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Lindsay Lohan

Facing New Lawsuit

Assault & Battery

7/21/2011 6:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Lindsay Lohan dished out 8 to 10 seconds of pain when she attacked a Betty Ford employee last year ... so says the alleged victim who's filing a lawsuit against the actress -- but her story appears to have one MAJOR inconsistency.   

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Dawn Holland -- who now goes by Dawn Bradley -- is all set to file the legal docs today ... in which she claims Lohan was combative and violent when she tried to give the actress a breathalyzer test at the rehab center back in  December ... after Lohan had allegedly snuck off the property to go boozing. 

In the lawsuit, Holland claims Lohan grabbed her right wrist and began "twisting and pulling it for 8-10 seconds."

But here's the rub -- back when Dawn filed her initial incident report with the BFC, she says Lindsay "grabbed [her] right hand," but NEVER mentioned the 8-10 wrist "twist" that allegedly contributed to her injuries.

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Holland -- who was eventually fired from Betty Ford Center -- claims she suffered "great mental, physical and nervous pain and suffering" from the alleged assault and battery.

Dawn is demanding AT LEAST $1 million to make things right.

We contacted Lindsay's lawyer.  So far ... no comment.


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1.

sonny    

1st

1134 days ago
2.

Ghost Rider    

Thats nice.

1134 days ago
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jeebus    

Wow, she's going to have to wait in line. What makes her think she even HAS that much money?

1134 days ago
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Vinsetta    

jeebus...lol you posted the two things I was thinking. TMZ's response to ROL's court story today.

1134 days ago
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peter    

here is dawn holland problem ... no were in the court order ..was miss holland required to force miss lohan to submit to a breathalizer ..second of all....nby selling her story to tmz she violated the state and federal confidentiality law...which is punishable by a fine of 250,000 dollars and a sentence of ten years . ...so dawn ....go for it .

1134 days ago
6.

Evan Benz    

Wrist Grab ???

Lindsay Lowan was all trying to do a Yonkyo Kaitenage.

1134 days ago
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Jackie    

Oh go away Holland. I am not a fan of Lilo,but leave Lilo alone.

1134 days ago
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susan    

Good luck with that lawsuit Dawn.

I'll look forward to your explanation in court as to why this 'wrist' assault was not mentioned in the original report.

Why you sold the story to TMZ when you were still employed by Betty Ford Clinic which in itself is a gross invasion of patient privacy.

Why did Betty Ford fire you.

Why you told police you didn't want to press charges.

Why you were open to bribery from Michael Lohan and moaned when he duped you.

Why you changed your mind again about not wanting to press charges.


Yep, I'm really forward to your court appearance Dawn, you are nothing but a despicable lying money grabber.

1134 days ago
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Tony    

Justin.tv admins don't do nothing to monitor the site and porn is played all day and night.

1134 days ago
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Tony    

Justin.tv plays porn now

1134 days ago
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jwoolman    

There was no suspicious discrepancy, just an omission of a detail in the record that was corrected at other times. Obviously the police (who were there soon after the event) thought it played out exactly that way and that Lindsay had committed assault. So did the insurance company after a review of the incident, and you know how insurance companies prefer to keep their money. I'm sure they verified the injury also. The only real reason the case wasn't pursued by the local DA was because they were having trouble getting cooperation from the witnesses later. In other words, for some "mysterious reason", people start shutting up whenever LL starts risking accountability for her actions ... It was just a fluke that finally the police were able to make a theft charge stick for that reason, even though Lindsay & Co. certainly did their best to intimidate the shopkeepers into silence. But it was too late and out of the shopkeepers' hands this time. The public trashing of Dawn Holland began quickly for the same reasons, and I see the trashing continues in this comments section.

Lindsay always strikes me as ready to boil over with anger just under the surface. She tries to hide it in front of the cameras, but body language doesn't lie. She is quite capable of violence (as her mother well knows, since her daughter has been physically violent with her, as we know because of her father's sleazy leaking of taped phone calls). Certain drugs and alcohol remove Lindsay's inhibitions for physical violence - she was drunk enough for that to happen when she foolishly called 911 at Betty Ford, even though she herself was the aggressor. Her anger is likely the root cause of much of her behavior: the boozing, the drugging, the stealing, for instance, and her road rage under the influence back in 2007 that started her legal troubles. She seems to be a poor driver even when nominally sober, and that underlying anger may be a factor. Amateur shoplifters like Lindsay often are angry people who misdirect their anger at shopkeepers instead of the ones they are really angry with (often their parents). Until she deals with that anger, it will just be more of the same for her. The innocent young thing act is going to get harder and harder to pull off, though, she's already rather long in the tooth for it.

Civil suits seem to be the only way to at least annoy Lindsay about her bad behavior, so good luck to Dawn Holland. Most likely it will settle out of court, though, with someone else paying off Holland to keep the princess out of trouble, and once again Lindsay won't have learned a thing. She has a sad life and it will most likely just get sadder.

1134 days ago
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Bubba    

I remember this: "Dawn Holland, who has been fired from Betty Ford, says in the declaration -- obtained by TMZ -- "I do not desire Ms. Lohan prosecuted for the events of December 12, 2010," adding, "I will not answer any questions to any policing or prosecutorial agencies regarding the events of December 12, 2010.""
And now she is looking for AT LEAST $1 million???

1134 days ago
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Christine    

"Just Because" is right - if you work in a rehab, you expect to run into conflict. I am a mental health/addictions counsellor, and part of my college program was crisis intervention. Crisis intervention for those times when addicts are coming off a substance and feeling a little...testy. It's part of the job, and there's no way this woman will get a cent. Mind you, after the whole Casey Anthony thing, I'll never say never when it comes to the American court system.

1134 days ago
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Good riddance!    

I don't necessarily trust Holland (or whatever her name is), but we know ol' Lowhole is a practiced lying machine! At least this will be amusing as Holland tries to wring blood from a dried out (crack) stone! Sue the hag, we need the LOLs!

1134 days ago
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susan    

@ jwoolman

You don't accidentally omit the reason (according to Holland) as to why she wanted to press charges in the first place. This woman has changed her story numerous times, she's unstable and wants only one thing...money!

She was in a trusted position yet she sold her story to TMZ. If Lindsay wanted to she could counter sue Holland for selling details of a patient whilst she was in their care. Also there were witnesses willing to testify on Lindsays behalf. Why do you think the police didn't prosecute? and from what I've read they went after Lindsay with a cut throat mentality. Even Harvey at TMZ said the police were out of control. The police didn't take it further because Dawn Holland is a money grabbing liar and she saw the $$$ signs.

Don't forget, it was Lindsay who called the police, I've listened to the tape where Holland took the phone out of Lindsays hand and interrupted her 911 call, that in itself is wrong.

Hollands lawyer is hoping this won't go to court, I hope it does.

1134 days ago
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