LiLo can’t afford to pay for treatment so needs to work

Last Updated: Oct 24, 2010, 13:08 PM IST

New York: Lindsay Lohan has apparently claimed that she is broke and needs to work.

The supposedly shaky state of Lohan’s finances was revealed in a probation report after a Beverly Hills judge ordered the drug-addled actress to go back into rehab - but spared her a stint in jail.

"She indicates she can not afford to continue to pay for the treatment program and she needs to work," a news daily quoted the probation officer as stating.

"The defendant states her clothing line is falling apart because she is not available to monitor the product."

Lohan is scheduled to start shooting a movie about doomed porn star Linda Lovelace next month called ‘Inferno’. Under Judge Elden Fox’s ruling, Lohan won’t be allowed out of the Betty Ford Center until after the New Year - so she can’t make any money.

“We’re not replacing her with another person,” ‘Infern’ director Matthew Wilder said, adding he hoped to start production shortly after her release.

"She’s good and productive and thinking about life beyond [rehab]," he said.

"I think she feels a little cooped up there, but she’s okay," he added.

There have been reports that the high-living ‘Mean Girl’ actress was having money troubles, but this is the first time Lohan has said she was strapped for cash.

A source in Lohan’s camp insisted that she had enough dough to pay for the three-month rehab stint.

Still, in an ominous sign for Lohan’s bottom line, the popular New York-based designer apparel liquidation site Gilt.com had an online sample sale this week offering 60pc off Lohan’s 6126 clothing line.

ANI