By Adam S. Levy – Radar Staff Writer
The former Betty Ford Center employee famously involved in a struggle with Lindsay Lohan last winter spoke to KABC-TV in Los Angeles about why she’s suing the Mean Girls star for $1 million, claiming the star’s assault and battery against her left her with ongoing wrist injuries.
“Lindsay Lohan is a human being, what her background is as being in the movies and all that stuff, still doesn’t take away the fact that she’s a human being and she has to be responsible for her actions,” Dawn Bradley, formerly known as Dawn Holland, told the station Monday.
Bradley recalled the December 12 incident in detail, claiming a belligerent Lohan twisted her left wrist in the fracas to wrestle away a phone she’d been holding.
“I could smell the alcohol on all of them and I couldn’t get Lindsay to cooperate,” the ex-care technician said. “She was very, very angry.”
Bradley said she’s since been diagnosed with de Quervain’s syndrome, a inflammatory condition that impacts the tendon connected to her thumb.
Bradley’s lawyer Owen McIntosh said he’s reached out to Lohan’s camp, though has not served them with the suit just yet. He added he’s frustrated by the way his client’s been publicly portrayed since the incident.
“I don’t like the blogs that I’ve seen out there,” he said, “discussing how she’s just trying to make something out of nothing, trying to capitalize on Lindsay Lohan’s star power and take a bunch of money from her.”
Bradley said her motivation for the lawsuit is not for her own financial gain, but rather to teach the actress a valuable lesson.
“Does it have anything to do with money? No. I’m hoping to God that it’s a wake-up call for Lindsay,” Bradley said. “I want the best for her. I want her to get this.
“I want her to be clean and sober.”