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Lindsay's Dad to Judge: Rehab, No Jail

5/10/2010 12:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has obtained a letter Michael Lohan's lawyer, Lisa Bloom, has sent to the judge in Lindsay Lohan's DUI probation case ... asking for inpatient rehab or alternatively, random drug testing.

Lindsay Lohan's Dad
The letter -- which appears to be an attempt to keep Lindsay out of jail -- acknowledges "... Lindsay may have violated the terms of her probation by missing multiple court-ordered alcohol education classes."

Bloom says Michael is "gravely concerned" about Lindsay's "deterioration" and is urging the judge to put LiLo in a private drug rehab facility in New York. Michael also wants family counseling.

But if the judge won't go for rehab, Bloom and Michael are asking the judge to extend her probation and subject her to "frequent, random, court-ordered drug testing."

The letter ends with Bloom saying Michael does not want his daughter to become "the next Hollywood statistic."


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16.

tanaj    

I don't think that the judge will be swayed by Michael Lohan's opinion. He is a fame seeking idiot! HIs only source of income is selling his daughter out to the tabloids and papparrazzi!!

1541 days ago
17.

KristinAlaine    

How does he afford this lawyer? I have never heard any mention of him having any sort of a job..maybe I just missed that detail?

1541 days ago
18.

dickens    

how does TMZ get a copy of the letter--is it public knowledge or did Mr. Lohan give them a copy?

1541 days ago
19.

Christine    

What's the point of forcing her into rehab? The only people who can take control over their addictions are people who recognize, on their own, that they have a problem and need help. If you make someone go to rehab who doesn't think they have a problem & doesn't want to go chances are they won't kick their addiction.

1541 days ago
20.

Shea    

Throw her arrogant lying butttt in jail!!!!!!!



Force her and her equally delusional mother/manager to confront reality!!!!

1541 days ago
21.

Cheryl A.    

Daddy, please save me from jail. I PROMISE to be good!!!!



Yeah, right!



Lindsay, you did the crime, now do your time!

1541 days ago
22.

Blue    

It's a DUI probation! She has not been photographed driving, if fact she has been very careful to always have a ride. She has gone to her classes, and seems to do what is being required of her. No law against her being a public drunken mess, so long as she in not behind the wheel of a car. To me it looks like her dad would do anything to get attention, it has nothing to do with his daughters well being. What an embarrasment to that poor girl.

1541 days ago
23.

Me    

Jail! Jail! Jail!
Do not pass go, go directly to jail!
This double standard stuff is happening to much.
They need to follow the same laws we have too.
It sends the wrong message, in society.
They never have to spend any real jail time anyway.
Must be nice to be privileged.
If it was you or me, we'd be in jail, no excuses.
So should she!

1541 days ago
24.

Tommy    

The real issue here is to prove to this young lady that the court system is for real. Along with the fact that her spoiled little fanny would do good by several weeks in the slammer.Sitting in a locked up cell and reflecting on her massive ego would do worlds of good. It would prove to this spoiled immature pop star that she doesn't have unlimited star power and also cannot mock us US citizens. She is obviously making us all look foolish. I sure hope the legal system puts and end to this girls reign of disrespect.

1541 days ago
25.

steve    

HILLAREY, THERE IS ONLY TWO "M'S" IN THE WORD COMMENT. AS DOLLY SAYS, GET OFF THE CROSS, SOMEBODY NEEDS THE WOOD

1541 days ago
26.

LucyLoo    

Here is a re-post of my comment in an article about Lindsay from May 6th. It is relevant to this article as well. The final paragraph is the one to read if you have a short attention span...



