Lindsay Lohan is NOT Going To Jail — Judge Says He Doesn't Want Another 'Trainwreck' & Orders Lindsay To Remain In Rehab Until Jan. 3!

Fri, October 22, 2010 12:38pm EST by 7 Comments
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It’s a victory for Lindsay Lohan and her camp Oct. 22 — the judge has ruled that Lindsay STAY in rehab instead of being thrown back in jail for violating the terms of her probation.

In a shocking turn of events, Judge Elden Fox has decided to keep Lindsay Lohan at the Betty Ford rehab center INSTEAD of sending her back to jail at the Lynwood Correctional Facility. The LA District Attorney’s office suggested that Lindsay go to jail for six months, but Judge Fox has opted to sentence Lindsay to remain in rehab until Jan. 3.

HollywoodLife.com was in the courtroom as a visibly stressed and scared Lindsay arrived with her mother and a representative from the Betty Ford Clinic in tow. Judge Fox held counsel prior to the sentencing beginning and when Lindsay’s lawyer, Shawn Chapman Holley, came out, she immediately whispered to her client, “You ain’t goin’ to jail.”

Instantaneously, all the tension from Lindsay’s face dropped away and she grinned. At one point, the bailiff asked, “How are you doing?”

Lindsay replied with a smile, “Better.”

A very emotional Lindsay cried when Judge Fox told her she would not be going back to jail. Lindsay submitted a handwritten note and the Judge Fox said he “appreciated” her “trying.”

Judge Fox reiterated to Lindsay that she must want change in herself in order to stay out of trouble, and said he didn’t want another “train wreck.”

“You’re an addict,” he said. “So you must change your lifestyle before you become unemployable and uninsurable.”

Lindsay wept and so did her father, Michael. At one point the estranged dad winked in his daughter’s direction and she smiled.

Tension was broken in the court room when Judge Fox said lightly, “There’s a reason why I chose to make you stay in Betty Ford until after New Year’s.”

Everyone in the courtroom laughed, including Lindsay.

The troubled starlet will remain in Betty Ford until Jan. 3 and she’s required to check back in with the court Feb. 25. Her counsel asked if she could remove her SCRAM bracelet while at Betty Ford, and the judge agreed.

Between rehab and her court date, Lindsay be on unsupervised probation, and will be required to take anti-narcotic and anti-alcohol tests. If she fails one of these tests, the D.A. has recommended 180 days in jail.

Judge Fox said he has no qualms about throwing Lindsay back in jail if she messes up again. “I will no longer be manipulated,” he told her. “It’s about how you want to change your life and move forward.”

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Mike Berry

Posted at 3:52 PM on October 22, 2010  

I think we should release all wealthy criminals who try(steers try)to manipulate the system.i know if it was someone who was poor and not famous they would have already served several terms in jail.I wonder how much the judge was paid who is supposed to be protecting us and needs to be removed from the bench I’m sure Ms.Lohan needs a new gardener,although I wouldn’t want someone as dishonest as him(This pig of a judge) around my dog P.S.just so you know I have always been a left wing liberal so I believe in AND JUSTICE FOR ALL not just the priveliged

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CJM

Posted at 3:20 PM on October 22, 2010  

The judge thanks her for ‘trying’? How many times does this jerk and others like her (Paris Hilton, for one) get to have breakes for their misdeeds? The average citizen would have been thrown under the bus by now. Let this little spoiled brat go on to jail and be done with it. California offers rehab drug/alcohol programs in the jails, so poor little Lindsey doesn’t have to go to a fancy rehab place (where she is clearly able to secure more drugs to keep her high, stoned, or whatever). Furthermore, she should have to pay for all those court appearances (and for the times she failed to appear). So a jail term would “ruin her career?” Seems to me she has already ruined with with her shenanigans and propensity towards her use of illicit drugs. What talent does she actually have anyway?!

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Jacob

Posted at 2:15 PM on October 22, 2010  

Justice is lost, Justice is raped, Justice is done. Seeking no truth, winning is all. The fighting is so grim so true so real.

Metallica

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Shayne

Posted at 2:06 PM on October 22, 2010  

How is this even fair?? If it was any of us ‘common folk’ we would’ve been locked up for life a long time ago. Lindsay has already been to jail TWICE, failed drug tests as a part of her probation, skipped out on court dates, was recorded in a hit and run involving a pedestrian and a STROLLER, and has DUIs and possession charges.

I don’t wish her any luck at all. The justice system clearly only works when you have money and that is absolutely unacceptable. This girl should be locked up like the rest of us would be for committing all of these crimes.

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Riccio

Posted at 2:32 PM on October 22, 2010  

I would rather see Lindsay speding HER money on the pricey Betty Ford Center rather than picking up the tab for her jail time. Especially since her time in jail is incredibly expensive to the taxpayers, because she requires extra security, a private room, etc.

Maybe this will work. We can only hope that Lindays wakes up, grows up and takes advantage of the chance at a productive, happy and useful life the judge has given her.

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gbtw

Posted at 1:31 PM on October 22, 2010  

i sure hope the best for her. good luck cleaning up your act lindsay. it’s a marathon, not a sprint.

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saftgek

Posted at 1:26 PM on October 22, 2010  

Judge Fox appears to be in “it” for publicity, not for ethically and affimatively executing his judicial duty.

On the other hand, Ms. Lohan has gotten yet another pass. She is not being held accountable for her reprehensible, anti-social and self-destructive behavior. With the social development of a 12 year old child, she continues to live a life of decadence and irresponsibility. Judge Fox refuses to hold her accountable; therefore, she will not be accountable. She will continue to spiral downward in her pit of misconduct. She is a lost soul, and will remain so until 1) a legitimate member of the judiciary holds her accountable, or 2) she takes her own life as the druggie she is.

Pitiful. So many need help, and Ms. Lohan absolutely needs a giant kick in the pants (figuratively-speaking). Sad – no one involved is willing to deliver the kick!

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