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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.


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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Can we say "paid off"? So obvious what happened here The woman gets fired and money speaks. Also she probably didn't appreciate the "been in rehab 8 times" coming out.

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Anyone thinking there was ever any substance to these allegations can now see that just wasn't the case . For starters : I seriously doubt this staffer had the right to demand any test ( not to mention there isn't a single failed test ever since LL went into BFC) . Then there is the sale of an interview to TMZ . Let's for a moment assume Holland would have gone forward with this charge : then there would have been a REAL investigation to what actually occurred ( including security camera footage as it seems ) and the entire thing would have been revealed as being nothing more than an attempt to get $$ from LL . I don't believe there was any kind of financial settlement this time around as there was nothing to the charge to begin with .

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Some Faustkateer    

Amazing how everyone sees something different. I think it was combo pay off and I won't sue if you won't sue. But what about filing a false police report? And what about breaking privacy laws? Aren't those crimes that have nothing to do with civil suits? Dammit, I want someone in jail! Preferably both....

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Grandma Cracker    

(way) out of court settlement?

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I owe Lindsay an apology. After reading this article, sounds like Holland WAS a gold digger. Sorry, Linds, now stay out of trouble and finish rehab!

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Grandma Cracker    


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Sensible Grandma    


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i do not feel that she was paid off at all from lindsay and agree with #7 . there was no payoff , miss holland saw the writting on the wall that she was screwed period . she is hopeing that lindsay does not go after her aggressively. betty ford is not a wink and a nod, it is real treatment..... but drug addiction therapy is joke generally speaking , irrelevant of what lindsay did. betty ford has had many celebrities come to it for treatment before lindsay and they will have many more after she completes rehab. there is nothing wrong with going to a bar , even if you have a drug addiction. you need to test your ability to resist the temptation to drink and do drugs.

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if she aint got paid off Lindsay would have been in big trouble now
Dawn is suing now BFC guess until the HIPA accuse turns off

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Ivan in Phoenix    

Wow, it looks like Lindsay's Mom got up early this morning to defend her daughter on TMZ.

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V Hooper    

This is just my opinion as a recovering alcoholic and addict myself and solely my opinion.

I do not think Lilo did as splashed all over the news in the last few days but that another but was taken advantage of by another person, another addict/alcoholic. Just because we are clean and sober doesn't always mean we are well, and in this case this woman who is busy accusing is what A.A. terms "Drunk and doesn't know it", meaning someone who still uses conning manners to gain their means if they see it possible. The woman took advantage of a situation that she thought she could do a "quick score" on and it blew up and backfired in her face! Something she was NOT prepared for.

Here comes a youngster in her eyes that is famous and she figured she could get a quick paycheck (for whatever means) and failed to realize this youngster was raised and brought up to be aware by predators such as she. LiLo has alot of dirt, if you think she doesn't know or realize that you are wrong, not saying she is a saint, far from that, she is an addict herself, more conning ways, but right now the young woman is aware if she doesn't clean up her **** she will be unemployable longer than she needs or wants to be and could be very well on becoming the next Adam Rich or many other washed up young stars of film and television. She may be an addict but this girl isn't stupid and she is busy playing the game herself so she can make her second fortune, she doesn't have time for this womans game. She basically called the woman out on her game and the woman lost, the report being filed ten days later didn't help matters, why so long? You have to consider all these things.

Lilo is a hot ticket right now but she is smart and well protected. Yes I agree her father is a loser cashing in on her stardom but that is her father after all and he has his own foot in recovery and knows the game himself, you think he isn't going to share it with his daughter you are wrong, that is his daughter after-all and that love is unconditional.

So Lilo is a movie and television star, fashion, music and what else is to follow, all her life, yes she has money, she isn't broke like the news splashes, though she could of probably been a lot wealthier at this time, but she is well off and something a lot of isn't. The one thing this accuser Betty ford center worker wasn't banking on was her history to be drughed up through the media, what Lilo has lived through her entire life. So we read assault charges by an x, what else is there that happened through her disease of use? Probably Lilo's next movie role, you ever think of that? What she a two bit theif or a ten dollar hoe out on the street corner who bore crack babies? Not a very nice picture but one that happens in life for these workers in recovery. In my personal experience of recovery every worker I've ever seen in recovery ends up drunk and loaded like all the rest. People before you cast a stone look at the statics and they will show you only TWO (2) percent make it till death once they clean up, not a very good number but the one number that speaks it in recovery!

Props to Lindsey for sticking her guns up and fighting for this one!

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@jberry, I was thinking the same!!!

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You mean TMZ paid her off and she got fired for doing so. Guess Dawn was just full of lies if she's dropping the whole thing. Something tells me the video of the incident was in LL favor like she said. This hate many have for LL is uncalled for. Even in recovery people still say she's a druggie.

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Pheonix believe it or not many people think for themselves. Dawn's credibility went out the window when she recieved money from TMZ. Her police report of beating her ex husband didn't help either or her past drug use. If Dawn was so batterd by LL she would have faught to have her arrested along with the prosecutors. Apparently the video inside BF doesn't find LL at fault like LL has said. LL doesn't have money to pay people off like you are saying, heck she could barely pay BF for treatment.

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