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Lohan 'Victim': Lindsay Was Violent, Drinking

12/21/2010 10:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The Betty Ford staffer who claims Lindsay Lohan assaulted her tells TMZ ... Lindsay had been drinking before the incident and hurt her so badly, she's now on workers' comp.

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Dawn Holland, who works as a chemical technician at the Betty Ford Clinic, tells us on Sunday, December 12, just after 1 AM, Lindsay and two roommates came home from a night on the town ... violating the curfew policy.

Holland says Lindsay and company jumped a wall, trying to get inside the place she was staying without being noticed. Holland says security stopped the three women, and that's when Lindsay became belligerent and started swearing up a storm.
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Holland says she was called to do a breathalyzer on the 3 women, but Lindsay refused and then pushed her.  Holland says she went back in the house and Lindsay called 911 on the house phone. 

Holland says she picked up another house phone to speak with 911, and  Lindsay confronted her again and ripped the phone out of her hand, causing a severe sprain which caused Holland to go out on workers' comp.

Holland says she could smell alcohol on Lindsay's breath.

As for Lindsay's claim Holland touched her first, she says, "I did not touch the woman."

As TMZ first reported, Holland filed a police report and the cops are investigating Lindsay for criminal battery.


Lindsay Lohan -- Suspect in Criminal Battery Case


Lindsay Lohan is a suspect in a criminal battery investigation and the alleged victim -- a staff member at Betty Ford -- wants Lindsay prosecuted ... this according to law enforcement sources.

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The Palm Desert Police Department is now investigating an altercation that occurred after Lindsay and her roommates reportedly went to a bar and came back home.  Upon arriving at the house, the incident with a female staffer from Betty Ford allegedly went down.

The police received a call at 1:03 AM on December 12 for "hand-to-hand battery."

Cops came to Betty Ford after receiving the call and interviewed both the staffer and Lindsay.  We're told the staffer "desired prosecution."

We're told when the police finish the investigation, the case will be forwarded to prosecutors for review.


Lindsay Lohan -- The Chick Touched Me First


Lindsay Lohan claims she did NOT strike first in a physical altercation with a female staff member at the Betty Ford Clinic ... but she did push back ... this according to sources close to LiLo.

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Lindsay is telling people close to her ... the drama unfolded when she arrived to the BFC on December 12 roughly ten minutes after her curfew. 

Lindsay claims when she walked into the BFC -- a female staff member was "unfairly" scolding her about the situation  ... and demanded the actress take a drug/alcohol test. We're told it was during the heated exchange that the woman "put her hands on Lindsay."

Lindsay claims she told the woman, "Take your hands off of me" and then "pushed back."

As we previously reported, local police received a call at 1:03 AM for "hand-to-hand battery" -- and LiLo was named as a suspect. The staffer wants LiLo prosecuted for criminal battery.

We're told Lindsay feels the staffer has had it out for her for a while ... and with LiLo reaching the end of her stay at the clinic, the actress believes the staffer was looking for a final confrontation.


Lindsay Lohan -- One Step Closer to Jail


Lindsay Lohan could end up spending 6 months in jail over her recent physical altercation with a staffer at the Betty Ford Clinic ... TMZ has learned.

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It all comes back to Lindsay's Beverly Hills DUI arrest in 2007 -- a crime for which she's still on probation -- and the probation doesn't terminate until August 2011.

One of the terms of the probation is "obey all laws" -- and if Judge Elden Fox decides LiLo committed a battery at the BFC, he could send her back to the slammer for 180 days.

As we previously reported, the BFC staffer wants Lindsay prosecuted for criminal battery.


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48 COMMENTS

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16.

ted    

Revoke his probation and send her butt to a real jail.

1338 days ago
17.

ro    

how did she get out to drink??? She will NEVER CHANGE JUST GIVE UP

1338 days ago
18.

