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Dawn Holland -- Betty Ford Cut Me Off!

1/23/2011 10:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

If it seems like Dawn Holland is trying to profit off this whole Lindsay Lohan mess, that's cause she is -- because after Betty Ford put a stop to her unemployment and workman's comp, she's flat broke.

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Holland tells TMZ she's no longer receiving anything from Betty Ford after she was let go last month. She says she has kids to feed and can't get another job in the aftermath of her alleged Lohan run-in.

Holland also says she's hired a new lawyer in an effort to regain her unemployment and workman's comp from BF -- which became a major priority once her deal for photos with Lindsay fell through.

Calls to Betty Ford have not been returned.

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61.

jill    

@ grandma cracker

" I agree that Holland is behind the 8-ball,” Santa Monica Criminal defense attorney Steve Cron told RadarOnline.com. “Everyone knows that LL (Lindsay Lohan) was a patient at the Betty Ford Center, but it's an entirely different story to give details about her treatment and possible violations of program rules.”

"to go to TV with TMZ, and to get paid for it, is a blatant violation of HIPPA, for which she could be prosecuted criminally and sued civilly,” Cron told RadarOnline.com.

A lawyer for the Betty Ford Center formally contacted the California Attorney General’s office late Tuesday, reporting the actions of its fired worker in the Lindsay Lohan case as a possible HIPAA violation, RadarOnline.com has learned exclusively.

1181 days ago
62.

dreamon    

Yeah, right, jill, but LL is still a self entitled brat who is covering her bad behavior with payoffs and tabloid smears on others.

1181 days ago
63.

Holly    

@Sitting Bull
If that wasnt Lindsay's first time she snuck out, what difference would it make if she had 3 weeks left?
Lindsay is a risk taker, and plays by her rules

1181 days ago
64.

jill    

@ dreamon

that's your opinion, you can think what you want about her. fact is she didn't pay anyone off, even dawn's lawyer said no deal was finalized. Michael tried to make a deal without the knowledge of her team since it was reported it was Lindsay's business manager that put a stop to it and he is now attacking that business manager again and shawn has said she was never involved in any deal on Lindsay's behalf. I doubt even Lindsay knew about this.

1181 days ago
65.

dreamon    

jill, why is Lindsay the only one in Hollywood constantly at odds with the law, her rehabs and probation? Because of her behavior, jill. No one else is arrogant enough to keep making the same mistakes.

1181 days ago
66.

janet    

Again, if it was you or me we would have to play by the rules.

Lohan is a pro at playing the game. She's been doing it for years. She is fully aware of the legal loopholes. Not taking the breath test was proof of that.

Why not take the test if she as she claims "I believe I did nothing wrong. C'mon she would have been caught.

1181 days ago
67.

jill    

@ dreamon

she's not the only one. same happened to Robert Downey Jr and many, many others. Unfortunately, addiction makes you do really stupid stuff. she is far from the only one in hollywood that stuff like this has happened to.

1181 days ago
68.

jill    

@janet

why do you think she didn't take the test? by law Betty Ford has to notify her judge if she refuses to take any test as that is the same as a dirty test. she may have refuse to take it with Dawn but there is nothing to suggest she didn't take a test. this idea that BF feels the need to cover for lindsay is ridiculous. they have had much more high level celebs at that rehab to be worried about lindsay.

1181 days ago
69.

Grandma Cracker    

Jill @ 66....Yet another example of half truth. I NEVER SAID DH WAS BEHIND THE 8 BALL. Of course BF had a lawyer contact the Attorney General. That's just covering themselves. Sorry, but no amazing revelation there. I did say though that DH could be civilly liable for defamation of Lindsay's character, but that one is even iffy. A suit against DH would yield little and Lindsay's character is anything but stellar. It would be much to do about nothing. This "violation" of Miss Lindsay has been a gold mine of free publicity, gotten her $45,000 plus tab at BF written off and kept her name alive. Camp Lohan should be laughing and counting their chump change over this one, not screaming damages! Lindsay needs all the freebies she can get for that big comeback of hers.

You know what I think is super embarrassing for Lindsay is though, that rag tag payoff attempt. Any star of merit could have come up with the 25k that ghetto DH was asking for for her silence. Now that's priceless! After all this clucking now the DA in Riverside has his panties in a bunch and is doing a real investigation and it may be DH with FU painted on her nails about keeping her yap shut about Lindsay. JAY VEGAS is correct. The tapes ought to be a gas.

1181 days ago
70.

Fat hand puppet    

@Sitting Bull "Lindsay did not drink that night. She would not drink 3 weeks before release from BF. How can people who seem so very knowledgable and extremely smart believe such nonsense? She passed the breathalyzer. Does that mean nothing? Will you folks get a grip!!!!"

Why are you so sure Lindsay did not drink and passed a breathalyzer?
If Lindsay was drinking or not, the point it MOOT! Next date to watch is Feb 25th, I cant tell what will happen but my guess is the judge is exasperated Lindsay. No jail time for Lindsay and the Judge will just tell her to get out of his face.

1181 days ago
71.

jill    

@ grandma cracker

LOL, we'll see.

1181 days ago
72.

Joann    

That's good for her. She should have stuck by her guns and did what was right instead of listening to Michael Lohan false promises in order to keep his daughter out of further trouble.

If she is broke how can she afford to hire a lawyer?

1181 days ago
73.

Grandma Cracker    

@ Jill, you bet, should be fun. BTW, if LL ever does get a handle on her drug problems I think she will be an unstoppable force. Adderall is going to tear her heart out if she goes there again. Hope she gets the support and strength that she needs. Ciao...

1181 days ago
74.

jill    

@ Joann

If she is broke how can she afford to hire a lawyer?
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Very good question and one that hasn't been brought up.

1181 days ago
75.

DANA    

Its also possible Dawn got 15k out of 25 and now 10k were left which they dont want to give. I dont think they screwed her totaly otherwise LiHo would have been in jail already.

1181 days ago
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