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Lindsay Lohan's dad: 'Get my daughter the help she needs'

By Alan Duke, CNN
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • NEW: Prescription drugs are the problem, Lohan's father says
  • Michael Lohan pleads for rehab order after monitoring bracelet detected alcohol
  • He calls it "clear and obvious" she's addicted
  • Actress's bond was forfeited, and judge set a new one at twice as much

Los Angeles, California (CNN) -- Lindsay Lohan's father renewed his public plea Wednesday that a judge order his daughter to drug rehab after her alcohol detection bracelet indicated she had been drinking.

The actress avoided jail Tuesday evening when she posted a new $200,000 bond to replace the $100,000 bond forfeited when the Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Marsha Revel ruled Lohan was in "non-compliance" with an order not to drink.

"Having just received the report, I am not in a position to speak to its accuracy or validity," defense attorney Shawn Chapman Holley told CNN Tuesday evening. "However, Ms. Lohan maintains that she has been in complete compliance with all of the terms of her probation and her bail."

Michael Lohan, who has publicly feuded with his daughter, said the violation makes it "clear and obvious that Lindsay has a severe addiction problem."

"For God's sake, Judge Revel and Shawn Holly have years of experience with this," her father said. "Lindsay needs help."

Revel ordered Lohan to wear a SCRAM -- Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitoring -- bracelet last month as part of her bond while the actress awaits a probation revocation hearing related to a 2007 drunken driving conviction.

"It's FINALLY clear and obvious that Lindsay has a severe addiction problem," Michael Lohan said in a written statement to CNN Wednesday. "How many mountains do I have to shout from? How much longer do I have to get slammed for trying to bring attention to this horrible situation, to get my daughter the help she needs, because I love and care about her."

The SCRAM bracelet samples perspiration on the skin every half hour to detect if the wearer has ingested alcohol, according to an online fact sheet posted by its maker, Alcohol Monitoring Systems Inc. The bracelet collects data and transmits it to a monitoring location.

Random drug testing was ordered because of previous evidence that Lohan was under the influence of cocaine, Revel said last month.

The actress used her Twitter account to dispute published reports Tuesday that the SCRAM alarm had been triggered while she attended a party after Sunday's MTV Movie Awards.

"She needs to get into a rehab so she can get off THE PRESCRIPTION DRUGS she's been prescribed by these idiots who should be in jail themselves," Michael Lohan said Wednesday. "The prescriptions ARE the problem!"

He added, "If they listen to me and detox her off of all of them, you will see the old Lindsay. The talented, loving, caring person/actress I know and love."

The judge ignored a letter from Michael Lohan last month because she said he was not a party to his daughter's criminal case.

Lohan was able to avoid being arrested on a bench warrant issued last month by the same judge when her bail was arranged as she made her way back to the United States from France.

It was Lohan's alleged failure to attend alcohol counseling classes, ordered after the Beverly Hills drunken driving conviction, that landed her back in court last month.

Lohan's failure to show up for court as ordered last month prompted the judge then to rule there was "probable cause to believe (Lohan) is in violation of probation." Her lawyer said Lohan was unable to catch a flight from France two days earlier because she had lost her passport at the Cannes Film Festival.

When she finally appeared in court several days later, the judge imposed the stricter conditions that included a prohibition against alcohol, the SCRAM bracelet and random drug testing.

CNN's Brittany Kaplan contributed to this report.

 
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