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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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61.

fifi    

I hope they paid her off well considering she is now unemployed.

1397 days ago
62.

Hubcap    

Michelle
Unless you have walked in an addict or alcoholics shoes your BOOK SMARTS, while helpful, really don't paint the whole picture. So you can stop patting yourself on the back now. Just my opinion.

1397 days ago
63.

ernie    

spin ... spin .... spin ... spin it enough and the story goes away with no one knowing what really happened. Puff ... end of story.

Again, don't waste you time and good money going to a place like Betty Fraud.

1397 days ago
64.

Meh    

Michelle, harvard/yale/columbia? Try any first year psych class and any college. Yawn.

fi - paid her off because she is unemployed? Why reward someone who breaks company policy and the law? I hope she had to pay BF plus attorney fees. Maybe she can go to harvard/yale/columbia now that she has spare time...she's a minority and female thus good as in....

1397 days ago
65.

LA Native    

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. Repeat until you can apply it in your own lives.
Happy Holidays folks, lets move on.

1397 days ago
66.

Johnny    

HOW MUCH DID HOHAN AND THE DING-BAT MOTHER PAY THIS LADY? YOU KNOW THERE WAS A PAYOFF AND A SIGNED AGREEMENT, BUT HERE IS THE DEAL IF THE D.A. FEELS THERE IS A BREAK OF THE LAW, THEY CAN STILL FILE CHARGES AND CARRY THRU WITH IT.

1397 days ago
67.

Jody    

And this is why Lindsay will never recover. She is never held accountable by anyone.

So in other words, BF and Lindsay told this woman that they would not sue her if she dropped the charges.

Way to go BF. You have just shown the world that you care more about bringing in the celebrity business than you do about helping people recover from drug and alcohol abuse.

Just close your doors, you are useless.

1397 days ago
68.

MIDNIGHT TOKER    

obviously she was drunk and abusive and this lady just hit the lotto...amazing..

1397 days ago
69.

InsuranceScam    

Its a great country we live in ain't it? You can claim to help addicts, get paid off to shut up. Have a kid out of wedlock, become a millionaire telling the world to just say no to premarital sex. Be a hasbeen child star, still be in news when your washed up and done. Your parents become celebrities by you being a drunk/addict and they make millions. Gee, only in America right?

1397 days ago
70.

pissed white    

Payoff my A$$. This is another example of a black getting a FREE RIDE! How dare she jepordize her WORKMANS COMP by having this go to trial. She's getting paid for doing nothing just like the MAJOR MAJORITY of black women in this country.

1397 days ago
71.

Hubcap    

@La Native
Usually 6 times gets me back where I need to be. It was a suggestion to me and seems to work. Happy Holidays

1397 days ago
72.

LA Native    

Whatever it takes Hubcap....Have a great day and thanks!

1397 days ago
73.

Delmar    

So this was a non-event. Altercations happen in rehab/sober house, sometimes cops get involved. And nobody is the wiser cause the details usually don't get out. Ms. Holland's story changes are well do***ented by Jill in her earlier excellent summary. Let's move on and for the love of what's decent, LEAVE LINDSAY ALONE for awhile. I get the feeling Betty Ford is pretty ticked off about this whole non-event getting so much publicity. But you have to wonder, what is it about Lindsay that attracts drama wherever she goes? I'd guess a combo of her mental issues (not addiction, MENTAL) along with a media thirst to report on her.

1397 days ago
74.

lowens1975    

I smell a pay off too. You don't recant that fast unless you have money in your pocket.

1397 days ago
75.

HMMMM    

Nothing like breaking federal law to make a person backtrack. Not only could she have been arrested for breaking patient confidentiality, huge lawsuit by Lilo against the woman AND the Betty Ford facility would have sealed the deal. My guess? Betty Ford said we won't prosecute if you shut your mouth.

1397 days ago
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