Lindsay Lohan’s abuse victim: she was violent, cursing, refused breathalyzer

More details are coming out about the incident at Lindsay Lohan’s halfway house in which she allegedly abused a staff member who busted her after she snuck out with some girlfriends to drink at a local bar. As is typical for Lindsay, her family has denied that she’s done anything wrong and are hard at work spinning their side of the story to celebrity outlets. They claim that Lindsay just pushed the female staff member in self defense, that she called 911 and that she supposedly passed a sobriety test administered by the Betty Ford Clinic.

Meanwhile the Betty Ford staffer, Dawn Holland, has spoken to TMZ. Holland makes it clear that Lindsay was wasted, violent, and refused a breathalyzer. The other two patients were compliant, according to her account. Holland granted a video interview to TMZ telling her side of the story. In the video Holland is wearing a brace on her wrist and claims that it was strained severely when Lindsay grabbed a phone out of her hand. Here’s the story from TMZ, and you can watch the video there.

The Betty Ford staffer who claims Lindsay Lohan assaulted her tells TMZ … Lindsay had been drinking before the incident and hurt her so badly, she’s now on workers’ comp.

Dawn Holland, who works as a chemical dependency technician at the Betty Ford Clinic, tells us on Sunday, December 12, just after 1 AM, Lindsay and two roommates came home from a night on the town … violating the curfew policy.

Holland says Lindsay and company jumped a wall, trying to get inside the place she was staying without being noticed. Holland says security stopped the three women, and that’s when Lindsay became belligerent and started swearing up a storm.

Holland says she was called to do a breathalyzer on the 3 women, but Lindsay refused and then pushed her. Holland says she went back in the house and Lindsay called 911 on the house phone.

Holland says she picked up another house phone to speak with 911, and Lindsay confronted her again and ripped the phone out of her hand, causing a severe sprain which caused Holland to go out on workers’ comp.

Holland says she could smell alcohol on Lindsay’s breath.

As for Lindsay’s claim Holland touched her first, she says, “I did not touch the woman.”

As TMZ first reported, Holland filed a police report and the cops are investigating Lindsay for criminal battery.

[From TMZ]

Holland also said she didn’t think Lohan has made progress at Betty Ford because she “has been defiant and broken just about every rule.” Holland claimed that she is out on workman’s comp. Radar reports that Holland admitted she was paid upwards of $10,000 for that interview by TMZ. Both Radar and TMZ report that Holland was fired for violating patient confidentiality by speaking to the press.

There are so many new stories coming out about this incident that it’s hard to cover them all. The jist is that Lindsay’s people are pulling the same old victim card that they always do and there’s little more to it than that. The official statement from Lindsay’s lawyer reads: “We are declining to comment on the underlying facts surrounding this incident, as we await the completion of the police investigation. It should be noted, however, that it was Ms. Lohan who called 911 to request police assistance at the time this incident occurred.” As if that means anything. Lindsay’s mother called 911 when Carvel refused to give her a free cake!

According to the latest report, and there are so many more, Lindsay claims she was “out getting her hair done” and wasn’t at a bar at all. Radar reports that while she did refuse a breathalyzer that evening, (and the Betty Ford incident report written by Holland states that Lindsay’s mom Dina told her in a phone call not to submit to one) she took one the next day and passed. Of course she did. This account from Holland is very typical of Lindsay and is in no way surprising, nor is Lindsay’s response.

Do not pass go, do not collect $200 Lindsay. I can’t believe that this girl has yet to spend more than a month in jail. She is not special, but it’s not hard to see how she keeps copping that attitude when she continually acts like this and gets so many damn chances. Lindsay is facing six months in jail for violating probation.

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  1. lisa says:

    I don’t know what to say. Lindsey has been given so many opportunities. so many chances. I really don’t know if this is true or not. The lady (Holland) accusing her of abuse was fired because she violated center rules. That is telling too.

    I find this whole situation beyond sad for many reason. This is what happens when you have a problem. Lindsey needs to know with her track record she is an easy target and whether she is guilty or innocent people will think the worst because of her past. She just keeps walking into it.

  2. krissy says:

    “Lindsay’s mother called 911 when Carvel refused to give her a free cake!”

    I had forgotten about that! Yes I think this Holland lady is telling the truth and I don’t blame her for taking the $ for the interview.

  3. YT says:

    Lindsay with her constant drama is tiresome. Someone needs to send the woman to boot camp for six months.

