Lindsay Lohan’s father claims she has had “an epiphany” in rehab. Michael Lohan says the 26-year-old Mean Girls actress – who began 90 days of court-ordered treatment on May 2, after pleading “no contest” to lying to police about driving during a car accident last June – was like a totally different person when he visited her in the Betty Ford clinic in Rancho Mirage, California, on Sunday, and finally realises that she had a problem, but he still wants her to be transferred to the Lukens Institute in Florida.
He told gossip website TMZ.com: “She is doing phenomenal, I mean awesome. There is a lot of healing going on. This is only the beginning of the process and she has 60 more days. She did say that at the beginning of the month that she wants to leave and go to Lukens. I’m going to go and meet Shawn Holley (Lindsay’s lawyer) this week and hopefully talk to the City Attorney and get her transferred. They don’t get any trauma therapy here (at Betty Ford), they do no one-on-one whatsoever. They are giving some people in here medication, Valium, and other narcotic medication, you don’t do that in rehab. Lukens doesn’t treat people like that.”
Michael, who is engaged to Kate Major, also hinted that he has buried the hatchet with his ex-wife Dina Lohan so they can help their daughter get better. He said: “The whole family has come around her. Her mom came over on Tuesday with Ali, so everyone is in really good spirits. The whole family is behind her. Even Kate is behind her. We all just want her to get better and she’s going to. She comes to Lukens and I’m telling you now she is going to get better. This time more than other times I have a lot more faith in it and in her. I just know God is behind her this time. It’s just enough is enough and she realises that. In everyone’s life there comes that epiphany and I guess it’s come upon her in some shape or form. It’s time and I think she knows that.”