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Betty Ford Staffer Fired For Talking to TMZ

12/21/2010 8:36 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Dawn Holland, the woman who told TMZ Lindsay Lohan hurt her bad, was fired 30 minutes ago by Betty Ford officials.

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Holland tells us a honcho from B.F. told her she violated patient confidentiality and was therefore terminated from her job as a chemical dependency tech, which paid $1,784.74 a month.

Holland says she told the official, "I didn't feel you had my back. When you placed me on administrative leave you were investigating me, and 9 times out of 10 that means the employee will be fired."

Holland says the official responded, "We wanted you to keep this quiet."

As for why Holland spoke with TMZ, she says, "The story was already way out there in the open before I spoke.  If Lindsay is allowed to say, 'Fire that bitch,' I should be able to defend myself."


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Areader    

Sounds like a typical Hollywood Diva hissie fit!

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Jim in Cali    

Boom You're Fired!!

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JRJ    

Yup, she should have kept her mouth shut. Definitely a patient confidentiality violation!

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Sad sad    

Knew it.

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Mandy    

I agree!! If Lindsay can speak out and say, "Fire that bitch" then she SHOULD be able to defend herself. Unfortunately, it did violate patient confidentially and she probably just ruined any chance that Lindsay's spoiled and drunken ass to be thrown in jail, where she belongs.

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Nicole     

There is no proof that Lindsay made that statement it was TMZ who she SPOKE to that put that as the title of the story.

This woman who was fired for discussing several patient's confidential information at rehab has NO case.

Betty Ford will be kicking Lindsay out the door on January 3rd as no one wants to deal with all this drama

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what the heck??    

That is TOTALLY JACKED UP!!!!!!!! Typical!! Yup, Lilo will get away with more derelict behavior, and a responsible person who actually works for a living will pay the price. Lilo needs to go straight to jail, and this lady deserves a RAISE!!!!!!!!!!!

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Bippy    

One thing for sure - if she was injured on the job - she is eligible for workmans comp!!! No matter what! I would claim permanent injury!! WHATTA YOU THINK HARVEY!!!

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brenda    

Wow. Someone has no sense of humor.

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Anonymous    

I don't know the whole story, but sounds like the staffer not Lilo the psychopath has some common sense.

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TCYB    

She does have the right to defend herself and BF should not be letting people who chose them over prison to go out and party. They want to cover up their own misdoings. Let's see the security tapes all over the building and outside!

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calvin Broadus    

This is hor$e$****. This woman gets bashed by Lohan (who should be in jail, IMO), and looses HER job after Lohan parties AGAIN?!?!?!

Crazy.

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darklord    

wonder how long before she is next to Gloria at a news conference.

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Sherry    

Way to go TMZ! Getting people fired near the holidays! But who cares who you hurt...all you idiots still have your jobs...right?

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Tara    

This is exactly what I thought would happen when I saw that video. That was so dumb of her. Doesn't she know that in an ongoing investigation like this, you shouldn't go out and just blab to the media??? That sucks because I'm sure she made a pretty good salary at Betty Ford.

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