    Is anyone surprised she was not behaving well at Betty Ford?

  4. Diane says:

    The judge had better throw her sorry ass in the slammer.

  5. munchies says:

    the woman said Linds breath smells alcohol that night…
    maybe it wasnt alcohol? she just have strange bad breath like blue cheese. ewww

  6. Darla says:

    I don’t like her, but I don’t think it’s okay for a worker at a treatment facility to talk to the press like this. I am surprised this wasn’t covered by HIPPA medical privacy rules at some point.

    I don’t think she will ever get better, because I don’t think she wants to get better.

  7. December says:

    Everything with Lindsay is pure and utter effing bullsh*t! How many more chances is she going to get before ultimately she runs someone down and kills them?

    Seriously, anywhere else in the US, it wouldn’t matter if she was a celebrity. You keep F!cking up this many times, you’ll be doing hard time. Look at Paris Hilton, she barely got off in Nevada, and that’s only because she could afford a good lawyer. This is probably why Lindsay doesn’t really want to leave L.A. The justice system goes easy on celeb

    I think Hollywood should punish Lindsay. I mean, she hasn’t made a movie in years, no one wants to pay her crack addled ass to show up at their events, and whatever little money Lindsay earns she blows on things she uses once, then hoards it away with the rest of her crap.

    If Hollywood told the paparazzi to stop taking photos of her and magazines to stop interviewing her, you can bet like hell she would definitely try to get sober. Her first and foremost addiction is attention.

  8. lucy2 says:

    The woman should not have broken the confidentiality, but at this point, I’m always willing to believe the worst about Lindsay, because the truth is usually even worse than that!
    People keep giving her chances to ease back into normal life, but it doesn’t work. She needs long term lockdown rehab or jail. And a personality transplant.

  9. brin says:

    Lock all the Lohans up and throw away the key. Merry Christmas!

  10. flourpot says:

    Well, she got 10k for the interview, lets hope she makes it last because she’ll be redlisted in the rehab industry from this point forward. As for what really went down, well 911 will have it on tape. And because humans work at 911, TMZ will soon bribe someone else to give them a copy. In other news, I still don’t get why a woman in rehab for drug and alcohol issues who was court ordered to be there is allowed out, unsupervised, till 1am. And refuse a breathalizer? That should be standard when they walk in. Don’t tell me they didn’t have a burly security guard and some thorazine to calm her crazy ass down. Entitled is no longer the word for it. All that comes to mind is … idiot. There’s gotta be a better word than that for all these insane shenanigans.

  11. Shelley says:

    I can’t say I’m impressed with the Berty Ford Ctr letting patients stay out til 1 am when at least in LL’s case, she hasn’t been there that long. It seems she’s the last person any facility would put on the fast-track for any privileges or early release. No doubt she’s a complete pain to deal with but that’s what they’re paid to do. I can
    imagine that for Ms. Holland, being confronted and assaulted by this entitled jerk who still thinks of herself as a gifted actress – when in fact there’s literally zero evidence of that – was the last straw in what was likely a long line of comparable jerks.

    Yes, Innocent, believe it or not, LL acts (and looks) the same as every other obnoxious ‘poor me’ pseudo-addict who thinks she’s fooling all us idiots in ‘rehab’ while itching to return to doing as she pleases. That check from TMZ will tide her over til she gets another job.

  12. Roma says:

    TMZ is now running a story about how the worker allegedly assaulted her husband by hitting him when she found out he was cheating.

    That’s why I really dislike TMZ. There are certain “celebrities” that they go to bat for. To this day, I have no idea why they are pro Mel Gibson when he supposedly wanted to kill Harvey Levin.

  13. Rita says:

    This Holland woman is obviously not a professional in her field. She’s probably a night attendent and should not have violated the confidentiality agreement. Next thing she’ll do is get a lawyer to settle for damages. Having said that, I believe her.

  14. mln76 says:

    Yeah the worker is actually breaking federal law on one hand. But on the other she is actually trying to defend herself against slander. LiLo needs to go to jail.

  15. YT says:

    Since Lindsay’s people were busy trashing the Betty Ford staffer first, I cannot blame her for wanting to set the record straight and selling her story since the clinic was trying to sweep everything under the rug. Holland knew her days were numbered at the clinic if she pressed charges. Besides, with the police report, the event became public knowledge.

    Lindsay might wind up in jail everywhere. I feel sorry for the jail guards.

