Even though a source tells Starzlife that Michael Lohan spent the evening his daughter was sentenced to jail at Saddle Ranch in Hollywood partying and taking pics with tourists, it wasn’t until after he put on his “concerned dad” face for an appearance on Larry King Live.
Michael told Larry:
“Any time in jail is harsh, especially for a young lady like Lindsay that doesn’t need jail. I’ve been there myself, and I know jail didn’t do anything for me with my addictions… I’m sorry. I’m just… a little upset… This girl needs a rehab. She needs help… If Lindsay’s lawyer and Lindsay would have just listened to us, she would have been in a rehab, she would have been on her way to being clean and sober and have her life back. Instead, she got jail and – jail and rehab.”
Michael’s attorney Lisa Bloom added: “I don’t want there to be misinterpretation that Michael and I think the sentence was appropriate because we don’t. And we sent a letter to the court today. We sent one previously, begging the court not to incarcerate her because I’m a pragmatist, Larry. What message does it send to someone if they go to jail for 84 minutes or for a day and a half? Mandated six months or longer in an in-patient treatment facility that knows what they’re doing, a facility that will take her off all the drugs, the prescriptions, and otherwise, and then give her life back.”
She does have a point, an hour and a half jail stay isn’t going to teach her any lessons. They need to make an example out of her and either make her stay there, our double the amount of time she stays in a rehab facility.
At least, they could tack on however many days she misses in the slammer due to early release to her rehab stay.