Lindsay Lohan: “I Am Glad to be Able to Put This Past Me”
Lindsay Lohan‘s ready to move on. After entering a “no contest” plea in her theft case earlier today, the Mean Girls star just released a statement saying, “I am glad to be able to put this past me and move on with my life and my career. I support the judge’s decision and hold myself accountable for being in this situation.”
Although Judge Stephanie Sautner said, “I don’t think the root of her problems is substance abuse,” and even felt a treatment program was unnecessary, Lohan’s probation officer believes the star’s issues do in fact stem from drugs and alcohol. According to a probation report, Lohan failed an alcohol test on February 8, approximately a month after she left rehab.
The report also says the police interviewed restaurant and nightclub employees who claimed Lohan was drinking on the December night she allegedly got into an altercation with a Betty Ford staffer. Judge Sautner felt Lohan has “other problems, which she self-medicates,” and needs psychological counseling instead. The judge also ordered Lohan to take an anti-shoplifting class.
As for jail, it’s out of Sautner’s hands. It’s up to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, which oversees the jails and will be taking Lohan’s probation report into account. Because of overcrowding, there’s a strong chance Lohan will only serve a fraction of her 120-day sentence, and will be eligible for house arrest. No decisions, however, will be made until June 17 or before when Lohan reports for jail.