    Meanwhile, Dina and Michael separately are planning lawsuits for lots of money. If they try, even more will come out about Lindsay. *yawn*

  16. Rita says:


    “Mel Gibson when he supposedly wanted to kill Harvey Levin.”

    Who hasn’t wanted to kill Harvey Levin at one time or another?

  17. eja102 says:

    should I just copy and paste my essay from yesterday?

  18. tuscan sun says:

    @ Roma

    I agree with you. It looks like a smear campaign is starting up against Dawn Holland.

    Yes, Holland’s husband accused her of assault, but Holland also reported him to the police for viciously abusing her on multiple occasions. Sadly, many male abusers will defend their actions by claiming their victims attacked them and it was just self-defence. It’s a common ploy. Remember OJ claiming to be a battered husband?

    Here’s something telling:
    The judge granted Holland a restraining order against her husband. The judge refused the husband’s request for a restraining order. You can see who the judge believed.

  19. Nanz says:

    @ flourpot: i believe you are looking for “sociopathic narcissist” 

  20. Leila says:

    Man, I don’t know what to think or to believe at this point. There are so many scenarios: LL sueing the hell out of BF while doing 6 months in jail.
    Or they could reach a settlement and all this will disappear quickly.

    If she sues, she has a good chance of winning, so looking at it from a financial point there is lots to gain, but from a health point of view:
    who will want to take her in after this? Where can she get help?

    Why is she still at BF after this went down?

    What a mess……

  21. Crash2GO2 says:

    Maybe she talked to TMZ because she is sick and tired of the special treatment Lindsey receives and wanted the truth to be told (at least her version of the events as they went down).

    If I caught my husband cheating I might slap him in the face too.

    And are we really supposed to believe that someone can be out getting their hair done until 1 am? With girl friends?

  22. anoneemouse says:

    Event happened 12/12 but we are just now hearing about it? LL is doing damage control because it was released to the public and now it definitely has to come up during her probation hearing next year…girl needs jail as nothing else seems to work. She’s acted her way thru rehab just to get thru it. I ABSOLUTELY believe Holland’s claim that she broke every rule and is not taking it seriously…goes hand in hand with that “self-entitlement” issue she will never overcome.

  23. Laura says:

    Doesn’t this violate client confidentiality? It seems like this woman isn’t acting in a very professional manner which makes her side of the story less credible to me. Seems like she might be trying to cash in from working with Lohan, even though I don’t doubt that Lohan’s a piece of work.

  24. dread pirate cuervo says:

    If you refuse a breathalyzer test, you fail the breathalyzer test. It’s that simple & it’s common knowledge. She violated probation. Off to the pokey for you, LiLo! There is absolutely no reason for her to refuse if she wasn’t drinking. I remember that first time I hit a DWI checkpoint after I got sober: I was excited & couldn’t wait to tell the cop, no officer, I haven’t been drinking in over a year! All the people in the cars around me were bugging the fu*k out, trying to prearrange bail, I guess. If you are innocent, there is nothing to hide.

  25. Kaiser says:

    LMAO @ “As if that means anything. Lindsay’s mother called 911 when Carvel refused to give her a free cake!”

  26. Marjalane says:

    First- I can’t beleieve there are some of you who feel compelled to criticize this staffer for her actions! This is nasty ass Lohan we’re talking about- she was insufferable enough in her H’wood element, can you imagine how bitter and foul she must have been after having been denied her crack for a month or two? I’m sure this staffer that was probably pulling down minimum wage was done with her attitude.

    I think the real culprit here is Betty Ford itself- they seem to have stretched the rules over and over for a notoriously crappy COURT ORDERED celebrity, and now they’re pissed that they are looking bad for it, and the reality is that they’re probably just like any jail or lock down situation- they’re only as good as the person holding the keys. It’s ridiculous that Lilo is in a place that she feels entitled to get away with saying she was getting her hair done, or whatever other bullshit she throws out there.

    I wonder if any of the other court ordered rehab patients are on the phone to their lawyers demanding they get the Lohan treatment- I would be.

  27. serena says:

    This girl never learns.
    I’m sick and tired of her, this time I’m sure..she won’t recover. She always gonna be a dumb crackhead-liar, always acting like she’s 16, supported by her dumb mom, and making mess and excuses.
    She doesn’t want to stay well, so let her be and do some other BIG mess so that someone will put her in jail and, hopefully, throw away the key.

  28. Darla says:


    I’m just saying people in the medical field, especially rehab, are held to a higher standard when it comes to privacy of their patients.

