BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JULY 20: Actress Lindsay Lohan surrenders at the Beverly Hills Courthouse to serve her 90 day jail sentence on July 20, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California. Lindsay Lohan was found in violation of her probation for the August 2007 no-contest plea to drug and alcohol charges stemming from two separate traffic accidents. (Photo by Pool/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Lindsay Lohan
LiLo's free, but not for long.
The "Mean Girls" star was released from a suburban Los Angeles jail early Monday morning after serving 13 days of a 90-day sentence for violating the terms of her probation in a 2007 drug case.
"She was released at 1:35 a.m. She has been sent directly to her next destination, which is a treatment center. And she will now be under the supervision of the L.A. County probation department. This concludes her custody," Los Angeles Sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore said.
Lohan left via a back entrance, steering clear of the dozens of photographers waiting out front.
"We had to comply with the wishes of the court, and safety and security were the paramount concerns. It wasn't special treatment," Whitmore said.
The troubled star is set to start a three-month stint in rehab immediately. Judge Marsha Revetially ordered her to go to Morningside Recovery, in Oakwood, Calif., but changed her mind over the weekend. District Attorney Jane Robison told People magazine the judge was concerned that drugs could be passed to Lohan at that facility.
"There was concern that [Morningside Recovery] was not a secure enough facility," Robison said.
Lohan will reportedly enter rehab at UCLA Medical Center instead. Although she has been busted with cocaine in the past, it is not clear what problem Lohan will grapple with in rehabilitation. Her attorney denied a report that she is addicted to metthamphetamine.
"The report that my client, Lindsay Lohan is going to be treated for methamphetamine addiction is categorically false," Shawn Chapman Holley told radaronline. "It's a fabrication, 100 percent. 'I have never seen anything that implies that my client has an issue with methamphetamine abuse.'
Lohan was originally supposed to have a day from the time of her release before starting her treatment program, but that was shortened last week following a meeting with the presiding judge, LiLo's attorney and a prosecutor. The judge said during Lohan's surrender on July 20 that she had no control over how long the actress would be jailed, but did require her to serve her time a women's jail operated by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
Media have been camped outside the jail since Lohan was booked July 20, catching shots of her mother and sister coming to visit.
The jail sentence and subsequent rehab put the brakes on several of Lohan's projects, including her starring role in "Inferno," a racy biopic of the porn star Linda Lovelace.
Lohan pleaded guilty in August 2007 to two misdemeanor counts of being under the influence of cocaine; no contest to two counts of driving with a blood-alcohol level above 0.08 percent and one count of reckless driving. She was sentenced to three years of probation.
The plea came after a pair of high-profile arrests earlier that year.