Lindsay Lohan: Too Broke for Rehab?
Lindsay Lohan isn’t immune from the health care crisis that affects millions of other Americans.
The troubled 24-year-old actress, who was sent back to rehab on Friday morning following her probation violation hearing, claims that she might not be able to continue participating in her rehab treatment—because she can’t afford it.
According to E! Online, a report filed with the court by her probation officer today notes that Lohan feels her treatment is causing her financial hardship. The report reads,
“She indicates she cannot afford to continue to pay for the treatment program and she needs to work. The defendant states her clothing line is falling apart because she is not available to monitor the product.”
The actress has been receiving treatment at the Betty Ford Center since September 28, and today was ordered back to treatment by Judge Elden Fox until January 3, 2011.
Lohan also notes that she’s due to begin work on a new project (presumably, the Linda Lovelace biopic Inferno) in November, and her treatment would interfere with her collecting on that payday as well. Though Lohan offered to continue wearing a SCRAM bracelet through December in exchange for being allowed to film the project, it doesn’t appear that Judge Fox will honor her offer.
It seems that it’s not just true that crime doesn’t pay—it can cost you as well.