July 15, 2010 / 5:50 PM / 9 years ago

Lindsay Lohan reported in rehab ahead of jail term

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Lindsay Lohan was reported on Thursday to have moved into a sober living facility in Los Angeles, less than a week before she is due to start a 90-day jail term.

Actress Lindsay Lohan rubs her eye as she appears in court during a probation status hearing relating to her August 2007 no contest pleas to two counts each of DUI and being under the influence of cocaine, along with a reckless driving charge, at the Beverly Hills Municipal Courthouse, California, July 6, 2010. REUTERS/David McNew/Pool

Celebrity news site X17online.com posted photos of the actress entering the building late on Wednesday and of her mother Dina, sister Ali, and former girlfriend DJ Samantha Ronson turning up later, apparently to visit her.

The reports could not immediately be confirmed.

Lohan, 24, who is currently wearing a court-ordered alcohol monitoring bracelet, is due to begin a 90-day jail term on July 20 for missing alcohol education classes that were part of her probation on a 2007 drunken driving charges.

She was also ordered to attend a 90-day in patient rehabilitation program after completion of her jail sentence.

Lohan’s lawyer quit the case unexpectedly last week and the actress is reported to have hired famed defense lawyer Robert Shapiro to mount an appeal.

Shapiro, who was a member of the legal team that successfully defended football player O.J. Simpson on charges of murdering his wife in 1994, is the owner of the facility now reportedly housing Lohan.

Celebrity website TMZ.com said Shapiro would try to convince the judge in Lohan’s case to modify her jail sentence and focus instead on rehab.

Shapiro could not be reached for comment on Thursday.

Lohan’s career peaked six years ago with the movies “Freaky Friday” and “Mean Girls” but has foundered since 2007 when she admitted she was addicted to alcohol and drugs, yet continued a partying lifestyle.

Reporting by Jill Serjeant; Editing by Bob Tourtellotte

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