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(BANG) - Lindsay Lohan has been upsetting fellow patients at her rehab facility by refusing to take part in group activities.

The 'Mean Girls' star was admitted to Utah's Cirque Lodge last Sunday (05.08.07) where patients must take part in group activities and meetings three times a day.

Jane P, a patient who checked out of the facility last Tuesday (07.08.07), said: "It's important for people to work together to show others are going through the same thing.

"However, that was not the case with her. By the time I left she had not attended any group meetings and she supposedly got a private room."

But contradictory sources claim Lindsay, 21, has been a "model patient" and Jane P. was "a problem" who checked out against medical advice.

Meanwhile, Lindsay's father, Michael Lohan, plans to sue the actress' former bodyguard who claimed the young star's problems were down to bad parenting.

Tony Almeida - who was Lindsay's bodyguard between 2002 and 2005 - alleged Michael and Dina Lohan were wild, abusive, neglectful, party-loving people who needed to keep their "cash cow" daughter working to pay the bills.

Michael Lohan said: "Why he would say such things, I can only speculate. Tony is destitute. He is scraping from the bottom of the barrel.

"I pray for him. He's selling these interviews for money and he's going to get sued for far beyond any money he would have made."

Almeida said: "From a young age, Lindsay dealt with her father's physical, emotional and drug abuses as well as her mother's drinking.

"Dina let her do whatever she wanted, just to keep her happy and working."

The bodyguard alleged Lindsay was allowed to drink underage and to sleep in the same room as her boyfriend when she was just 15.

He also claimed he saw Lindsay sniffing white powder and alleges the troubled star has been crying out for help for years by cutting herself and threatening suicide.

Lindsay's representatives have so far refused to comment.

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