All eyes have been on Lindsay Lohan since she came out of rehab for substance abuse less than a month ago. Although she’s never looked better, she’s been making some questionable choices that may put her right back in rehab, if not worse. Lohan was recently spotted on a shopping date with her former sugar daddy, 41-year-old billionaire hotel developer Vikram Chatwal. Normally, we wouldn’t have any issue with this scenario. But hanging out with Chatwal can be especially precarious for Lohan because her sugar daddy has had his share of rehab stints—at least four since 2009, to be exact. And he’s partly to blame for her getting into drugs in the first place.
Chatwal was arrested in April 2013 after he was caught trying to board a plane with a stash of cocaine, heroin, marijuana, and several prescription pills, including ketamine, otherwise known as a date rape drug. He got out of going to jail by completing in-patient rehab instead.
Since being released from rehab herself, Lohan has assured her friends and family that she’s cut out all of the toxic people in her life so that she can focus on sobriety, but her old sugar daddy is probably one of the most toxic influences. However, Lohan is under the impression that reuniting with her former sugar daddy is actually a good thing because of his old drug habit. She feels like because Chatwal has been through rehab and is also a recovering addict, he’s good company—they can lean on each other for support.
Lohan’s father is siding with his daughter in her decision to reunite with her sugar daddy, despite slamming Chatwal in the past. “I trust Lindsay’s judgment,” her father said after seeing the pair together. “Lindsay vets everyone around her and I’ve spoken with Vikram, my son Michael has spoken to him and he’s not going to be involved with her and drugs anymore.”
What do you think: Do you think Lindsay Lohan reuniting with her former addict sugar daddy will be helpful or hazardous to her recovery?
Tereszcuk, A., et al., “Lindsay Lohan Out With Former Sugar Daddy Who Was Arrested for Drugs, Dad Michael Says ‘I Trust Her Judgment,’” Radaronline.com web site, August 21, 2013; http://goo.gl/TFg9cK.
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