Lindsay Lohan is not getting her year off to a good start. The actress’ lawyer has responded to a video posted Thursday (January 3) on TMZ.com that shows her drinking from a bottle of champagne while partying Monday night in Italy. Lohan was spotted drinking straight from the bottle at a party held during the Capri Hollywood Film Festival.
He says Lohan did drink alcohol New Year’s Eve but insisted that the troubled starlet — who left the Cirque Lodge Treatment Center in Utah in early October after a lengthy stay — is now “back on track” with her sobriety.
“After being handed a champagne bottle while on a dance floor in Italy on New Year’s Eve and drinking from it, the good news was that Lindsay stopped herself that night, called her sponsor and got herself immediately back on track,” Blair Berk said, according to UsMagazine.com. “There is no magic cure here. Unfortunately, Lindsay has to share her ’one day at a time’ with the entire world.”
The 21-year-old Lohan has certainly shared more than just one day with the world over the past half-year. In mid-July, she celebrated the end of a 45-day stay at Malibu, California’s Promises rehab facility by partying — soberly, according to reports — with some friends at the Pure nightclub in Las Vegas.
At the time, Lohan spokeswoman Leslie Sloane Zelnick said, “[Lohan is] doing great. Lindsay is working hard on her sobriety, and we are all supporting her.” She also said the fact that Lohan had voluntarily agreed to wear an alcohol-monitoring bracelet on her ankle proved the actress was committed to staying clean.
Still, Debra Jay — author of “No More Letting Go: The Spirituality of Taking Action Against Alcoholism and Drug Addiction” and a frequent guest on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” — told MTV News that going out clubbing so soon is “never recommended.”
In November, Lohan checked in and out of jail — in less than an hour and a half — to serve time for her July DUI arrest, which followed a bizarre car chase. According to a People report, she started serving her community service at an American Red Cross blood-services facility in a Los Angeles suburb shortly soon afterward.