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Lindsay's Alleged Victim Will Refuse to Cooperate

12/24/2010 11:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The ex-Betty Ford staffer who claims Lindsay Lohan assaulted her earlier this month will not only drop her criminal complaint, she'll refuse to cooperate with authorities  ... TMZ has learned.

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Dawn Holland, who told TMZ earlier this week how Lindsay ripped a phone from her hand causing a severe sprain, now says Lindsay should not be prosecuted.

Holland's lawyer, Keith Davidson, tells TMZ, "Dawn will not continue to press charges against Lindsay, nor will she be assisting any further in the investigation or prosecution."

And this is interesting ... we asked Davidson how his client would respond if she's subpoenaed, and he said, "She won't."

Davidson says Holland and Lindsay share a common bond -- they're both recovering addicts, Holland does not want "in any way shape or form to do anything that would violate Lindsay's probation or cause an arrest."

Davidson says, "A crime has quite simply not been committed by Ms. Lohan."


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16.

Joshua    

PAYOFF!!!! but thats ok. i just wish i had enough cash to always effect a payoff.

1369 days ago
17.

Phreaky    

It's amazing what people will do when you pay them off.

1369 days ago
18.

Lynn M    

There may not be any money involved. It was probably a negotiation, ie., "I won't press charges if you won't press charges". All parties needed this to go away. I just wonder how Worker's Comp will be dealt with...

1369 days ago
19.

DANA    

one thing is for sure
first night Linday gets out will be plain drunk

1369 days ago
20.

DK    

If you are fired you are no longer under a confidentiality agreement:-p Say what you want, realistically it will take her killing someone or herself before some of you and her parents get a hint, the woman needs help, not excuses, not deals, not anything BUT help. End of story!!!!

1369 days ago
21.

barf    

How can LL pay her off if she is BROKE as so many of you claimed in previous comments??

Just think... LL is trying to get better, so let her! Yes, she lied in the past. Doesn't mean she lies now every time she opens her mouth.

1369 days ago
22.

Jim in Cali    

Interesting. I think there was obviously a payoff. Holland and Lindsay are both addicts so who the hell should we believe? Just a strange story.


I agree with Harvey, I think the truth resides in the middle of Holland's side of the story and Lindsay's side of the story.

1369 days ago
23.

Grace    

Ms. Holland should have charges pressed against her by BF. She is bad news and hopefully will find another line of work (who would hire her?)
As for Lilo, she is destroying her life and will end up in jail. It's too bad she is messing with the recovery of others at BF. She is not serious about being sober and will pay the ultimate price. She is young (but looks like 40). Her career is over and who cares.
Maybe some male alcoholic has been actor will take her in.

1369 days ago
24.

AnnieSH    

JLS, troll is not a teenager word. It is used by intelligent adults to describe people - mostly teenagers or adults who ACT like teenagers - who love to come to sites to spout ridiculous claims, shout their opinions at the top of their lungs to those who disagree, and basically start crap just to start crap. I have seen only a handful of commenters here who post nonjudgmental comments and not have it riddled with obnoxious words of disdain.

As for your comment, do not use the word "we". Say "most of the commenters" or "people I know", but do NOT make arrogant claims that EVERYONE hates Lindsay. Better yet, speak for yourself and let the others speak for themselves.

1369 days ago
25.

DANA    

LOL at all the idiots who think she got paid off from LL

TMZ is full of dumb ignorant people....

Posted at 2:33 AM on Dec 24, 2010 by weed

she has money at least thats what her dad said
so she is not broke and she surely doesnt want to go to jail again

1369 days ago
26.

Dutchguy    

The assault from Lindsay on Dawn did NOT happen. It was the other way around. Lindsay probably didn't know what hit her when Dawn was all over her when she entered the building. Must have scared the living daylight out of her. Then to find out that Dawn started telling lies and accusing her of the assault and selling out to TMZ is beyond belief. Things have calmed down the last few days and Dawn's story HAS fallen apart.
Most shocking to me is how EVERYONE jumped to conclusions. Who would rightfully belief that after some 90 days in rehab, seemingly out of the blue, Lindsay would attack a staffer in a drunken furious rage. Even for the haters this story was too good to be true. A lot of people and news media owe Lindsay a HUGE apology over this.
Like i said somewhere before i see i remake of 'The hand that rocked the cradle' in this story. Watch that movie it'll tell you something about jumping to conclusions.

1369 days ago
27.

DK    

Do you people understand what addiction is? It's pattern. If you have just one drink a day, every day, you are an alcoholic, if you smoke 'just' on the weekend, every weekend, you are an addict. It's all about pattern. You don't have to be rolling in the ditch to be one. I wonder how many of you are addicts and are simply unaware of what it means.

1369 days ago
28.

FruitSalad    

i wonder how much that cost ?

technically she doesnt need to cooperate.

1369 days ago
29.

DANA    

even if LL has money to pay someone off like the tards who posted that nonsense it would be criminal to do so and make things worse for her...I think the cops are still investigating too.

man this place is full of idiots

Posted at 2:45 AM on Dec 24, 2010 by weed

people are doing that all the time
its not a big deal
charlie sheen did it with capri
mj did it many times
im sure Dawn Hollan will have nice money transfered to her account next month

1369 days ago
30.

Lisa    

This does not mean LL paid her off. What it could mean is that she might have been reminded of the HIPAA laws she is breaking by opening her mouth about the incident. Breaking HIPAA laws could get someone heavy, heavy fines or even jail time or both. Plus her job prospects for the future is not so good anymore. Very few medical and mental health places will now hire her. Breaking HIPAA is serious and she did break it.

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