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Thursday 18 September 2014

Lohan 'focusing on herself in rehab'

Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan has reportedly told those close to her she will use her court-ordered rehab stint to focus on herself.

The actress agreed a plea deal in her car crash case yesterday and has been sentenced to 90 days in rehab, 30 days of community labour and 18 months of psychological therapy.

It had previously been claimed she was unwilling to accept any such deal as she felt she had done nothing wrong. According to TMZ, the 26-year-old actress reconsidered her options while flying to Los Angeles to appear in court.

"Lindsay is telling friends she actually likes the rehab option, because it will allow her to focus on herself without any distractions," the site reports.

The actress pled no contest to misdemeanour charges of reckless driving and lying to police after a car crash in Malibu last year. She was on probation for a previous jewellery theft case at the time and was found to have violated that yesterday. She was sentenced to 180 days in jail, which she will not have to serve if she completes the terms of her plea deal.

Lindsay has been behind bars before and has also completed many stints in rehab. TMZ reports the star isn't convinced she needs further treatment, but decided to agree to the terms as she is petrified of being jailed again.

The agreement was made after several hours of closed-door discussions. Following the court appearance, it was revealed the actress had dismissed an offer of 30 days under house arrest. She would also have had to wear a SCRAM bracelet, which monitors alcohol and drug use.

"Prosecutors were absolutely stunned Lohan turned down the offer, and chose instead to go to a lock down rehab for 90 days," an insider told RadarOnline.

The actress was 48 minutes late to the hearing and looked pale and drawn as she listened to proceedings. She'd had problems with her flight from New York City, eventually using a private jet to get to Los Angeles.

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