Ex-Betty Ford Worker Wants Case Against Lindsay Lohan Dropped

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    A former Betty Ford Center worker who was involved in a tussle with Lindsay Lohan submitted a declaration to the District Attorney's Office Friday insisting that she does not want to pursue charges against the actress.

       An attorney for Dawn Holland told the celebrity website TMZ.com he was informed by the District Attorney's Office that it would stop pursuing a potential battery charge against Lohan if Holland submitted such a document.
      
    John Hall, spokesman for the District Attorney's Office, would not comment on the assertion by attorney Keith Davidson, or on whether the office had received a declaration from Holland. However, he said such a declaration would be a consideration in the investigation.
      
    "We are continuing with the review with this case,'' Hall told City News Service. "We will make a decision based on all aspects of our review.''
      
    Holland's memo comes a day after Davidson blasted the District Attorney's Office for attempting to question Holland at her home. The former Betty Ford Center technician has maintained for weeks that she no longer wants to follow through with her initial complaints against Lohan stemming from a Dec. 12 skirmish.
      
    "I do not desire Ms. Lohan prosecuted for the events of December 12, 2010,'' Holland wrote in the declaration obtained by TMZ. "I will not answer any questions to any policing or prosecutorial agencies regarding the events of December 12, 2010.''
      
    Despite Holland's objections in late December, sheriff's deputies continued investigating and recently presented the case to the District Attorney's Office to consider possible charges.
      
    The District Attorney's Office announced Wednesday that more investigation was needed before a decision could be made.
      
    Lohan, 24, left the Rancho Mirage-based Betty Ford Center on Jan. 3 after a roughly three-month stay. She is due back in court in Beverly Hills on Feb. 25. If she is charged and convicted for the run-in with Holland, it could put the actress in jeopardy of being found in violation of her probation.