The rehab-clinic employee involved in Lindsay Lohan’s assault case has spoken out about the alleged incident … and apparently has lost her job as a result. People.com reports that Dawn Holland, a technician at the Betty Ford Center, was fired shortly after a video interview in which she discussed the December 12 events involving Lohan was posted on TMZ.
“Regrettably, one of our employees violated strict confidentiality guidelines and laws by publically identifying patients in a media interview and by disclosing a privileged document,” the Betty Ford Center said in a statement about Holland’s dismissal.
Holland told TMZ that her wrist was hurt in the confrontation with the actress, who refused to take a Breathalyzer after it was believed she had alcohol on her breath. “Lindsay and two other patients had snuck out, went drinking and tried to sneak back in and they got caught. We were told by our administration on-call to do a Breathalyzer test, which she refused to do,” Holland explained. “She was angry and out of control.
“She was the only patient out of the three who was being very uncooperative and out of control,” added Holland, explaining that Lohan had been acting defiant at the rehab center. “I did not touch the woman! I am not willing to risk my job over any patient.”
Meanwhile, Lohan’s attorney, Shawn Chapman Holley, released the following statement to People.com regarding the incident: “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.”
Michael Lohan told target="_blank">E! News that Holland “had it in for Lindsay the whole time” before her firing. “As soon as Lindsay walked in the door the woman grabbed Lindsay by the arm, and not the other two girls [she was with], and said, ‘You are going to take a urine test.’ Lindsay just brushed her off. That is what she told me: ‘Dad, I just brushed her off.’ It all boils down to that they were 10 minutes late. Lindsay had three weeks left and this woman was in Lindsay’s face, constantly complaining.”