Lindsey Lohan's Dad Fills Yacht Full of Women From Drug Treatment Center to Shoot TV Show, Source Says

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Michael Lohan reportedly put the women on a yacht like this one in order to shoot the pilot.
Michael Lohan, father of actress Lindsey Lohan, is trying to pitch a reality TV show involving a drug treatment center for women based on a luxury yacht. He already shot a pilot of one episode in Fort Lauderdale using a borrowed yacht and a dozen girls from a local center.

That's according to a former patient at the Cove Center for Recovery in Fort Lauderdale. The patient, who asked that his name not be used, says Lohan teamed up with
the Cove's owners to develop the pilot.

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Chris and Karen Walsh from their appearance on the Dr. Phil show.
Lohan couldn't be reached for comment, and the owners of the center, Chris and Karen Walsh, didn't return multiple phone calls.

According to the former patient:

Lohan came to the shelter in April to recruit the half-dozen women there to take part in the show. They were told that they could be paid if the show is picked up by a network, and Lohan told them the Travel Channel was interested. The women agreed, and in late August, they were picked up at 8 a.m. and taken to a borrowed yacht.

They spent the day staging scenes, with the girls being told to act out emotional interactions with one another, sometimes with several takes. They didn't return until 10 o'clock that night.

On April 1, celebrity website X17 reported that Lohan was looking to create a drug treatment center based entirely on a yacht. Lohan told the site the yacht would hold eight guests and six staff and would set sail out of Fort Lauderdale. In the article, Lohan doesn't mention the plan to film a TV show based on the yacht.

The former patient says he came forward with details about the reality TV show because he feared Lohan had taken advantage of the women. "The only thing I wanted to get out there is that Lohan isn't starting a rehab facility. He's trying to exploit these girls."

The former patient was at the Cove for 30 days for substance abuse, a $15,000 treatment covered by his insurance. He says other patients objected to the idea of the reality show, mostly because Alcoholics Anonymous is founded on the principle of anonymity.

If the show is picked up, it isn't the first time the Cove would be featured on TV. The owners of the Cove appeared on an episode of the Dr. Phil show with one of their patients who was refusing treatment. In the episode, the couple agrees to take the girl back into their center for free for up to a year to help her recover.

The former patient who spoke to the Pulp said that he was happy with his time at the center and that its employees had helped him kick his addictions. But he said he spoke up for fear that the Cove and Lohan were unfairly treating women who could appear on the show. "They had three girls in that group who were all about 18, and I just don't think that's right that they would put them on TV."


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OrchidRecoveryCenter
OrchidRecoveryCenter

Women only rehab centers have been known to have higher success rates of recovery for women addicts but I question whether this reality tv show will be half as successful and more than likely won't be a true portrayal of what really happens at a rehab center for women. IMO there are far too many distraction when you insert cameras and a crew into the mix. All that said, I would watch it once or twice just to see what it's like.

Annoyed
Annoyed

I think we should lynch the owner of the vessel that they used for making money and being able to afford the vessel in the first place.  Much like Mr. Barton tried to demonize the owner of the Maltese Falcon for even bringing her boat through for a few days to spens her money in our economy, and take fuel and provisions on.     Nope that will never happen, lets just pick a single target and abuse one person, not them all.  That is definitely"quality" Journalism afterall!.  Good job Barton!

GuntherZorn
GuntherZorn

Idea: parkland man does his own blog entitled "I hate those fn scumbag lawyers," where he can rant on his favorite topic and anyone who gives a shit can join him.

SonofSantucci
SonofSantucci

Reality shows need sex drugs and rock and rolla.Were any of the girls lesbians? 

anonymous
anonymous

Everyone needs to go back to the Chief Judge Vic Tobin post.  This is some serious stuff for Broward County.  Read the posts and when you completely understand the corruption going on at the courthouse, everyone needs to participate in a demonstration and petition to recall the corrupt legal and law enforcement people who are harming our community in the name of pesonal greed.  It is time to take a stand!  

unowho
unowho

Is this what Reality TV has come down too....How Lo can we go unrealistic TV....@Parkland Man if this guy wasnt a Lawyer you would have said hey great the fn thief got what he deserved stealing  trespassing   and threatening someones life  on their property gives them the right to use deadly force.....Scumbag lawyer or not!!!

Parkland man
Parkland man

Let's hope this changes this fn sb lawyers life and he's goes to jail and the best would be a wrongful death suite and cleans em out,that would be the greatest,I don't have a clue who this guy was but I know what lawyers are and hope they hang this pos lawyer and his family clean them out that would be nice for that shitbird stealing mf lawyer.go cops lock that pos up.

Parkland man
Parkland man

Ok because were talking about boats,how about the fn dirtbag lawyer im miami,some guy goes in his back yard and tries to steal this lawyers jet ski and they shoot and kill the guy,now a used jet ski at best is worth around 3 to 5 k that's it,lawyers don't like people stealing from them but they steal from people all the time,maybe people should do the same thing to them,if you get served should you shoot and kill that scumbag lawyer it's the same fn thing.I hope the lawyer goes to jail for killing the guy,it's in the paper today what a fn lowlife sb lawyers are,they love to steal and don't like people stealing from them and they will shoot you dead if you try to steal some pice of shit jet ski from them.again lawyers suck,bottom line

parkland man
parkland man

Hey this is nothing new these fn sb have been doing the same things for years,i use to enjoy it to see them get arrested or go broke now im startig to hope they get fn killed or die.

B_tan
B_tan

 Good reminder.  It was your post that made me go back to read them - both of them.  Thx

Parkland man
Parkland man

Hey I would bet anything the guy didn't threaten anyone the story says he was letting the jetski down maybe he was going to fix it for the lawyer for free lol and if you beleave that then you can also beleave he was theathing there lives,again my whole thing here is lawyers don't like people stealing from them sb but they love to steal from everyone else,and they do it all day long fucking losers,I'm just glad sometimes they get caught and go to jail, f them

Parkland man
Parkland man

Hey I'm sure the sb lawyer is going to need another lawyer to represent him it's like a paper bag with a hole in the bottom when it comes to these fm sb lawyers,one small hearing will cost more then the jet ski,go cops lock that sb lawyer up!

Parkland man
Parkland man

No way I like to see thieves get caught big time,but there are laws call the police.this lawyer is lying and I hope the cops put them in jail,it's all about the stealing lawyers do it everyday all day and they don't like it when someone steals from them they will even shoot you,I would like to see people shoot them if it's ok to shoot someone stealing from you,if you steal with a pen or a gun your still stealing,lawyers suck and I hope they put him in jail,lawyers lie like a mf and I'm sure that lawyer is lying to police and they nail his pos ass fuck lawyers!

PM Fan
PM Fan

Your moronic typing is only exceeded by your lack of reading comprehension.  The lawyer wasn't even there when it happened - it was his wife and teenage son. 

Parkland man
Parkland man

hey bro I don't like hunting I would never hurt Bambi but I'm here to tell you I'm going to start lawyer hunting,I have made up my mind I have had it with these lowlife sb,pm is going to start a full blown war with lawyers it's all over and they got it coming,starting today may the best man win.

parkland man
parkland man

 That's even better put his wife and kid in jail for murder, and sue him the fn sb lawyer for his negligence perfect,he knows what that's all about,i hope they send it right up his ass fn pack of sb

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