Yesterday, the big news was that Lindsay Lohan had failed either a single drug test or a series of drug tests– depending on who you were talking to– over the past week for cocaine use. Lohan’s only been home from her jail-slash-rehab pleasure stay, and of course the former Mean Girls star denied the allegations as soon as they arrived. Cut to: about twelve hours later, and Lindsay Lohan’s come clean about the whole thing. Read on for the gossip, my gentle Examiner readers…
No one was surprised when it was announced yesterday that Lindsay Lohan had failed a drug test for cocaine use earlier in the week, but surely there were a few disappointed fans (well, okay, people) out there who thought that Lohan’s recent stint in the Lynwood jail and rehab center would’ve done her some good. Lohan denied the charges immediately, claiming that they were outright “lies”, and then all was quiet for a few hours.
But of course, they didn’t stay quiet for long. Lohan’s got a long history of denying things to the press that are quite obviously true, only to change her story a short time later and admit that whatever she’d denied in the first place was correct. In this case, she came clean via Twitter. Here’s what she had to say:
“Regrettably, I did in fact fail my most recent drug test and if I am asked, I am prepared to appear before judge Fox next week as a result.
Substance abuse is a disease, which unfortunately doesn’t go away over night. I am working hard to overcome it and am taking positive steps forward every day. I am testing every single day and doing what I must do to prevent any mishaps in the future. This was certainly a setback for me but I am taking responsibility for my actions and I’m prepared to face the consequences.
I am so thankful for the support of my fans, loved ones and immediate family, who understand that i am trying hard, but also that I am a work in progress, just as anyone else. I am keeping my faith, and I am hopeful….Thank you all!!!”
On the one hand, it’s nice to see that Lohan’s owning up to her mistakes, taking responsibility, and generally acting like an adult about the whole thing. On the other hand, it’s annoying that we had to go through the usual round of denials and faux-outrage that have become typical of any Lindsay Lohan scandal. Maybe I’m a fool, but it seems like Lohan would probably do a lot more towards repairing her image if she didn’t have to be bullied into admitting the truth– which wasn’t even plausibly deniable from the get-go– by the media.
There hasn’t been any official comment from the authorities about all this, but we do know that Lohan’s under the advisement that any failed drug tests that she received post-rehab would be her a month back in jail…each. So, if the stories are true– if Lohan failed multiple drug tests this week– expect to see Lindsay headed to jail for a slightly longer stay this time. For example, if she failed three drug tests, she may have to serve upwards of twenty minutes in jail. Overcrowding: it’s a bitch.
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