This is just so sad!!
Everyone is pulling for Lindsay Lohan to make a full and speedy recovery during her 90-day stint, but we just found out The Canyons star checked herself into a treatment center that is operating WITHOUT A LICENSE!!!
Even worse, Newport's Beach's Morningside Recovery lost its license after a young patient in their care died at the facility!!!
Morningside treated a 20-year-old man for bulimia and alcohol addiction, but the poor guy went into cardiac arrest while doing push-ups and passed away!
It turns out the facility wasn't even supposed to be treating patients with eating disorders in the first place, so the California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs revoked its license!!
One person at the department admitted:
"Morningside cannot give any treatment… It is a violation of the State law to operate a residential drug and alcohol treatment facility in California without a license. Morningside does not have a license."
Whoa!! This development is so unexpected and tragic!!
We aren't sure how this will specifically affect LiLo's court-mandated stay, but prosecutors never signed off on the Newport rehab center and they're in the process of investigating it more fully!!
The family of the young man who died filed a lawsuit against Morningside, alleging the facility was derelict in its duties by not transferring him to a hospital!
We cannot help but wonder if they will give Lindz the care she needs!!
[Image via WENN.]
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