Lindsay Lohan hit with $1 million lawsuit from former Betty Ford employee
Lindsay Lohan was hit with a $1 million lawsuit by the rehab worker who was fired from the Betty Ford Center after an argument with the actress, OnTheRedCarpet.com has confirmed.
The former Betty Ford employee, Dawn Holland filed the lawsuit on Thursday, claiming that her wrist was seriously injured during a December altercation with the 25-year-old actress. Holland's attorney said that his client requires surgery because of the injury.
Holland was fired from the rehabilitation center after discussing the incident on camera with the celebrity gossip site TMZ.
Police confirmed in January that the Lohan engaged in a violent confrontation with an employee at the Betty Ford Center, where she underwent treatment for substance abuse. A spokesperson for the District Attorney's office in Riverside County, where the facility is located, said on March 29, that no charges will be filed against Lohan due to insufficient evidence.
On Thursday, Lohan was also ordered by Superior Court Judge Stephanie Sautner to expedite the progress of the 480 hours of community service and counseling requirements of her probation sentence. It was ruled that she had violated her 2007 probation by being charged with theft in a missing $2,500 necklace case in April.
In addition to being sentenced to 120 days but served 35 days of house arrest due to prison overcrowding. She was also sentenced to three more years of probation. Lohan was ordered to complete 480 community service hours at a women's shelter and in a morgue. She was also ordered to undergo psychological counseling, attend a Shoplifter's Alternative course and pay several fines.
The actress claimed in court that she had ended her psychiatric treatment at UCLA due to financial reasons and had issues with her Screen Actors Guild insurance because a person must be a working full time actor to benefit.
In April, a judge had sentenced Lohan to jail after she pleaded guilty to theft in a missing $2,500 necklace case. It was determined that the charge constituted a violation of the actress' probation regarding a 2007 drunk driving and cocaine possession case.
Lohan turned herself in at a Los Angeles-area jail on May 26 and was told she could serve her sentence at home and be monitored electronically. The actress also had her punishment reduced from 120 days to 35. Lohan's house arrest was lifted on Wednesday at 10:20 a.m. local time, according to a police report obtained by OnTheRedCarpet.com.
In June, Lohan was scolded by a judge for testing positive for alcohol during her under house arrest. However, she ruled Lohan did not violate her probation by doing so. She also told the actress she could not longer have parties at home while serving her sentence.
Lohan served time in jail with other inmates several times for stints that have lasted between 84 minutes and 14 days - a sentence reduced from 90 days, mostly due to overcrowding.
Lohan plans to continue her film career and is set to play Kim Gotti in the new film "Gotti: Three Generations," which stars John Travolta as mob boss John Gotti, Sr., her character's father-in-law.