Thursday, December 23, 2010

Fired Worker was Paid by TMZ

Betty Ford Clinic worker fired for talking to TMZ about Lindsay Lohan attacking her in a drunken rage got paid around $10,000.00 for her troubles.
Dawn Holland, the woman alleging Lindsay Lohan attacked her in a drunken rampage, has told exclusively that TMZ paid her at least $10,000 for an interview and photos of injuries – making the financial agreement while she was still a healthcare worker, in violation of federal law.

In an unpaid interview with, Holland said she made an agreement with TMZ, the entertainment news website, to speak about a violent incident with the 24-year-old actress. Because she is a healthcare worker that agreement could put her and the website in violation of HIPAA laws and subject them to criminal prosecution.

Holland worked as a clinical technician at the sober house treating Lohan. She said she was fired after she violated patient confidentiality by speaking to TMZ, as first revealed.

It is not known whether she and/or TMZ will be criminally prosecuted.

“Yes ma'am,” the ex-Betty Ford Clinic staffer replied, when asked by a reporter if she was paid to speak out about her clash with Lohan in the early hours of December 12.

“I’m not going to say (how much).”

But when questioned by if “it was somewhere between $10,000 and $15,000”, Holland said: “If I give you a ballpark then... well, then... yeah (it was between $10K and $15K).”

The agreement was made before she was fired and while she was employed as a health care worker. has also learned that Holland has posed for series of photographs showing the injuries she claims she suffered by Lohan, including a sprained wrist.

The images are currently being shopped to media outlets around the world.

TMZ has not returned’s calls for comment.
Jacked from Radar Online


Anonymous said...

Yes indeed HIPPA law does not play. She received 10,000.00 for telling. But she can be facing a lawsuit which will cost more then 10,000.00 for a legal defense.

Individuals today have lost their mind.

Anonymous said...

To be honest I don't blame her for telling her side of the story because when the story first came out the press was trying to swing it in Lindsay's favor and made the worker look like the crazy one who just out of nowhere started to attack Lindsay. They tried to damage the workers name and livelihood right from the jump. Although she should've lawyerd up and let her lawyer do the talking for her in court instead of running to TMZ. Besides what type of rehab clinic doesn't have cameras all through out the building? They should've caught something on camera to prove who's telling the truth.

Anonymous said...

PREACH 1:58! Real Talk. Hey if all else fails she can call Gloria Allred. She'll take anything high profile to get in the media anyway!--ThatBKChick

Anonymous said...

I know her!!!! hahahahahahaha and she aint lyin. that crazy Lindsay need her ass beat....

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