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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.


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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john smith    

I can't quite put my finger om it but this lady having problems with Lindsay looks alot like the district attorney that had it in for Lindsay in Beverly Hills. She sounds the same has the same type of hair sam skin tone and same jealousy that Lindsay looks like a princess compared to her nappy ass, I think I see a patern here. If this lady had any brains she would be silent and let her lawyer talk at this point but obviously she's as dumb as she looks, clearly a case of get that stupid rich white biatch !!!

1403 days ago


this is despicable...betty ford is now an enabler of lindsays. why on earth do they allow her to go out without a sober coach who reports back to betty ford??she, of course is drinking...she has violated her parole, and needs to go to jail..this staffer did break confidentiality, but, i am glad she told the truth, so lindsay wasnt enabled, i hope someone saw her, so she can sue lindsay for battery!!plus, she should have protection from liability on the job...she can sue betty ford get w. comp ongoing...this is unacceptable...b. ford let her go drink and party...often.

1403 days ago

Mary Ann    

And she should be fired for talking about the patient. She should have not said a word. Lindsay should sue because she probably won't act again due to insurance reasons now.

BUT, Lindsay is obviously getting special treatment again IF she wasn't tested....otherwise that is a dirty test if she refuses. I hope the judge throws the book at Lindsay and she goes to jail for a year, and NOT two weeks.

If Bella G. hadn't done anything wrong, she would not be acting like this....and would have taken a breath test to prove it so.

TMZ will probably spread out all the legal do***ents over the next few days.

1403 days ago


I really indiscriminately enjoy cheese.

1403 days ago

Sad sad    

She's going to make a lot more selling her stories about LL to the press watch.

1403 days ago

get real    

Yep , She will Get Gloria As an Atty. But... Gloria will tell her, sorry, You did Violate Patient Confidentiality.. Yep, You did dawn... In any case BF needed to Fire her for that Interview. As a Human, I can see how she wanted to defend herself, But she is working with Rehabbers. She knows her Job wouldnt be Yes please and No Thank You. Get Security Tapes Rolling from that night. If Linds Jumped the wall, she was Drunk. Get tapes out to see who hit who first. Linds, You may be gpong back to jail.

1403 days ago


Seems to me Dawn has a point - SHE didn't make this public, LINDSAY did. Plus, there was a police report filed, so this was public knowledge. Dawn was just defending her reputation. Bet the lawyers are beating down her doors trying to get her to file suit against Betty Ford now! Don't you know Betty Ford wishes they had never admitted Lohan - it's been nothing but a cluster since she got there!

1403 days ago


The thing is, Lindsay didn't say "fire the bitch" TMZ did to make the story juicy! Look what you've done TMZ!

1403 days ago



She did not ruin her case, she lost her job.

1403 days ago


a Little bit too convinient if you ask me. First she says Lindsay assaulted her , then she talks to TMZ ( and others probably ) violating rule #1 of such a facility and she even supplies media outlets with the report on the incident . Moneygrabber smelling $$ from the Lohan family if you ask me ....I don't buy any of the story by this staffer .Lindsay tested negative throughout her stay at BFC too so I read so that puts this staffer's story in the realm of fantasyland

1403 days ago


So, Lindsay causes someone to lose their job 3 days before xmas, because she's a junkie who thinks she doesn't have to obey the rules. Attacks a worker at BF, and the worker gets fired, but Lindsay doesn't get kicked out of the rehab facility?

Obviously Betty Ford is a joke, just like Lindsay.

1403 days ago


Didn't Betty Ford Violate the court order when they covered up lindsay's bar-hopping, drinking & assault on the employee instead of reporting it?

1403 days ago


Thanks again Linds!

1403 days ago


hahaha desperate much people? Lindsay didn't make this public, TMZ did by checking the police records.

1403 days ago


by get real
She cannot sue for medical because she is on worker's comp, she can sue Lindsay and she should.

1403 days ago
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