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D.A. Won't Prosecute Lindsay in Betty Ford Case

3/29/2011 8:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned ... The Riverside County District Attorney has decided not to file criminal charges against Lindsay Lohan in connection with the altercation last December between Lindsay and a Betty Ford staffer.

Lindsay Lohan

Sources tell us the D.A. believes there is "insufficient evidence" to prosecute Lindsay.

The Palm Desert Police Department had been investigating the confrontation between Lindsay and former staffer Dawn Holland, but ultimately the D.A. felt the firepower wasn't there.

So Lindsay only has one criminal case in play now.

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16.

Nancy    

No worry. Trouble finds her. AND she goes looking for it. She'll be in deep muck again soon enough, even if she escaped the clink on this one!

1115 days ago
17.

Flower    

Actually, I have a very hard time believing that woman had "a serious injury" to her arm. I believe she was milking the incident for all it was worth, and thought it would be worth a lot more than it obviously was.
When you work in any kind of institutional setting, where people seldom want to be, you can expect a tussle or two with your residents (patients, inmates, clients...you interject the description you want).

1115 days ago
18.

John Rossi    

HEY LOSER,

YOU ADVERTISING YOUR SHOES, HERE. SHOVE EM UP YOUR ASS...

NOBODY CARES ABOUT YOUR 3RD RATE CRAP SHOES...

I'D BUY SOME THEN I'D MAKE A BONFIRE OUTTA THEM....

ROAST SOME WEENIES... YES, THAT'S RIGHT. JERRY SPRINGER DORK!

LATER LOSER,


JOHN ROSSI

1115 days ago
19.

twinskids    

Lindsey paid off the person she assaulted and they cannot use her as a witness.

1115 days ago
20.

john smith    

Duh! Winning!

1115 days ago
21.

PRO US    

@Sue: "Not enough sufficient evidence ???????????

The woman had a serious injury on her arm, THAT IS SUFFICIENT EVIDENCE !!
Lindsay must have paid this woman off, that stupid woman let her get away with it"

Posted at 3:59 PM on Mar 29, 2011 by Sue

If woman paid off, then paid off, not stupid.

1115 days ago
22.

john smith    

I have a feeling that the judge is going to throw out the case for lack of evidence at the preliminary hearing. I think that Danette was hoping Lindsay would take a plea bargain and that she knows that there's no way she can convince 12 jurors that Lindsay stole the necklace.

1115 days ago
23.

Amanda    

There are more serious crimes taking place in Riverside County that need to be handled with tax payers' dollars and this is not one of them. There are cop killers, murders, rapists, abusers and child molesters lined up to go to trial. This little alleged push & shove incident isn't worthy of anything smaller than an incident report. If anybody wants to persue a civil suit, knock yourself out, but use your own money...not my hard earned, robbed money that we call taxes.

1115 days ago
24.

Lucky_130    

No big surprise here. I know TMZ has to drag these stories out to keep us all going.

1115 days ago
25.

mousetrap    

Good. It was just a piddly little cat fat. Big deal. Now about that grand theft...

1115 days ago
26.

Vorlon    

I have a feeling that the judge is going to throw out the case for lack of evidence at the preliminary hearing. I think that Danette was hoping Lindsay would take a plea bargain and that she knows that there's no way she can convince 12 jurors that Lindsay stole the necklace.

Posted at 4:23 PM on Mar 29, 2011 by john smith

You really are an idiot.
John Smith whacky theory #996. Right up there with "the new judge will go easy on her because she's a lesbian."

Do you really believe any of this tripe you type>>

1115 days ago
27.

Johnny Carcinoma    

Welcome to another edition of Celebrity Justice!

It's where the stars get away with murder (assault, battery, solicitation, DUI, and all kind of other felonies!)

Yeah, being a celebrity means winning! Duh!

1115 days ago
28.

Californiadesi    


For all you haters, One down, one to go.

This is what I said several months ago that there was insufficient evidence to prosecute Lindsay. Whatever Holland complained was a mere "accident".

It was an 'accident' based on Holland's own statement that Lindsay pulled the phone out of her hand and then she got injured at the wrist. It was clear that the intent was to pull the phone and not to injure Holland. The requisit intent under law was lacking otherwise one could be put in a jail for a warm, friendly hand shake spraining a wrist.

When did pulling anything from anybody's hands ever became a crime , a misdemeanor?

Furthermore, all Holland complained of was a "sprain" of the wrist. There is no objective evidence of a " sprain" except subjective feeling of pain which can be easily faked,unless there is associated bruising of the skin.I doubt there was any bruishing of the skin which would be due to "accident".

Lindsay is going to walk out of the million dollar train robbery of a necklace because as I said here there was no intent to steal and all you haters can eat their hearts out.

Now Lindsay got to work on getting her 'love of life' Samantha
back, and then she got it made.

I can hardly wait to see their honeymoon pictures on TMZ.
Go Girls !

1115 days ago
29.

marknyc    

good

1115 days ago
30.

Vorlon    


Lindsay is going to walk out of the million dollar train robbery of a necklace because as I said here there was no intent to steal
Posted at 4:40 PM on Mar 29, 2011 by Californiadesi

No intent to return it either...until the cops got involved.

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