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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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91.

Leo     

I was that coming!!! And she did 2!

1316 days ago
92.

eee    

Good she should be fired. I bet she thinks she hit the Lotto. She should not have violated confidentiality, she should of keep in quiet and would have probably gotten a decent settlement.

1316 days ago
93.

Succotash    

Poor, poor Lindsay, and the rest of the no-good Hollywood drink and smokers.

1316 days ago
94.

Schmange    

Don't these places have video surveillance for stuff like this?

1316 days ago
95.

Celeb Gossip Addict    

While I totally believe the workers story, she definately deserved to be fired for speaking to TMZ. Even with a saraly as low as hers and being subjected to a bunch of wealthy addicts she has to maintain her professionalism. Speaking to TMZ is the farthest from professional she could have gotten. Is TMZ going to pay he bills? Hell, she doesn't even qualify for unemployment and I think her workman's comp will be cut off now that she had been fired.

1316 days ago
96.

tellthetruth    

DEFEND YOURSELF? N O B O D Y KNOWS YOU!!! IT'S NOT LIKE YOU ARE A PUBLIC FIGURE BEING SLANDERED, YOU ARE BREAKING CONFIDENTIALITY LAWS TO SLANDER A PUBLICLY KNOWN PERSON. With all the money Betty Ford charges, they should pay their employees better. Paying such low wages is how you get lying star f**kers like this working there!!! This lady is crazier than any one of BF's patients!!!

1316 days ago
97.

Linda    

The worker should sue Lindsay. What the hell does she have to lose. I think you spoke to the media because she figured she might lose her job and needed money to live on for awhile. Just because she was fired doesnt mean she cant get workmans comp. Her injury has nothing to do with getting fired because she talked to the media afterwards. If I were her I would drag this out and make them pay her a settlement. Im sure this injury is her way of making money in the future. Im sure she could find another job when she done milking this injury. This is just BULL**** that Lindsay causing all this because she wanted to party. Lindsay your life will not be blessed pulling this kind of ****. You caused this Lindsay. WHY WHY WHY cant you just do the right thing

1316 days ago
98.

Mary    

The first thing TMZ should have asked her is "are you still employed with Betty Ford?" If she said 'yes' then they should not have interviewed her, showed the do***ents, etc. TMZ should have run as far and as fast away from this woman as they could. I would think Harvey would know better. Now they're just as responsible as Dawn Holland is for disclosing this information.

That being said, what's sad is that the sloppy way in which this was handled will probably overshadow the fact that Lindsay hasn't learned a single thing from her stint at BF, and she continues to behave in an entitled and obnoxious manner. Unfortunately, given Dawn Holland's actions, her story is now going to be looked at in a different light, and Lindsay will probably skate. If Dawn Holland had kept quiet, held her head high and let BF and the police handle this, she wouldn't be in as much hot water now as she is. If afterward Betty Ford fired her for how she handled Lindsay, then she would have a MUCH stronger case against BF and Lindsay. Shooting her mouth off has pretty much ruined that chance for her as well.

1316 days ago
99.

angles    

OH YES I AGREE WITH WHAT HAS HAPPEN TO THIS STAFF MEMBER SHE HAS LOST HER CREDITABILTY WITH B.F. CLINIC AND HER ACTIONS HAVE SPOKEN FOR HER . YOU ARE TO BE STURN BUT NOT MAKE CONTACT WITH PATIENCE BODY NO SCHOOL TEACHER CAN TOUCH A STUDENT LINDSAY HAS A GOOD CASE AGAINST HER YOU NEED TO CHECK INTO THIS HISTORY OF THIS STAFF MEMBER SHE MIGHT HAVE A CASE OF BAD NERVES AND BEHAVIOR PROBLEMS OR FAMILY PROBLEMS LINDSAY'S LAWYER SHOULD CHECK PEOPLE WHO BRING FAMILY PROBLEMS TO WORK VENT ON OTHERS LETS JUST SEE

1316 days ago
100.

KATHY    

I bet you Lindsey had her fired. What a primadonna. She doesn't care about anyone but herself. She can attack someone and the other person is always the one who started it. She should sue her for abuse and bodily injury while doing a job, the BF was suppose to make this job safe.She should have filed charges on Lindsey. In any hospital that is called abuse if you lay a hand on an employee. The BF Hospital should at least stand behind there employee. But they stuck there tails between there legs and ran. It goes to show you how much they protect there own. Watch out all you employees you could be next.

1316 days ago
101.

dd    

I suppose the tech set the whole thing up because linds. went to the bar planned the whole thing out and then snuck back on the premises drunk..How does this equal the tech setting things up? The girl is a sick drug addict, she thinks she is smarter than most...What good thing has she done in her life..Now her Delusions of Grandeur will get even bigger because she thinks she just became a little more powerful! Stupid little JUNKIE!

1316 days ago
102.

exhale    

I am sure she did not have a problem with speaking out or getting fired because now she wants the publicity. She will probably also try and take Lindsay to court. It funny how she stated to the officer she was not about to loose her job to a patient. If I know her being black oh she had attitude probably because Lindsay did not show her respect. If Lindsay really put all those bruises on her why did the cop not do his job and take her in. The lady did not have to press charges if the bruises are visible. So I hope Ms. Holland you get your monies worth because you are now the villian for violating a confidentiality contract.

1316 days ago
103.

Linda    

What ever happened to the breath test? Is Betty Ford covering up a violation. Dawn should write the judge and tell him everything that she saw and her report.If I lost my job over this I would make dam sure that judge Fox new about this . I think she got away with drinking.If I dont hear anything in the news about the judge being aware of this maybe I will have to drope a note.

1316 days ago
104.

Craig    

Well, yeah. I mean, she did violate confidentiality so she should be fired. That said, I totally believe her side of the story and sympathize with her feeling like she didn't have anyone sticking up for her. Why didn't this woman have a lawyer??? Someone should've approached her asap to represent her. If you're not used to getting beat up by celebrities, you probably don't know the right thing to say when TMZ approaches you. Seriously people-give her a break.

1316 days ago
105.

dd    

Exhale "if I know her being black" WHAT THE HELL ARE U TALKING ABOUT?

1316 days ago
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