Dr. Drew Pinsky is getting heat following a comment he made about Lindsay Lohan last week.
In an interview published on Radar Online’s Web site last Friday, Dr. Drew, the doctor behind “Celebrity Rehab” and radio’s “Love Line” suggested he would take drastic measures to help out Lindsay if she were his child.
“If she were my daughter, I would pack her car full with illegal substances, send her on her way, call the police, and make sure she was arrested. I would make sure she was not allowed to get out of jail,” he told the Web site. “I would then go to the judge and make sure she was ordered to a minimum of a three year sobriety program.”
Dr. Drew’s comments, however, have sparked a frenzy online, including his own Facebook page, where many people reacted with outrage.
“what a quack! it’s agianst (sic) the law to plant drugs on people and have them jailed,” Albert Monson posted.
“it pains me to hear that someone of your influence would say something so destru…ctive and misguided,” Katharanie Celantano wrote.
Others, however, supported Dr. Drew.
“Dr. Drew, I applaud you for your LL comments,” Christopher Goss wrote. “Some people are destined to die without a long term lock down- and probably will kill themselves or someone else intentionally or accidentally even still.”
As for Dr. Drew, he added in his interview with Radar, that if she undergoes treatment, he has high hopes for the actress.
“I would say it’s less than a 1% chance of her making the decision to go to rehab. I have said this many times before, I believe that Lindsay will make a wonderful sober person, someday, if she survives this,” he said. “I absolutely wish no harm to her, but I just have a feeling that something awful is going to happen to her, like she is going to lose a limb. I hope Lindsay gets help before something terrible happens.”
In 2008, the year after Lindsay’s three rehab stints, Dr. Drew was already predicting drug relapses for the star.
“Lindsay is a hardcore addict, and there’s no doubt in my mind that this is going to be a big one,” Dr. Drew told Access at the time. “And until she’s ready to turn it around, she’s going to have to go to a very deep bottom.”