Lindsay Lohan has been moved to a new location after a clash with a Betty Ford Center staffer who tried to reprimand the Mean Girls stars after she returned late to the sober house one night, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned.
While some reports had suggested Lohan was moved back to the center's main treatment facility amid fears for her safety, the real reason behind the sudden transition was a major blow-up with a staff member, believed to be a resident technician.
"Lindsay was moved to another property owned by the Betty Ford Center in order to preserve her safety, yes, but also to deal with any differences she might have had with anyone in that house," said a source, familiar with the 24-year-old's treatment.
The clash occurred in the wake of a booze fueled party which was supposedly hosted by Lohan's roommates over a week ago.
As RadarOnline.com previously reported, the actress' father Michael said Lindsay was getting her hair done "while the other two girls went their own way".
When the actress returned to the house just 10 minutes after her curfew, the technician ordered her to undergo a drug and alcohol test, which she passed.
However, Lohan was so angered with her treatment she confronted the staffer.
"Because of the way last Saturday night's incident was treated, Lindsay had an obvious clash of personalities with one of the staff at the house," said the insider.
"Between the incident with the apparent stalker and this difference of opinion, Lindsay was moved to another location to remove her from a potentially hostile environment that had the potential to undo all the good work that she has achieved in her recovery."
While Lohan's once estranged father Michael refused to comment when confronted with the reason behind the house-swap, he insisted to RadarOnline.com that his daughter's recovery had not been compromised.
He also rejected reports she was now undergoing intensive therapy and supervision.
"It's important to note that Lindsay's sobriety has not been affected in any way and her resolve to beat her addictions is stronger than ever," Michael told RadarOnline.com.
"If she had violated any rule, in any way, she wouldn't be getting out on January 3 nor would she have a spotless record at the Betty Ford Center."
The reformed wild child was said to have left the facility following reports she has been receiving strange phone calls, with Britney Spears' former manager/companion Sam Lutfi alleged to have been in contact with her.
While Lufti has been in contact with the actress, the Lohan patriach said he was not the stalker.