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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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31.

Sue Johnson    

LiLo ha! She is such a spoiled, snot nosed brat and the justice system lets her get away with it. If a common everyday person pulled the crap she has they would be in prison..not a few days in jail and then rehab. And what was she thinking going to a bar when she's in rehab??????? I'm sure the BFC employee did stop her and demand she take a drug/alcohol test..it is for her own safety, the safety of the other people in there, and the staff's safety..besides..it's AGAINST the rules LILO! Oh..but wait..you only follow your own rules. How pathetic can you be? Do you seriously need the attention that bad?

1216 days ago
32.

Wanda    

Wait a minute, Lindsay Lohan is in Rehab for alcohol abuse, yet she has priviledges to go to a bar! What is wrong with this picture? Why is she allowed to go to a bar from REHAB!! Am i the only one that thinks this is ludicris? What kind of treatment is that? She will never kick her addition with a pattern like that. She seriously needs to be away from her family and friends to fight her demons, and if it takes jail, then so be it, put her in jail for 2-3 years. It did wonders for Robert Downey Jr.!

1216 days ago
33.

Barbra    

I don't care about Lindsay Lohan, one way or another. However, I think that at least one year in a jail where regular criminals are incarserated would be the appropriate rehabilitatipn. To be fair, I do believe that she has become too notorious, and is a target for harassment, extortion, brutality, by everone who crosse her path. She brought it all on herself, and now it's too late to change things. She should go to prison and when released, go live anonimously in Europe.
Another thought is this! Why is she being given "so many chances". If it were you or I, they would have thrown us in the slamer, and thrown away the key.

1216 days ago
34.

shir    

Hummm! lets see, she was at a bar, was late for curfew...... That family always has to blame someone else for their actions.. She should be put back in jail to complete the time..

1216 days ago
35.

Bo    

Just send her away, 180 days would not be enough. She needs to go away long enough for the idiots who would pay her to talk about her problems would forget her. Why don't you people just wait outside the gates at any prison and pay a parole some money for their story, I am sure it would be better the Lohan's.

1216 days ago
36.

liz    

When Lohan runs out of money so will the priveledges

1216 days ago
37.

Carl    

Awwwwww...poor Lindsey. Everyone picks on her and doesn't understand her. All she wants is to have everything her way and be able to drink and snort cocaine without being pestered. Hasn't the legal system figured this out yet?

1216 days ago
38.

Ben    

Sentence her to 6 to 10 and let her do 5 1/2 to 6. That should take the stupid "I'm better than you" out of her.

1216 days ago
39.

steve    

what is wrong with this chick, she cant even lie right, what a pity, send her to jail and dont let her out.

1216 days ago
40.

gary    

Now, the judge said any issues 6 months in jail. It should be heard now and START NOW. Obviously, she thinks she can do anything, lie and get away with it.

1216 days ago
41.

Molin    

I can't Understand it, I have prayed, and asked Jesus to Cure her of her addiction, Jesus promised if you asked in his name, it would be done. I wonder if he has gone hard of hearing, he is pretty old, perhaps I should pray him to be young again? Yeah,,thats the ticket-

1216 days ago
42.

PST OFF    

LOW LIFE LOHAN IS IN BIG TROUBLE THIS TIME. VIOLATING HER REHAB ORDER. PLUS A REAL BIG LAW SUIT FOR ASSULT. THE SISTAHS IN THE HOOD ARE WAITING FOR LOW LIFE LOHAN TO BE INCARCERATED AND SHE WILL SEE JAIL TIME HER 9 LUCKY LIVES HAVE RUN OUT DUE TO HER DENIAL AND LACK OF COMMITMENT TO REALLY REHABILITATE HER STUPID GAME PLAYING SELF.

1216 days ago
43.

Don    

Molin, without any doubt. You are the dunbest low life I have run across. You had better retract some of your dumb ass statement. There's one in every crowd.

1216 days ago
44.

belldn3    

Train wreck doesn't even describe Lindsay anymore, I don't know what the hell she is now. This will really help her law suite now, if they haven't already settled. So, tell me again what you're going to give me, a kilo of cocaine and a bottle of Jack Daniels.........DEAL.

1216 days ago
45.

Carol E-B    

You know, I'm a parent of two now grown boys. They had a lot of ups and downs through school and into their twenties. One of them seemed to have a charmed life throughout his dealing with authority. He never got really punished for things like climbing over the transom in the locked classroom to retrieve his own backpack and other "mistakes." My other son got punished for the tiniest thing. He actually tested with a genius IQ and was often bored in class. He was reading and writing from late age two years. It's almost as though school authorities and others would even follow him to the bathroom to even monitor number one or number two. Anyway, the poor guy had a lot of miserable school years unless his main teachers recognized his multi-faceted capabilities. They were the ones who sent him to contests, gave him other interesting challenges, etc. Sadly, he has disappeared, and we have had no discord between us. We have tried all avenues of searching for him, and he has been missing quite some time. It's very sad for me, his Mom, to not think of whether he is alive in pain or captive; if he is not alive, I would at least like closure.
I have written all of this to say despite the many problems Lindsay has had, I believe she is basically good; sadly now whatever she does, everyone like that lady (and who goes on compensation for a "sprained" wrist?) will try to milk whatever money she has left, which seems close to none from reports we've all heard. I do think she should be in another state or somewhere up in the mountains where she can avoid the awful smog (I lived in that area, and I know how it affects asthma sufferers.) and have some of the peace of nature without all of the overstimulation of egocentric Hollywood types who spend a lot of time partying. I have empathy for Lindsay and hope she can find health and inner peace.
Blessings to all of you, too.

1216 days ago
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