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Daniel Baldwin Defends Lindsay Lohan

August 04, 2010 03:04:16 GMT

Baldwin who has history of battling drug addiction in his younger year says public should not judge Lindsay Lohan too harshly.


Daniel Baldwin Defends Lindsay Lohan
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Daniel Baldwin is urging the public not to judge Lindsay Lohan too harshly - insisting the troubled star's problems are not her fault because addiction is "a disease". Lohan was released from a California jail on Monday, August 2 after serving less than two weeks of a 90-day sentence for violating her probation relating to a 2007 DUI arrest.

She has now checked into rehab to spend 90 days receiving treatment for her addictions as part of her sentence. Baldwin, who spent years battling a raging drug habit and endured nine stints in rehab, insists Lohan deserves sympathy because she "doesn't have a choice" when she turns to alcohol or illegal substances."

He tells U.S. TV show "Larry King Live", "This woman has a disease. She doesn't have a choice in it. She has a disease. So it's not a fault thing. It's now a matter of whether or not she's going to go and get her (therapy) and decide that she's going to try to beat this disease, or she's going to succumb to it and end up killing someone in a car or die of an overdose..."

"It's no different than any other disease. She suffers from an affliction that is treatable, and she can keep it in remission. But there is no cure for addiction. And Baldwin is adamant Lohan needed to be forced into rehab by the courts otherwise she might never have addressed her problems.

He adds, "Lindsay is Lindsay's own worst enemy right now. She just keeps getting her way, because she won't surrender to the fact that she has this disease and this problem. So it's going to probably take the L.A. court system and a smart judge to put the screws to her a little bit to get her to see the light of day."

According to her father Michael, Lindsay Lohan herself experienced a "miracle" transformation in prison and has vowed to leave her wildchild past behind for good. He tells an Australian radio station, "I thought prison would be a horrible thing but I have to say an absolute miracle took place with regard to Lindsay turning her life around. It was a spiritual awakening for her and I hope it continues in rehab."

He adds, "She's 80 per cent of the way to where she has to be. She's got to go to rehab, take a step back from everything, and say, 'I've got to find myself again'."


 




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posted by Michael Shipley on Aug 03, 2010
Does the fact that 9 rehabs didnt fix Baldwin tell you something? Thats right, it doesnt work. When governments try to "fix" people's personal problems by forcing them into rehab thats wrong for two reasons: 1. It doesnt work. 2. Its a violation of human rights. Lindsay never hurt ANYONE. The government ASSUMES if you drink and drive you WILL do harm and that gives them right to arrest you? I don't agree with that. Thats precrime. Thats wrong. Governments who try to prevent all harm by arresting people who have not yet done harm is wrong and it's clogging up our courts and prisons with innocent people who did no harm to anyone! If I were Lindsay I'd either bug out now and never come back to CA or do the rehab and then then leave because the CA government is a tyrant.

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