  29. happygirl says:

    @Crash – totally agree!

    I tend to have the opinion that Lindsay was/is a trainwreck. I believe that she absolutely could have turned her life around (and STILL could), if she really wanted to, and no, it’s not just her “bad luck” causing all of these things to happen to her. I honestly think she’s been given chance after chance, and has basically held up her little painted “F YOU” fingernail to every opportunity. With that said, I think she should (FINALLY) be held accountable. I just don’t think it’s fair for her to get all of the “special treatment” she receives.
    Edit – I absolutely believe the staffer’s story.

  30. MNGIRL76 says:

    I also thought if you refuse a breathalyzer test, you fail the breathalyzer test! where is Innocent?
    Did her last fan bail?

  31. the_porscha says:

    Flourpot, I totally agree, well said. Marjalane, the people criticizing the staffer are actually right. I work in the substance abuse field, and we are VERY tightly bound by HIPAA laws and regulations. If I so much as told you who was registered for our court-mandated classes without a release form, I could be fired and taken to court. It’s a big effin’ deal. So what they’re saying is not necessarily that they blame the woman, but that she’s playing a dangerous game by divulging some of the information that she is, regardless of her current employment status with BFC. They could sue her for everything she has, legally, and get away with it. There are rules and standards to every profession, and she has violated hers; so even though I believe what she says, she’s going to have a mountain of a headache getting another job in the same field.

  32. Teri says:

    i think its time we just start ignoring the whole trashy family

  33. Ruby Red Lips2 says:

    Christ! No doubt Lindsay will get off..again & there will be no consequences…again

    I just don’t understand why she is above the law, surely if she was treated as any other person in her situation would be, she may realise there are consequences

    God complex is the expression that comes to mind.

    Betty Ford is also looking like a joke! As someone said in a previous post, why is a sober person going to bars this soon in her sobriety…obv because she has no intention of being sober & sounds like Dina doesn’t want her to be either! This is not going to end well, I fear Lindsay is too far gone

  34. MNGIRL76 says:

    Seriously! Innocent (cough!Lindsy’s people) where are you?
    Have you seen the light?

  35. eja102 says:

    @ #31

    glad you posted some facts about working in the field. I am one of the people who think the staff, all the staff, should also be held accountable.
    There is no denying Lindsay is a mess.

  36. junk573r says:

    Christ, I can’t even…FALCON PUNCH!

  37. Marjalane says:

    Who knows if we’ll ever know the ACTUAL truth of what went down in this little drama. My bigger point is that The Betty Ford Center is supposedly a reputable facility that treats ALL addicts equally, and it would appear that Lindsey has been given much more leeway than the average patient, and remember, most of the patients at B.F. are there because they WANT to get better, not because a judge forced them to be there. So for that reason, I think Lindsey should be treated like that nasty little criminal she is, and since none of us really know what the TRUE backstory of working at Betty Ford is like, or what the qualifications are of their employee’s, I’m not about to trash this staffer for ratting out a lying bitch like Lindsey.

  38. says:

    If her mother really told her that she did not have to take a breathalyzer, she was drunk. Done. Finished. This bi@:h will drink anywhere. How the hell does someone think they can refuse a breathalyzer in a COURT ordered rehab? This family is so worthless. I say we try and formulate a strike- no talk of lohan.

  39. dovesgate says:

    Unfortunately, the crackheads will probably sue the staffer and they’ll probably win since she did violate the patients privacy. So then we’ll have to endure the many interview with DIna talking about what a victim Lindsey still is only this time, they’ll feel completely justified. I hope that staffer uses the money from her interview to hire a decent lawyer and countersues the Lohans for defamation and slander since it sounds like they are saying this staffer was abusive towards her.

  40. Bella Mosley says:

    The worker lost credibility talking to the press so Lindsay will probably get off again.
    I do believe the employee but sadly for Lindsay, between her and her mother lying, always blaming someone else, NEVER accepting any responsibility for their actions, if Lindsay ever did do the right thing or tell the truth, no one would believe her. They have cried Wolf way too many times.

  41. jc126 says:

    Oh, lots of people get their hair done late on a Sunday night!!! Poor Lindsay. :*********(

  42. Roma says:

    In my defense for even looking this up ALL my clients are already on holidays and I’m bored.

    This is a photo from the day that this incident happened. Her roots look like they’ve been freshly touched up so I’m calling BS on the fact she then had to go out that night to get her hair done.