L.Borja    

Why are court sentenced criminals allowed to go to the Betty Ford Clinic for alcohol and drug treatment yet this clinic lets them go to bars. And don't think we're all stupid enough to believe they just had cokes and burgers.

1338 days ago
19.

dave    

LiLo won't change, but most of what she gets busted for wouldn't be newsworthy for anyone else. She always is busted out by her lawyer, so why bother wasting money on her. Use the Court system to put away real criminals instead. This employee altercation is considered normal part of the job so this person is definitely milking it for own gain.

1338 days ago
20.

lonny    

sick of that bitch put her sorry ass away she is a waste of space has no place in scociety

1338 days ago
21.

Bob    

This time get serious with her. At least 2 days of mandatory drying out so she can't go to bars during her treatment and at least aix hours in jail.

1338 days ago
22.

J.E.B.    

C'MON! How many timess does this Lohan person get to violate her probation and get away with it repeatedly! She went to a BAR? VIOLATION! She assaulted a staffer at the Betty Ford Clinic? VIOLATION! Wake up, Judge.

1338 days ago
23.

formyson    

Where's mommy and daddy? Didn't daddy just say how well she was doing at Betty Ford and how grateful he was that they now have somewhat of a relationship?? All he cares about it getting back on the pay roll. If he truly cared, he'd be calling his daughter out but nope, NADA!! And mommy? That things been in denial from jump street. She's the biggest enabler in Lohan's life. No shocker there seeing how she IS on the pay roll, well, what's left of it that is!!

I can't believe you can leave Betty Ford WITHOUT staff supervision. WTF is up with that?? What's the point of going to rehab if you can just leave and do what you want, when you want?!?! Yeah judge/court system,,, You showed her!!! *Rolling eyes* Everything that has happened re: the courts has been a JOKE!! I wish it was legal to gamble in general cause I'd win the bet of.... she gets away with it yet again!!! Hell, we all would. LOL

1338 days ago
24.

Clara    

That's what I would like to know . You are in a rehab center for drug and alcohol abuse and you are allowed to go out to a bar ? . That makes a lot of sense .

1338 days ago
25.

Joe Turner    

THE REAL TRAGEDY IS HOW BOTH THE MEDIA AND THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM HAS TARGETED THIS YOUNG WOMAN AND ARE NOW "FEEDING OFF HER " TO THEIR OWN GLORIFICATION AND GRATIFICATION.

WHERE ARE HER PERSONAL LIBERTIES? HOW CAN THEY JUSTIFY THE TIME AND EXPENSE SPENT TO WATCH WHAT SHE DOES WHILE CRIME, DRUG TRAFFICING AND PROSTITUTION GO ON IN EAST LA. SEEMS SHE IS AN EASY TARGET AND THE POLICE WON'T EVEN GO INTO EAST LA AT NIGHT.

1338 days ago
26.

wally    

actors need to have iq test before they are let out into the public.
put her in jail......sooner the better for us in public.

1338 days ago
27.

LOBO    

I am so tired of this spoiled holiday prima donna who isn't worth ANYTHING!!!!!! Please send her away and throw away the key. This priviledged piece of garbage needs a serious "reality" wake up as to what LIFE IS REALLY LIKE!!!!!
Send her to jail so she can be somebodies jailhouse bitch

1338 days ago
28.

John    

BFC. What a joke. Just a place for high profiles to go and get dried out. They learn nothing there. When out to a bar? WTF!

1338 days ago
29.

bill    

Why does she not give the World a Christmas present and just die?

1338 days ago
30.

Chuck    

This poor girl needs some help, she's obviously crying out and everyone just keeps giving her hell. Sure she's not been the ideal citizen but for God's sake help her don't turn your backs on her or she will end up another statistic. First of all I don't know why BFC would allow her to go to a bar with a fellow roommate, she is in REHAB! Aren't they supposed to keep her from drugs and alcohol? I thought that was their job. And if she acts up while under the influence,well isn't that why she was there,to get her help and stop this self destruction? Is there no accountability anymore?

1338 days ago
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