Dawn Holland, the Betty Ford Center employee who filed a criminal complaint against Lindsay Lohan after an alleged physical confrontation, has been fired for speaking publicly about the incident. A statement on the Betty Ford website reads:
“In the three decades since our doors opened to patients Oct. 4, 1982, the Betty Ford Center and its employees have respected the privacy of our patients, all our patients. Ninety-six thousand women and men have come to the Center for addiction treatment over the past 28 years. When patients come to the Center for treatment, they come to a safe place where their identity is protected, where anonymity is safeguarded. Their simple priority when in treatment is to learn how to live a life free of alcohol and other drugs. Confidentiality and trust are key to the treatment and recovery process. Regrettably, on December 21, 2010, one of our employees violated patients’ confidentiality by talking to the media and by disclosing a privileged document. That employee has been terminated by the Betty Ford Center.”
Holland had given an interview about the incident to TMZ, explaining that the story was already public, that Lohan was vilifying her and that Betty Ford had failed to support her.