Lohan’s Alleged Victim Fired From Betty Ford Clinic

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December 22, 2010 | 4:25am EST

A woman who alleges she was assaulted by Lindsay Lohan at California’s Betty Ford clinic has been fired for breaking the centre’s strict confidentiality rules by speaking out about the incident.
The Mean Girls star was moved from the rehab centre to another unit last week to complete her court ordered treatment for violating her probation stemming from a DUI arrest.

It was revealed on Tuesday that officers in Palm Desert, California are investigating after a female member of the Betty Ford staff was assaulted during an altercation with Lohan and some pals.

Cops reportedly received a call at 1.03am on 12 December for “hand-to-hand battery”, but sources close to the actress insisted she simply brushed the staffmember off when she was “unfairly” lectured about arriving at the home after her curfew and ordered to take a drug or alcohol test.

The woman behind the allegations, Dawn Holland, revealed to TMZ.com that Lohan was aggressive and in a “very angry” state when she was caught sneaking back in to the clinic, and goes on to claim the star had been drinking.

In a video interview with TMZ.com, Holland – who is wearing a cast on her wrist to help aid an alleged sprain – says, “She was very angry and out of control… She had alcohol on her breath. I did not touch the woman. I am not willing to risk my job over any patient.”

However, following her revelations, bosses at the clinic have decided to fire Holland with immediate effect.

A statement from the clinic says, “Regrettably, on December 21, 2010, one of our employees violated strict confidentiality guidelines and laws by publicly identifying patients in a media interview and by disclosing a privileged document.

“The employee has been terminated by the Betty Ford Center.”

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