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Lindsay Lohan

Judge Orders Therapy

To Avoid 'Certain Failure'

7/31/2013 9:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The rehab facility that Lindsay Lohan has called home for weeks sent a letter to the judge in her probation case ... saying LiLo will lapse back into drug and alcohol abuse if she doesn't get more court-ordered therapy ... and guess what, the judge agreed.

TMZ obtained a copy of the letter from Cliffside Malibu, in which CEO and founder Richard Taite tells the judge, Lindsay needs 3, 50-minute sessions a week for the next 15 months (18 months from last May).  Then Taite gives an ominous warning: "If these sessions are not required by the court and attendance verified once a month to ensure accountability, it is a set up for almost certain failure."


The judge agreed in open court this morning, and ordered that Lindsay stay in therapy and prove a year from November that she's complied.

Meanwhile in court, Lindsay's lawyer Shawn Holley showed up with proof Lindsay successfully completed her 90 days of rehab.


Outside court, Shawn talked about "Lindsay 2.0." ... and made a bold prediction about her client's future.



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Dear TMZ: Please fire one of those purdy but brainless girls who sit in the front row and hire yourself some proof-readers. This is pathetic.

447 days ago


I feel sorry for the therapist; having to put up with this crackhead for the next 18 months... see what happens when you lie you stupid idiot? All for an accident an ACCIDENT that you just had to go and lie and say you weren't driving... wake up you aren't a celebrity anymore that you can do this crap and get away with it...

447 days ago


I hope this bitch wraps a car around a telephone poll so she doesn't kill somebody. Just her is good enough.

447 days ago


"Certain Failure" is inevitable even with the mandatory therapy. Unless you have the mindset of Chief Good Grief that is

447 days ago


Does anyone else on here have an ad from ABC of all outlets on how to plump up your lips? With a picture of what looks like Blo's lips? It will be a special report. How timely!

447 days ago

Ellie G    

Therapy over Skype! Yea, what could go wrong.


447 days ago

mary collins finn    

She is fortunate that she has this kind of court supervision riding herd on her sobriety. I think most people would slip through the cracks of the court system. Of course most people would have been jailed for at least 6-12months, would receive minimum drug and alcohol therapy and then would be released to sink or swim. I see a double standard all through the treatment of this woman by the justice system.

447 days ago


That certainly doesn't sound like a ringing endorsement for Lindsay. Sounds like she was forced to come to therapy sessions inside the center. I bet we will be hearing about all her diva behavior in there soon enough.

447 days ago


It's a bad sign when the rehab you were just at says you need intensive therapy three times a week - and even more telling - that if it's not MANDATED - she will screw up again.

Kids, let's face facts here - Lohan is a master manipulator, she plays victimhood to the max to get her narcissistic groove on, to get what she wants - when she wants it. And make no mistake - she will not complete the conditions of her probation. Let me be perfectly clear - she will claim "work" prohibited her from completing it, that she has to "make a living" etc. etc. (like other people on probation don't have to make a living, but she's entitled to fluff off her requirements set by the court because she's special).

It's only a matter of time with Lohan. It will happen and I'm perfectly fine that he goes on her way because I know that Lohan's narcissism will kick in and she'll think it's okay for her to blow it off. Three times a week? Ain't gonna' happen with Lohan. Believe me. Eventually the sh!t will hit the fan - it's inevitable.

And even her own rehab knows this.

447 days ago

Lindsay Lohan Fan Forever    

Via Skype lol.

447 days ago

Lindsay Lohan Fan Forever    

Via Skype lol.

447 days ago


Same old song and dance... they always require therapy when she leaves rehab. And always goes back to her old ways. How many times can one person do the same thing over and over and over again?

447 days ago


She needs to cut off her mother. Unfortunately that is a very difficult thing to do.

447 days ago


Harvey, fix your broken website! WTF?

447 days ago


People coming out of rehab take simple 'sobriety jobs' like working as a clerk in a book or flower shop, etc., to feel comfortable interacting in a normal no stressful way with people while not taking drugs or drinking...
Not headlining a comedy show or doing a major talk interview or having a reality show.
Total recipe for failure...
How many will put in $5.00 or even $10.00 into our pool for the date of the first major f-ck up Lindsay will have on her current route? I guess this will be difficult to accomplish as one of us will have to hold the money & lose our hidden screen names but we can make it a contest just the same.
I vote for her f-ck up on or near Sept. 14th,
2013 giving her 6 weeks from now.
An arrest, a battery, car crash, brawl, etc.

What is your date of her first major f-ck up?
Can TMZ hold the money if we can wager?

447 days ago
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