Liberace's former lover sent to rehab

September 11th, 2013 8:40pm EDT

Liberace Liberace's former lover Scott Thorson has escaped another jail sentence after a judge agreed he should attend rehab instead.

Thorson, who was portrayed by Matt Damon in acclaimed 2013 TV movie Behind the Candelabra, breached his probation agreement when he failed a drug test recently - and he was facing another lengthy jail term.

But, in court in Nevada on Wednesday (11Sep13), he was ordered to rehab after confessing he's a drug addict and begging the judge for a second chance to complete a court-ordered rehab programme, according to

Related: Behind the Candelabra, Liberace, Celebrity

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