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When Lindsay Lohan sat down for a candid interview with Oprah Winfrey on Sunday, the result wasn't exactly an image overhaul. While Lohan admitted that she has an addiction problem, she didn't exactly point to any kind of support system that will help her remain sober post-rehab. Now a former party pal says even while confessing her faults during the sit-down, Lohan was still lying.
According to the insider, Lohan continues to deceive people about how much cocaine she's done. When Winfrey mentioned Lohan's claim that she "really hadn't done cocaine but three or four times," the actress replied by saying that the number was actually more like 10 to 15 times. Watch the clip here:
But Lohan's nightclub acquaintance begs to differ. “For Lindsay to say she had only done coke 10-15 times is a lie,” the source told Radar Online. “I personally witnessed Lindsay snorting coke at least 20 times in less than a week when she was out of control partying in New York City several months ago. ... Everyone knows Lindsay has been addicted to coke for years, and it’s sad that she chose to mislead the public yet again. She is absolutely an alcoholic/coke addict.”
If this is true, this is troubling news. Experts say that continuing to deceive others about the extent of your drug use is a sign that you're still gripped by addiction.
On the other hand, what do we know about Radar's anonymous tipster? Only that this person partied with Lohan back when she was "out of control." That's not exactly a reputable source.
One thing's for sure: Clawing your way out of addiction is a Herculean task. Doing it so publicly seems near impossible -- especially when others are seeking to profit from your notoriety. Ironically, Winfrey's network didn't even get much of a boost from the exclusive access to Lohan.
"The interview featured on Oprah’s Next Chapter averaged 892,000 total viewers at 9 p.m., a mere 7 percent above the show’s Sunday average," according to Fox News.
Ah, well. As always, we're rooting for you, Lindsay.
Jennifer Graham Kizer is an Atlanta-based writer who covers pop culture and watches too much TV. Luckily, iVillage gives her an excuse to watch even more. Follow her on Google+.