  43. Belle Epoch says:

    People like Lindsay take hostages. They ruin the lives of everyone around them while they continue their merry way.

    The attendant at Betty Ford evidently has had a hard life and probably has very little. Imagine dealing with Lindsay and her snotty attitude day after day, and wondering what life would be like to have even a tiny fraction of the opportunities this girl has had. The attendant is sober and working for minimum wage, while Lindsay out buying expensive clothes, still drunk off her ass, breaking the rules, rude, swearing, and physically abusive.

    It really seems like Lindsay has gone past the point of no return. I agree with the people who say she doesn’t want to get better. Being an entitled drama queen has worked well for her – why change the routine?

    I wonder if she’ll notice that she doesn’t look so cute any more, and that she can’t even get bottom feeder jobs any more. The family will try to blame all this on Betty Ford since the name of the game is avoiding responsibility for anything and everything.

    Some people with bad personalities get sober, and you hope that the sun will come out and they will become reasonable and pleasant. Unfortunately they STILL have selfish personalities even when they get straight. It really looks like Lindsay is going to keep creating catastrophes every step of the way until they lock her up – and even then she’ll find a way!

  44. Obvious says:

    Well i dn’t know where innocent is so i’ll take over fo now. because in truth i liked linds, and I do want her to get better.

    I refused a breathalyser once, that did not mean i failed it. seriously people where do you get your info? if they arrest you and you refuse then they take blood and test it, if you over 0.08 (CA) then they yank your license. but refusing it dos not mean you failed. (and no i wan’t drinking ,but with 6 girls in a car at 2am coming from a club, it looks suspicious)

    and i’m sorry. I don’t care if the staffers story is corroborated with video and audio, she broke FEDERAL law. she need to do some jail time herself. Two wrong don’t make a right people.

    Now I think there should be a court order requiring Dina to not speak to her daughter, and to have all of hr children removed from her “care”. I think LiLo could succeed if we get her away from her highly toxic family.

  45. sapphire says:

    Settling aside the PR blitz, and who-laid-hands on whom, the uncontroverted facts are that Blohan broke curfew, tried to sneak back in and refused the test. And BF thinks this is adequate compliance for a sober living facility?

  46. Jessica says:

    LL will eventually die and I don’t think anybody will give a rat’s butt when she does.

    I’m not concerned with her getting her second or 100th chance because I know in the end it will not matter.

    nothing has helped her this far and I think they only thing left is death.

  47. bellaluna says:

    Blohan needs to be kicked out of BF for her behaviour (both attacking staff member & refusing to follow the rules); hauled before the judge (AGAIN!); sent the f*%k to jail!!! I just can’t with her any more, and my comment from yesterday stands:

    Either OD and get it over with or get your sh!t together, Linds. There is nothing appealing about a non-commital crackhead.

    And how dare she sully the name “Bella” by having it in her “alias” (or whatever they call it @ BF). “Bella” is only for those of us who have earned it!

  48. DetRiotgirl says:

    Personally, I think the Betty Ford worker shouldn’t have talked. It violates patient privilege, and it makes me uncomfortable. Medical workers have an obligation to their patients, no matter how scummy those patients may be.

    That said, I hope Lindsay FINALLY serves real jail time. I’m pretty sure hard time or death are the only two things that could possible keep her from being a walking life ruiner at this point. Also, I would like to see her drivers license taken away forever. I know that last one is wishful thinking… But, if the LA county court system wants to get me an early Christmas present, I’m just putting that out there.

  49. Jackson says:

    LL craziness aside, why is the BFC employee talking to the press? It makes her look shady and like she’s looking for a payout or for her 15 minutes. She should have just filed a police report and let things sort themselves out.

  50. hellen says:

    And in other news…..there is no such word as “snuck”. It’s “sneaked”.

    Okay, carry on!

  51. bluhare says:

    Lindsay (or I should say, her mother) will sue Betty Ford for the HIPPAA violation, and will win. The woman should not have talked.

    Doesn’t take away from the fact that the staffer’s story may very well be true. She would know any incident would be investigated, especially with such a high profile patient as Lindsay. Lindsay’s story is just like any other of hers; not my fault, I didn’t do anything, yada yada yada. The 911 tape should corroborate someone’s story plus should be easy to check the cell phone’s call log or carrier’s records to see what calls were placed to whom and when.

  52. T. says:

    I’m so tired of this stupid girl. Climbing a wall to sneak back in? If you’re LATE for curfew – you are LATE! She should go to jail.

