Lohan in rehab ahead of jail sentence




Lindsay Lohan moved to a substance abuse facility and signed legal papers hiring celebrity lawyer Robert Shapiro to represent her as she prepares to head to jail for violating probation in a 2007 drug case.

Mr Shapiro, a key figure on OJ Simpson’s legal “dream team” in 1995, confirmed Lohan was staying at Pickford Lofts, a treatment centre Mr Shapiro founded after his son died of a drug overdose.

Mr Shapiro said he agreed to represent Lohan only if she does her jail time and complies with the terms of her probation.

He said he would help the actress get treatment to accomplish long-term recovery and sobriety.

“Ms Lohan is suffering from a disease that I am all too familiar with,” said Mr Shapiro, whose son Brent died in 2005. “Hopefully I can be of assistance.”

Lohan is scheduled to begin serving a 90-day sentence on Tuesday.

In representing Lohan, Mr Shapiro is replacing Shawn Chapman Holley, another veteran of the Simpson trial in which the former American football star was acquitted of the murders of his ex-wife Nicole and her friend Ronald Goldman.

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