Lindsay Lohan’s Downward Spiral: A Timeline

After starring in films like “Parent Trap,” “Freaky Friday” and “Mean Girls,” Lindsay Lohan’s career was on the rise in the early 2000’s. Unfortunately, everything seemed to come to a halt after she became a permanent fixture on the club scene. Her partying and her DUIs ruined her work reputation and seemed to have halted her once promising career. Here is a timeline of Lohan’s decline:

August 2004

The “Mean Girls” star is accused of causing a head-on collision in Studio City and is sued by the occupants of the other car.

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October 2004

Lindsay’s partying is starting to get attention. She is hospitalized for fever and headaches during filming for “Herbie: Fully Loaded,” forcing filming to shut down for three days. After her hospitalization, she discussed her drinking with Jane magazine. “I’ve had a few drinks at clubs. I know my limits and I’m not an idiot. I’m not some young alcoholic.”

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April 2005

The “Mean Girls” star looks noticeably thin, but brushes it off, attributing the weight loss to a new fitness and nutrition regimen.

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May 2005

Lindsay Lohan is involved in another car accident. This time a paparazzo is involved. He apparently hit the actress on purpose and is subsequently arrested for assault.

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October 2005

Lindsay gets into yet another car accident while trying to escape the paparazzi. She hits a van while it is making a U-turn to get into its parking space.

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January 2006

LiLo poses for Vanity Fair magazine and allegedly admits to having bulimia and taking drugs. Although the “Mean Girls” star denies these claims, the magazine stands by its report. Before the article even hits the stands, Lohan is hospitalized for an asthma attack.

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July 2006

Lindsay  is hospitalized for “heat exhaustion” and “dehydration,” causing her to miss work on the set of “Georgia Rule.” The CEO of Morgan Creek Productions sends the actress a letter, chastising her. “We are well aware that your ongoing all night heavy partying is the real reason for your so-called ‘exhaustion.’ We refuse to accept bogus excuses for your behavior,” the letter read.

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Decenber 2006

Lohan’s representative reports that the young starlet has been attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings.

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January 2007

“The Canyons” star checks into rehab at the Wonderland Centre in Los Angeles, which stops production on her latest movie “I Know Who Killed Me,” a thriller about a stripper who is tortured by a serial killer.

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May 2007

Lindsay  crashes her Mercedes into a tree at 5 a.m. in Los Angeles. She is arrested on suspicion of drunk driving and a usable amount of cocaine is found inside her car. The star once again checks into a 45-day rehab program at Promises treatment center in Malibu.

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July 2007

The “Just My Luck” star successfully completes her 45 days of residential and extended care treatment at Promises and agrees to attend daily AA meetings, outpatient therapy and daily testing. She also agrees to wear an alcohol detection anklet. Two weeks later, Lohan is arrested on suspicion of drunk driving, possession of cocaine and for driving on a suspended license.

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August 2007

Lindsay Lohan checks into the Cirque Lodge Treatment Centre in Sundance, Utah, for about three months. She pleads guilty to cocaine possession and driving under the influence and is sentenced to one day in jail, community service and three year’s probation. She is also required to attend alcohol education classes on a regular basis.

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May 2010

The “Herbie: Fully Loaded” star heads to the Cannes Film Festival and misses a court hearing as a result. She is ordered to wear a SCRAM alcohol monitoring bracelet and is subjected to weekly random drug testing. Two weeks later, while attending an MTV after party, the device is set off, landing her in jail. She serves 13 days before completing a 23-day court ordered stint in rehab.

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September 2010

Lindsay ends up in court again after failing at least one drug test. On September 24, the judge orders her back to jail until her hearing on October 22. The actress leaves jail that night after winning an appeal and then heads back to rehab.

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February 2011

The troubled star is accused of stealing a $2,500 necklace from Kamofie and Company in Venice. Police retrieve the necklace from her home and Lohan is hit with a felony grand theft charge.

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April 2011

A judge finds Lindsay Lohan in violation of her probation and sentences her to four months in jail with 480 hours of community service.

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November 2011

The “Freaky Friday” star violates her probation in both her DUI and necklace theft cases and is sentenced to 30 days in jail.

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June 2012

The troubled actress crashes her Porsche into the back on a dump truck on the Pacific Coast Highway in Santa Monica. Lohan tells officers that her assistant had been driving.

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September 2012

Lindsay Lohan is arrested for fleeing the scene of an accident in New York City after she reportedly hits a pedestrian while driving through an alleyway.

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November 2012

The “Liz and Dick” star is charged with third degree assault for punching a woman at a New York nightclub. That same day, Lindsay is charged with obstructing or resisting a police officer, providing false information to a police officer and reckless driving, all stemming from her car accident in June of that year.

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March 2013

Lindsay Lohan accepts a plea deal to avoid jail time. She is sentenced to 90 days in a locked down rehabilitation clinic, community service and 18 months of psychotherapy.

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Cate has a B.A. and an M.A. in English Literature and has been the Managing Editor of Fame10 for more than 6 years. Despite having a love for the works of Thomas Hardy, Leo Tolstoy and Lord Byron, she also has an intense fascination with pop culture. When she isn’t writing for Fame10, she’s planning her next big adventure in Southeast Asia.