Lindsay Lohan has been out of commission career-wise, but she is still manages to stir up controversy. The troubled star is in the news once again after an employee of the Betty Ford Center, where Ms. Lohan is currently staying on orders of the court, said that the actress allegedly assaulted her during an altercation.
A feature on People.com shared that the Betty Ford employee – chemical technician Dawn Holland – was fired within minutes after a video interview of her giving an account of the incident, along with a copy of her report, was posted on TMZ.com
The Betty Ford Center issued the following statement: “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.”
Holland alleged that Lindsay and two other patients “snuck out” of the Center to go drinking. A technician reportedly caught by a technician as they tried to “jump over the back wall” to the clinic house that they lived in. Holland was then asked to give them Breathalyzer tests.
It was at this point that Holland and Lohan allegedly had an altercation. Holland described the actress as “very angry and out of control.”
Holland recounted that Lindsay refused to submit to a Breathalyzer test all night, and that she had the smell of alcohol on her breath.
Shawn Chapman Holley, lawyer for Ms. Lohan, gave the following statement: “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.”