  53. eja102 says:

    never mind! I should not speed read.

    carry on.

  54. OXA says:

    I want to know why Betty Ford allowed her to get away with refusing the breathalyzer & why they covered this while mess up for so long. They should have abided by the Court Ordered tested her and notifide the D.A. etc.
    Betty Ford Center looks like a joke now as they allowed this gross violation to happen, what is with testing her the NEXT day?

  55. mimi says:

    She’s exhausted every rehab opportunity given to her by the courts. They need to throw her disobedient ass in jail for six months before she kills herself or anyone else (The judge has no excuse to NOT send her to jail)

  56. Isabel says:

    And in other news, water is still wet.

  57. Jeri says:

    I hope the judge can consider this at Lindsays’ review. With a charge filed it should certainly count. Even though the BF worker took money from TMZ, Lindsay issued a headlined statement of “Fire That B-tch.” That would piss anyone off and it would be hard not to respond.

    She was ordered by the judge and agreed to submit to all alcohol/drug testing requested, she refused one immediately following the incident. The next day test does not make up for the refused one and Dina saying she didn’t have to does not trump the judges’ order. Just more evidence of Dinas’ ignorance.

    I hope Lindsay doesn’t just SKATE AGAIN. Let there be justice for all!

  58. Alejandro says:

    The worker was put on administrative leave by Betty Ford aka with Lindsay and her lawyer’s clout and pressure she was going to get the boot anyway. SHe’s just getting paid but I do think she is telling the truth.

  59. Mel says:

    Lindsay is in the wrong but it seems incredibly unprofessional at best for this woman to be talking the media.

  60. guest says:

    I haven’t had a chance yet to read the comments, but had to say this.

    I see big money for Lindsay from Betty Ford. “Your staff attacked me, my security and sobriety are forever compromised, my reputation is tarnished (LOL),” and who knows what else.

    It’s definitely a shame here that the former BF employee broke patient confidentiality, got fired, and took money, because I have no doubt the incident went down pretty much as the employee claimed.

  61. Crash2GO2 says:

    I have no doubt that the employee feels no regret over losing what had to be a pretty thankless job. Especially since she was paid well by TMZ. I hope that Betty Ford and everyone else learns their lesson – Lindsey is just acting her way through recovery. But she’s starting to forget her lines.

  62. Mel says:

    10K doesn’t sound like that much considering she’s now infamous for breaching patient confidentiality. I can’t believe some people are defending this woman. Both behaved awful in their own right but I would expect that kind of beavior from a drug addict, what’s the other lady’s excuse?

  63. 4Real says:

    I’m no Lindsey fan but, this woman would clearly win in an arm wrestle…just sayin. A BOGUS Workers Comp claim and trying to cover up the fact she broke FEDERAL HIPPA LAWS? That being said WHITE OPRAH is a complete loser and disgrace of a mother. LINDSEY NEEDS JAIL PERIOD!

  64. REALIST says:

    Regardless of what Lohan did, the staffer did violate her duties to the patient (Lohan) and the law regarding patient confidentiality. The point is WE’RE NOT SUPPOSED TO KNOW what happens in a rehab facility, unless a criminal investigation ensues, which is an exception to HIPAA (federal law) and state law’s typical protections. The judge handling her case also has access to her records, another HIPAA exception, so the truth (I’m sure the staffer filed an incident report) would come out to the court.
    I doubt the staffer will ever be employed by another health or rehab facility, and frankly, there’s a legitimate argument for that, especially now that she’s taken money to disclose even more confidential information about Lohan.
    Pretend LL is Britney Spears (who is far more sympathetic, bad hair and all). We know now that she is Bipolar-I, and that she has difficulty controlling her behavior without monitoring, medication and cognitive therapy. I remember that Dr. Phil Douchebag came by for a visit (as a non medical person) and blathered on about what he found out, but bottom line: if he had been a real doctor (is he even licensed now?), he would have been nailed, and justifiably so, for violating Britney’s confidentiality as a patient under HIPAA and state law.
    Everyone, even LL, deserves to have the privacy of their medical records (especially psychiatric records, which typically do get more protection under state law) protected. It is a fundamental right.
    But the main problem now is the staffer has lost her credibility-at this point, I doubt an assault charge will be filed; however, I still hope what the staffer witnessed has credibility with Lohan’s judge. Time will tell. The worst possible thing is if LL has the opportunity to get out of rehab “on time” before she has done anything at all to face her addictions and change her way of thinking. Divas don’t do well as recovering alcohol/drug addicts.

