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New details are coming to light about the incident that has Lindsay Lohan under a criminal battery investigation. Betty Ford clinic worker Dawn Holland claims that the 24-year-old actress was "out of control" and had alcohol on her breath during a physical fight between them earlier this month.
In a video interview with TMZ.com, Holland says that Lohan had "snuck out" with two other patients and "went drinking," but that they were caught by another employee while they were "trying to jump over the back wall" to the clinic house in which they were living.
Holland says she was called to administer breathalyzer tests to the three patients when the trouble between her and Lohan began.
"She was very angry and out of control," says Holland. Police were then called, and while Holland was on the phone with authorities, she says Lohan "grabbed my wrist and snatched it down" leaving her with a sprained right arm and hand.
"She had alcohol on her breath," Holland said of Lohan, also denying that she was the one who went after the actress. "I did not touch the woman," she says. "I am not willing to risk my job over any patient."
Unfortunately for Holland, minutes after giving her account of the incident to TMZ.com, she was fired.
"Regrettably," the Betty Ford Center said in a statement, "one of our employees violated strict confidentiality guidelines and laws by publicly identifying patients in a media interview and by disclosing a privileged document."
As for Lohan's fate? The local Palm Desert Police say they're investigating the incident as a possible misdemeanor. Her attorney, Shawn Chapman Holley, previously said in a 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."
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