Worker sacked over Lohan 'assault'

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The Betty Ford Centre has sacked an employee who accused actress Lindsay Lohan of attacking her

The Betty Ford Centre has sacked an employee who accused actress Lindsay Lohan of attacking her.

A spokesman for the rehab centre Russ Patrick said the woman was dismissed for breaking patient confidentiality at the Palm Desert, California, clinic by giving interviews and “disclosing a privileged document”.

Mean Girls star Lindsay, 24, is being investigated by Riverside County sheriff’s detectives for misdemeanour battery following a confrontation on December 12.

A police spokeswoman said deputies were called to the Betty Ford centre shortly after 1am after an altercation between Lindsay and the employee.

Her lawyer said the actress called the police emergency number.

Neither Betty Ford nor sheriff’s officials identified the woman, but she gave an on-camera interview to celebrity website TMZ.

Lindsay has been receiving treatment at the centre and its facilities, about 120 miles east of Los Angeles, since late September.

A judge overseeing her probation for a three-year-old drink-driving case has required Lindsay to remain at the rehab centre until January 3.

Los Angeles Superior Court judge Elden Fox has scheduled a hearing on her progress for February 25. He has said he would be willing to place her on informal probation and allow her to leave Los Angeles if she stayed out of trouble.

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