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EXCLUSIVE: Betty Ford Worker Says TMZ Paid Her At Least $10K To Talk About Lindsay Lohan Before She Was Fired

Dawn Holland, the woman alleging Lindsay Lohan attacked her in a drunken rampage, has told RadarOnline.com 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 RadarOnline.com, 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.

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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 RadarOnline.com first revealed.

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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 RadarOnline.com reporter if she was paid to speak out about her clash with Lohan in the early hours of December 12.

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“I’m not going to say (how much).”

But when questioned by RadarOnline.com 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).”

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The agreement was made before she was fired and while she was employed as a health care worker.

RadarOnline.com 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 RadarOnline.com’s calls for comment.


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