Dr. Drew: ‘Lindsay’s disease is reckless’
After reprimanding Lindsay Lohan for her failure to comply with community service, an LA County judge revoked Lohan’s probation on Wednesday morning.
Lohan was removed from the courtroom in handcuffs, but was later freed after posting $100,000 bail.
On Wednesday night, HLN’s Dr. Drew and his guests weighed in on the situation.
“We're watching her die in my opinion,” Dr. Drew said. "I know her parents. I feel for them.”
Jen Heger, legal editor for Radaronline.com, added that she’s a young woman who is clearly in distress.
“I believe that her failure to not comply with the court's orders is essentially a cry for help,” she explained. “Judge Sautner said to her today, ‘you know, Lindsay, from what I hear, you're an actress. Are you? You're a supposed actress?’ That's very sad for the judge to publicly say that to her.”
Heger mentioned that Lohan looked "really bad" while she sat in the courtroom today.
“Her face was bloated,” Heger said. “Her eyes looked bloodshot. She's had issues with her teeth in the past several weeks.”
There had been some speculation that methamphetamines were part of the picture. But if that’s the case, Dr. Drew said it was his fear that she could possibly be getting prescription drugs and she could be justifying using medicine because doctors are prescribing those medications.
“It's a Michael Jackson story all over again and it happens all the time with celebrities,” Drew said. “I'm here screaming about it every night.”
But does Lindsay even understand what her obligations are or is she just playing cat and mouse? Dr. Drew inquired.
"Unfortunately, it could be a combination of both,” former LA County Deputy District Attorney Danette Meyers said. “The last time I had the case, I was hoping that she would follow the court's instructions. Judge Sautner gave her a break. This wasn't the kind of case you give a person a break on. She didn't need a break. What she needed was someone to really catch her attention and say ‘get yourself together. You have a lot going for you. Get it together before you kill yourself.'"
Meyers believes if she did serve some time in custody, it might get her attention.
“I know a lot of my patients find recovery when they lose their freedom,” Dr. Drew added. “I have faith for every patient. I have hopes for poor Lindsay Lohan. But I just get this terrible feeling that something horrific is going to happen to her. Not necessarily death – maybe something worse. I keep thinking about her losing a limb or something awful because her disease is recalcitrant, reckless, and we're all watching it live."
Lohan was supposed to be performing community service at a downtown Los Angeles women’s center, but the judge said that Lohan posted nine excused absences at the center since her last court hearing on July 21 -and performed, at most, only two hours of service.
Lohan’s attempt to perform community service at a nearby American Red Cross facility were voided because the judge said she didn’t authorize that change.