  65. MissyA says:

    “People like Lindsay take hostages. They ruin the lives of everyone around them while they continue their merry way.”

    Exactly. People as angry and entitled as Lindsay compromise the safety and sobriety of everyone around them.

    I’m side-eyeing the higher-ups at the BFC who keep Lohan on as a client. Surely they must have taken into account the collateral damage (losing patients and staff) but the net gain of notoriety won out. But at what cost?

    It really pisses me off when institutions founded on the greater good take up a corporate business model. Makes me weep for humanity.

  66. dread pirate cuervo says:

    I agree with everyone saying the BF employee should’ve kept her yap shut. Also, that it probably went down just as the employee said. But I have a question: since Lindsay is in a “sober house” & not the “rehab”, do the HIPPA rules still apply?

  67. junipergreen says:

    ” Britney Spears (who is far more sympathetic, bad hair and all). We know now that she is Bipolar-I, and that she has difficulty controlling her behavior without monitoring, medication and cognitive therapy.”

    Uh, what? We do not know this. She has never made a statement or spoken about it. It is all conjecture. Chances are you are right about Bipolar, but how do you know about cognitive therapy? That’s just silly. I know this isn’t related to the post, but I hate crap like this where people treat conjecture as fact. I know it’s gossip and all, but treat it as gossip until you know for a fact. Which no one does, but Britney, her family, her doctors, and her boyfriend.

  68. Kim says:

    Betty Ford Center has reported the worker to the Attorney General so she better save that $10,000 for her criminal defense attorney. Idiot. HIPPA rules still apply

  69. Lynne says:

    Holland speaking to the press is not a HIPAA violation as she divulged nothing regarding Lohan’s medical status or records. She discussed a non medical occurrence.

  70. Innocent says:

    Lindsay will beat this if a charge isn’t filed and will leave on Janaury 3rd. This is so embarassing for Betty Ford and they will be glad to get rid of her. Look at the Betty Ford incident report that she gave to TMZ she didn’t mention anything about Lindsay drinking or smelling alcohol on her breath then but did in a interview which was given at least 10k. I don’t know if she refused the test but it seems like her and Dina were advising her friend not to take it because she definetly had been drinking. Even her friends said that Lindsay was only getting her hair touched up or whatever.
    The only certain thing that Lindsay did wrong was break curfew by 10 minutes. I actually believe she didn’t drink and wouldn’t even risk it until Janaury 3rd or even until after February 25th because Lindsay just wants out of there whilst avoiding jail.

    This woman definetly did violate all the patients privacy by giving TMZ the actual Betty Ford incident report that she created which contained patient names/aliases and house numbers.

  71. OXA says:

    Patient confidentiality went out of the window when Lindsay attacked the BF employeee. Lindsay & her camp were the first ones talking to the press, putting their lying spin on her violation of the curfew. Lindsay’s REFUSAL to take the breathalizer test is grounds enough to return her ass to jail.
    BF should have reported this to the courts immediately instead of covering it up and letting her off the hook.

  72. Hakura says:

    I have no trouble believing that Lindsay is guilty of many of the things she’s accused of. And she should definitely be held responsible for it. (GOD I wish her mom would stay the fuck out of everything, she’s just making it worse telling Lindsay not to take the damn breathalyser.)

    It’s such a mess, because this employee could also be taking huge advantage of this situation as well. I don’t doubt Lindsay was nasty and may have started a fight, but once that happened, this woman may have decided to play it up, so she could make some money out of it.

    She may have realized that there was a chance Lindsay wouldn’t be held legally responsible, so decided to cut her losses and talk to TMZ, even knowing it was wrong.

  73. wunderkindt says:

    I think Lindsay did this assault. She has a long history of drug/alcohol abuse, violent acting out, and no credibility whatsoever.

    For the folks who think Lindsay wouldnt dare ‘mess up’ being so close to leaving rehab: Dont look for logic with addicts!

    Addicts dont work on the ‘common sense and logic’ model.

  74. Aries_Mira says:

    That girl has to leave Hollywood. She has to leave the entire celebrity lifestyle behind, and never return to it. She does not possess the backbone to say “no” or to try and change to make herself a better person. When everyone bows down and lets her have her way, they’re enabling her to do it even more. If she doesn’t figure this out and make some serious changes quickly, she’s a goner.

