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Lindsay Lohan to Temporarily Leave Rehab with Her Father

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Sep 29, 2007 | 6:54am EDT

Lindsay Lohan will be spending five days of "quality time" with her father, Michael, next week--in a secret location away from her Utah rehabilitation clinic, according to reports.

The Mean Girls actress, 21, checked into the Cirque Lodge in Utah in early August to seek counseling following two drunk-driving charges earlier this year.

Her mother, Dina, recently insisted the star's third stint in rehab will not be coming to an end any time soon, despite reports to the contrary, and now ex-convict Michael says he will be whisking Lindsay away as part of the rehab center’s outpatient therapy program.

He tells the New York Daily News, "I'm looking forward to spending the next week with her. We've been in constant phone contact. She's in a great, great place now. I've never heard her so honest, contrite and focused.

"Lindsay is weeding out all the bad. She's taking a step back and reevaluating her life. What she tells--her honesty and openness--has brought me to tears. It's beyond words how proud I am of her."

And Michael--who has become an ordained minister since being released from jail in March--hopes his visit will encourage Lindsay to kick her drug and alcohol addictions completely, because of his own experiences with illegal substances.

A source says, "They believe Michael's the best person for Lindsay to be with now.

"Not only is he her dad--someone with her best interests at heart--but he's also someone who successfully turned his own life around after battling substance abuse."

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