Facing the consequences of her actions, Lindsay Lohan was on-hand at the courthouse in Beverly Hills, California on Friday morning (October 22).
Arriving with lawyer Shawn Chapman Holley, as well as police escorts, the troubled “Georgia Rule” actress headed inside to face Judge Elden Fox’s decision as to her punishment for failing two drug tests while on probation.
With jail and rehab sitting as the two possible outcomes, Judge Fox ended up ordering LiLo back to the Betty Ford Center – where she’ll stay until January 3, 2011 at the very earliest.
Once released from treatment, Miss Lohan is slated to reappear before the judge on February 25 with drug testing required once she exits rehab.
Clearly elated that she’s avoiding time behind bars, a weeping Lindsay simply said “Thank you” to the judge before being escorted out of the courtroom.
According to E! News, Judge Fox’s decision to allow Lohan more time in rehab was because of her long-awaited acknowledgment that she was an addict.
“You did write a letter to this court and I appreciate that,” Fox said. “Epiphanies come in different ways and I’d like to think my taking you into custody at the last hearing contributed to that.”
The Judge also told Lindsay: “Let me be clear, I am going to do exactly what the D.A. wants if you violate the program in any way, if you leave the program before and if you test positive…If you are serious about what you wrote in this letter, you are an addict. Apparently that is something you now acknowledge.” (E! News)
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