Health & Beauty
|Lohan Mess Puts Rehab Centers into Spotlight|
Anthony McCartney - Associated Press
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December 25, 2010
An early morning spat between Lindsay Lohan and a rehab worker isn’t just going to bring renewed scrutiny to the actress, but to the facility where she is being treated as well.
|Lindsay Lohan is shown in court in Beverly Hills, Calif. Lohan is being investigated for possible misdemeanor battery against a female staffer at a rehab facility where she is receiving treatment. Deputy Herlinda Valenzuela with the Riverside County Sheriff's Department says deputies responded to a Betty Ford Center facility on Dec. 12 for an incident involving Lohan. (AP/Al Seib)|
The California Department of Public Health says it is conducting an investigation at the Betty Ford Center, which is supervising Lohan’s court-ordered rehab. The agency, however, won’t say whether its inquiry is directly related to the dustup between the “Mean Girls” star and a worker who was later fired for giving an on-camera interview to celebrity website TMZ. Lohan remains under investigation for misdemeanor battery.
Experts say the interview appears to violate state and federal medical privacy laws.