Did Lindsay Lohan have a relapse this week? New photos from TMZ of the actress reaching for what appears to be an alcohol bottle have gone viral, adding to reports that she is losing her addiction battle. Although Lohan has declared she is still sober and has not been photographed drinking, she appears to be tempting fate by firing her sober coach and partying until the early hours in NYC.
Lohan reportedly partied until 6:00 a.m. in NYC last Monday, surrounding herself with bottles of alcohol and people drinking heavily at a karaoke spot. Although she did not relapse herself, the actress remained at the bar and chain-smoked throughout the night. A source told New York Daily News that she “walked in sober and she left looking tired.” Lohan’s sober coach was also not present because she sent him back to California last month, reportedly telling him that she could avoid drinking on her own.
The most damaging part of the night was when Lohan reportedly began acting “insanely belligerent” with a staff member who refused to keep the bar open past closing for her. The source claims she called the cops and claimed staffers had locked her in a private room, but declined to file a report when the NYPD showed up.
This isn’t the first time Lohan has been accused of bad behavior in recent months, though. Despite being paid a whopping $2 million for her reality show on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Network, the Winfrey-produced reality show is reportedly not going as planned because Lohan is back to her old, flaky ways. Sources told TMZ that Lohan simply didn’t show up for several days of shooting at the beginning of the docu-series, blaming “miscommunication” between her people and representatives from the OWN Network.
Winfrey immediately took action by flying from Chicago to Long Island, where she had a showdown with Lohan. She issued an ultimatum, ordering the actress to clean up her act or the project would be canceled without receiving any of her $2 million check. Lohan has reportedly been on good behavior since the ultimatum, but Winfrey is continuing to closely monitor the situation.
This isn’t the first time the OWN Network star has staged an intervention for Lohan. Lohan had booked a one-way ticket to Europe last month after completing her court-ordered rehab stint, but Winfrey urged her to cancel the trip because she feared the temptation to relapse would be too great. She reportedly called Lohan numerous times over a 24-hour period, after which the actress decided to focus on her sobriety.