In the final stages of the Lindsay Lohan saga, the trouble actress picked the Morningside Recovery Center in Newport Beach, California over the judge approved Seafield Center in Westhampton Beach, New York. According to TMZ, Lohan chose Morningside because it would allow her to continue smoking cigarettes. “We did not approve this facility. We did not look into this facility. We know nothing about this facility,” said the prosecutor to the judge.
In other news, California state officials reportedly revoked the license of Morningside in 2012 for being careless with prescription drugs and offering treatment beyond its purview. The judge gave prosecutors a week to investigate the license situation.
According to her father, Michael Lohan, Lindsay had no idea she could not check into the facility. “Lindsay had no idea that Morningside wasn’t approved …It’s not her fault…This poor kid was a mess before she left.”
Lohan will remain at Morningside Recovery until the prosecution determines whether or not it deems the facility acceptable. The judge said the prosecution should make that decision by May 10.
In March, Los Angeles County Superior Court Justice James Dabney sentenced Lohan to 90 days in a drug rehabilitation facility, instructing her to leave the institution for any reason. The judge reached the decision after Lohan pleaded no contest to charges of reckless driving and providing false information to police.