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Lindsay Lohan seemed to be doing well in rehab this time around -- so we're not sure what to make of this news. After 30 days at Betty Ford, Lohan, 26, is transferring to the Cliffside clinic in Malibu, where she'll complete the remainder of her 90-day rehab sentence. Is this a good or bad sign?
The good news is that the judge signed off on Lindsay's move. According to TMZ, the courts agreed that Betty Ford was fine for a 30-day program, but Cliffside would be a better choice for long-term care.
"Lindsay is grateful for the treatment she received at the Betty Ford Center," her lawyer told ABC News. "She has completed her course of treatment there and looks forward to continuing her treatment and building on the foundation established at Betty Ford."
That all sounds pretty above board -- but there may be more to the story. FOX411 reports that Lohan had "several problems" during her stay at Betty Ford, which necessitated a transfer. RadarOnline has more details, saying that Lindsay refused to attend group therapy, kept demanding Adderall (which is prohibited at Betty Ford), and was generally rude and uncooperative.
"She was making life hell for those around her every day,” a source told the website. "Betty Ford is thrilled to see her go."
As you may recall, Lohan and Betty Ford already have a checkered history. During a 2010 stay at the facility, Lindsay got into a scuffle with a staff member, who filed assault charges against the actress. (The case was settled out of court last year.) So it's a bit surprising that she was back there in the first place.
Then again, she may not have had much choice in the matter. Originally, Lohan was ordered to spend her sixth (that's right, sixth) rehab stint at the Seafield Center in New York. She fought to go instead to Morningside in Newport Beach, but after arriving, she immediately checked out. At that point, she was violating probation, and checked into Betty Ford just in time to avoid an arrest warrant.
Initially, we heard good things about Lindsay's commitment to rehab; she was reportedly participating in the process, doing assigned chores, and getting along with her roommates. Then we didn't hear anything for a while. Now we find out that things weren't going so smoothly after all.
Let's face it: We may have been too willing to believe that rehab was working for Lindsay. We should have known better, especially after she told Piers Morgan that rehab is "pointless" and "a joke." The thing is, we all want Lindsay to end this cycle of legal problems, rehab stints and botched comebacks. Given her consistent lack of effort, we're starting to think we want it more than she does.