I was curious to see if all the hooplah about Lindsay Lohan is really warranted. I vacillated between feeling sorry for the 24-year-old and feeling she deserved her fate and wondering if her parents and close friends were responsible. I have concluded that all three scenarios contribute to the big picture.
Lindsay had recently spent a month in jail and Rehab this past summer and seemed to be on her way to full recovery. Her mother Dina was interviewed by Matt Lauer on the Today show in August and declared that Lindsay was doing wonderfully and was anxious to return to work. Therapy sessions and a 12-step program were prescribed for the actress who has been in the headlines for three years for drug abuse. Random drug and alcohol testing was also ordered by Los Angeles Judge Elden Fox. Her lawyer testified that Lindsay was serious about maintaining sobriety.
All of these good intentions came to a halt when Lindsay landed back in court this month after failing two drug tests, one for cocaine and the other for Adderall. Judge Fox made his ruling without listening to any arguments from Lindsay’s lawyers. She was denied bail and will remain in jail until her probation hearing on October 22, 2010. The only way Lindsay could be released before that would be through Judge Fox’s order, which seems doubtful at this point.
It appears that her choice of acquaintances, some being alleged murderers, is holding her back from a true rehabilitation. At 24 years of age, her parents hold some influence over her but legally Lindsay is of age to take responsibility on her own.
I have researched her filmography and it indicates that the young lady has had tremendous success – albeit a few flops – and could have a bright future if she could turn her life around.
Some of her best known successes are:
The Parent Trap (1998)
Freaky Friday (2003)
Mean Girls (2004)
Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen (2004)
Herbie: Fully Loaded (2005)
A Prairie Home Companion (2006)
Three recent releases – Georgia Rule, I Know Who Killed Me, and Chapter 27 – were considered failures at the box office.
I hope that Lindsay can get the help she needs and new acquaintances to support her in her fight for sobriety.