  75. REALIST says:

    Sorry Ms. 69, but I believe BS’s condition has been disclosed in her repeated hearings for guardianship under her dad. So, unless it was a session in chambers, that information would effectively be public record, depending on the jurisdiction.

    Or, maybe it was our esteemed Dr. Phil who spilled the beans.

    Or perhaps I “assumed” like everyone does on this site (including the editors) every single day. Moreover, I intended it as a hypothetical-perhaps I should have said “mentally ill” instead. Would you have been more comfortable with that? I was trying to make a point, and I admit I undermined the effectiveness of that point with my possible assumption re Ms. Spears.

    Since you seem to have elected yourself today’s Uber enforcer for this thread, I apologize to you (especially) and all the CB readers for my faux pas..

  76. Liana says:

    This “child” has compromised the safety and welfare of the other residents of the Betty Ford Center with her nonsense and her pap friends, etc. And her mother – great advice to give someone in court ordered rehab – “refuse the breathalyzer.” Yeah, you don’t want your cash cow getting sober, Dina, because then she’ll see what a waste of skin you are.

  77. Hakura says:

    @REALIST (#77)- I understand the point you were trying to make. I think the information came out. Not necessarily from her statements, but other media outlets. & you’re right, nothing excuses this woman giving out that sort of information.

    I’m afraid that no matter what, she’s going to continue in this downward spiral until she hits bottom. (Her ‘bottom’ seems to be a lot lower than most people’s. >.> Take that how you will.)

    She needs to go to jail, and stay there. Her tantrums, entitlement, & physical altercations won’t be tolerated there, regardless of who she is. (Even LESS so *because* of who she is, probably.) They won’t allow themselves to be made a fool of (again) like Betty Ford.

  78. guest says:

    “Even her friends said that Lindsay was only getting her hair touched up or whatever.”

    @ Innocent, or anyone who knows: If the broken curfew happened about 1 am, are the friends maintaining that Lindsay had a hair appt. at that hour? I know the rich/infamous can get in after hours, but just curious.

  79. guest says:

    “That’s why I really dislike TMZ. There are certain “celebrities” that they go to bat for. To this day, I have no idea why they are pro Mel Gibson when he supposedly wanted to kill Harvey Levin.”

    @ Roma, my recollection is that when Radar online was getting all the Oksana scoops and TMZ wasn’t, TMZ changed its strategy and started attacking Oksana. Celebitchy was one of the few gossip sites that refused to use violence against women as a way to snag readers, for which I still give them credit.

  80. 4Real says:

    @KIM HIPPA LAWS APPLY to ANYTHING taken out of that “clinic”. A form signed by her a blurry photo or ANYTHING about any patient is covered and the Attorney General will ultimately decide. With the WORKER COMP claim too? She’s screwed and Lindsey the crackhead lush walks again…

  81. Kim says:

    UMMMMMMMM as a Betty Ford PAID employee this lady is supposed to keep client confidentiality!

    I dont care if Lindsay did go off on her (not excused but somewhat expected when dealing with drug addicts being weined from drugs) – thats the job she signed up for, Working rehab isnt a picnic. But the fact that she is blabbing about a patient is something she knows she shouldnt be doing regardless of how pissed she is.

    In fact its illegal hence why she was FIRED as she well should have been.

    It would be 1 thing to tell adminstrators at Betty Ford and take legal action silently but talking to tMZ – She is obviously looking for her 15 mins!

    Im not mentioning Lindsay because thats a whole other issue. She is screwed up and there is no excuse if she did assault the lady but its totally unacceptable for this lady to breach confidentiality.

  82. Kim says:

    She probably edged Lindsay on (yes Lindsay didnt have to hit but with a drug addict their behavior isnt predictable and this lady knew this) hoping Lindsay would physically touch her and had this lawsuit all planned.

    This lady needs therapy!

  83. Lia says:

    The Betty Ford Clinic has now become a joke. Obviously, they aren’t very effective in what they “do”. I think it’s clear that choosing the Betty Ford is not for people who want serious treatment for their family members. The celebrities rule the place……

  84. BELLE EPOCH says:

    “Addicts dont work on the ‘common sense and logic’ model.”

    Hear hear!

    Lindsay’s lawyer is saying “let it be noted that Ms Lohan is the one who called 911”. Yep, she knows all the tricks. When the attendant got on the line she became violent because the attendant would tell the truth and it’s all recorded.

    After all the lying and stealing and drunk driving etc. She really does not deserve to live in society any more.