Lindsay is probably not going to be alive soon. There are but two options for active addicts. The first option is to enter and stick to a recovery program and the second is to continue using and die the eventual death of an addict. Option two could take a day, a month, a year, a decade...any length of time but it will happen. It is not a question of "if" but a question of "when". In the meantime, the active addict will continue to slide down that slippery slope, live a "life" (if you can call it that) of grave illness and desparity. Yes, even if she is smiling for the cameras and telling everyone she knows that she is just fine and simply doing nothing different than what most 23 year old young adults do, please do not kid yourselves. There is nothing but sadness and desparation in those eyes of hers and in her head. Her continued drug and alcohol use is aimed at washing away those feelings and quieting the voices in her head that tell her she is useless. Hearing it from everyone else doesn't help things but the problem is within Lindsay. Everyone could be telling her she is the bomb and she'd outwardly agree but inwardly cringe and continue her drug abuse.



In a way, her flippant attitude about her probation, her court dates, alcohol ed classes, her father's threats, etc are simply her way of begging for help except she doesn't really know she's doing that. The non-addict part of her brain knows that this behavior will keep people's eyes on her and watching out for her...maybe someday saving her if the addict part of her brain (which is currently controlling her actions and words) would just slip up and lose its control for a brief moment, allowing her to see she needs help and submitting to those who want to give it to her. Until then, she will continue to act more flagrantly in regards to her drug use until one of the two ends I wrote in the beginning of my comment is reached.

My opinion is that the court system needs to STOP BEING HER BIGGEST ENABLER. I don't know if the judge on her case is just star-struck or what the problem is but she is not serving Lindsay's best needs or those of her community. Sorry Michael, you are only acting as any concerned parent would but Lindsay needs to go to jail for a spell, followed by a diversion sentence of rehab but not a plush, cushy private rehab where Lindsay can go back to the business of blocking out the real world. She needs to go to a lock-down rehab with all the rest of the criminal addicts. She is no better or worse than the average crack-house resident or living under the bridge junkie and she needs to see that. Isolating her away from what is her reality doesn't help anything. It will only ensure that she will go back out and use once she is released. She needs to see where her life is headed should she relapse once released. If she is able to consort with the "low-lifes" to score and use her drugs when active, then she can recover with them as well. Just my opinion.

1541 days ago
27.

Kate    

Lisa Bloom AND her mother, Gloria Allred need to quit trolling the celebrity-circuit sewers for clients. Really.
Michael Lohan? Sorry Lisa - you've hit an all-time low. Is this about justice, doing the right thing, helping Lindsay Lohan or about getting your puss in the press and worshiping at the throne of the almighty dollar?
Your mom, Gloria Allread, is no better. I would think she would need to fumigate her offices each and every time one of her "Tiger-related" clients exits a chair. As for Rachel Uchitel and the porn-star whore, they would benefit greatly from wearing flea collars.

1541 days ago
28.

Kendo    

The possibility of jail time is a deterrent. Sitting in jail is a lesson to not repeat the same mistakes. If this were any of us regular folk, we would already be sitting in jail. If other people have to go to jail for probation violations, so should Lindsay Lohan. She is nothing special that she should not have to go to jail. They have tried the rehab route with her. She will learn a hell of a lot more about self-discipline and consequences by sitting in jail than she ever has or ever will through rehab. Fair is fair!!

1541 days ago
29.

maddmax22    

1. you must help and from what ive seen thats the case if you dont want to get help for yourself rehab isnt going to work so why waste the time or money as soon as shes out and back with her friends its the party life all over again .what the judge needs to is toss her ass in jail and order after relise that she be tranfered to a rehab and make her ass stay there for another 30 or 60 days then when shes let out order her to random drug and alchol testing once a week where if she fails she will go tru the whole jail rehab all over again till she gets the message ... then maybe you can save this girls young life

1541 days ago
30.

maddmax22    

1. you must help and from what ive seen thats the case if you dont want to get help for yourself rehab isnt going to work so why waste the time or money as soon as shes out and back with her friends its the party life all over again .what the judge needs to is toss her ass in jail and order after relise that she be tranfered to a rehab and make her ass stay there for another 30 or 60 days then when shes let out order her to random drug and alchol testing once a week where if she fails she will go tru the whole jail rehab all over again till she gets the message ... then maybe you can save this girls young life

1541 days ago
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