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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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46.

disgusted    

When will Lindsay be held accountable for her actions?? Two tiered justice system..

1316 days ago
47.

Jesus    

Id make Lindsay kneel before me as I piss all over her face! Oh the humiliation! I JUST CAME!!!

1316 days ago
48.

SusanMossNancyGrace    

The lady was just telling her side of the story after Michael blabbed all over the media that his daughter was innocent, right before the holidays too. The Lohans suck

1316 days ago
49.

susan    

Also it was Lindsay who called 911. Its strange how Lindsay realised what she was up to, when Lindsay said to her "oh you want money"

1316 days ago
50.

john smith    

Lindsay was the one who called police and now this lady files a workman's comp claim and and is looking for some free money. As an employee of a rehab clinic you are not supposed to give interviews to TMZ about confidential client information. This lady is a jealous golddigger who is probably unqualified for her job and was hired because of her skin color not her qualifications. She is obviously stupid for giving interviews that can be used against her by the police or Lindsay's attorney. She is omeone looking for some free money sitting on the couch while getting paid, is what this stupid biatch is looking for. She probably has a long criminal record and bad credit and was an affirmative action hire, NAPPY!!!!!

1316 days ago
51.

Lucky_130    

So if this chick didnt lay a hand on Lindsay, how did she get that giant bruise on her arm? I bet she punched Lindsay for getting sassy, and thats how she hurt her hand.

1316 days ago
52.

Sad sad    

She also said she was on workers comp right but above said she was sent on leave. So I'm wondering...... lol

1316 days ago
53.

Career Suicide    

Oh well, now you lost your $1500 per month talking smack about someone making thousands per month just by name alone. You should have kept your mouth shut and deal with it internally or through a lawyer. This was unprofessional at best. Now, kou lets see if your friends at TMZ will give you a check while you look for another job while learning to control your tongue.

1316 days ago
54.

Jim in Cali    

BOOM.. radar online reporting TMZ paid this woman 10,000 to talk to them. TMZ desperate much?

1316 days ago
55.

Sad sad    

Hey, I thought Harvey swore they never pay for interviews???????

1316 days ago
56.

Reed    

TMZ knew this worker would get fired for talking about a patient. Why did you pursue this, was getting a story more important than waiting for all the facts to come out. Harvey, the lawyer, knows better than this woman what would happen if she talked about this to the media. Everybody wants their 15 minutes of fame without thinking about the consequences of their actions. Why does a rehab center let a addict go out to a bar, if this part of the story is true. The Betty Ford Center has a lot of explaining to do. They've lost a lot of credibility because of Ms. It Wasn't Me, staying at their place.

1316 days ago
57.

Sad sad    

Now I have a feeling this woman is gonna get completely chewed up....getting the snacks ready and watch.

1316 days ago
58.

Jim in Cali    

Let's review what TMZ has done this week

Interviewed a professional whore on TMZ live in Rachel and acted like she was Angelina jolie or something.

Interviewed a fake celebrity doctor in Dr. Drew.

Paid 10,000 "allegedly" to interview betty ford clinic staffer to get dirt on Lindsay that resulted in her firing.


TMZ doing a great job holding up the standards of journalism this week. Good work guys.

1316 days ago
59.

Zantox    

yes she should be fired, a patients confidentiality is very important, she shouldn't open her filthy bitchy mouth any how against a patient, besides, Lindsay has goe through alot already...so what did she wanna do to her now? throw her back to jail? P-L-E-A-S-E!

1316 days ago
60.

sst0026@yahoo.com    

I think Betty Ford rehab are trying to cover up this mess. That's BS for firing the staffer

1316 days ago
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