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LiLo rejects rehab plea bargain in car crash case

ANI  New York, March 01, 2013
First Published: 12:39 IST(1/3/2013) | Last Updated: 12:41 IST(1/3/2013)

Lindsay Lohan has rejected a rehab plea bargain that would have kept her out of jail, instead opting to take her chances at the trial, according to reports.

The Mean Girls star thinks she's innocent and doesn't have a problem with battling in court.

Lohan's attorney Mark Heller has been busy trying to hammer out a plea deal with Santa Monica and LA City prosecutors this week regarding her June car crash case.

According to TMZ.com, prosecutors insisted that the troubled starlet should accept a significant amount of time in a residential rehab facility instead of jail time.

They were reportedly even willing to reduce the 60 days they initially wanted her in rehab to 30 days but Heller still refused, the New York Post reported.

A source told the website that negotiations are ongoing.

Heller and his troubled client don't seem to be on the same page.

He's reportedly willing to settle for a deal that involves counseling and possibly some sort of rehab.

Heller has suggested to prosecutors that the actress serve as a motivational speaker and perform non-jail activities to resolve her latest criminal case, according to a letter to the court.

But to Lohan it sounds like punishment for something I didn't do.

Lohan is charged with lying to police regarding her June car crash and for violating her probation in a previous theft case as a result. If convicted she could face 245 days in jail.

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