but also gave her credit for the three months that she received as an inpatient.
The judge added that if Lohan traveled for work, she could use video conference software to meet with her therapist — so presumably she won’t be able to use her career as an excuse to skip out on the three times a week sessions.
Reuters noted that Lindsay Lohan’s problems are long-standing. The 27-year-old Mean Girls star has been in trouble with the law since a 2007 drunk driving and cocaine possession arrest. She was previously treated for substance abuse at the Betty Ford Center in 2010.
According to TMZ, Lohan is also receiving intensive care from a so-called sober coach to help her launch her new and — one would hope — healthier future.
The Canyons, Lindsay Lohan’s low budget film, was originally slated to go straight to video. However, the film will now also enjoy a theater release in New York on Friday.
A Wall Street Journal report on the project noted some challenges in making The Canyons. Both Sundance and South by Southwest film festivals rejected the project despite the star power of Taxi Driver director Paul Schrader and screenwriter Bret Easton Ellis.
Co-star James Deen, a former porn star, may be part of the problem. But The Canyons team thinks that Deen’s female teen fan base will help sell tickets.
Probably Lindsay Lohan’s female teen and twentysomething fans will do much the same thing.