Lindsay Lohan cleared of battery charges

Lindsay Lohan was alleged to have lashed out at Dawn Holland, a staff member at the Betty Ford Center, where she was being treated for drug abuse as part of a court-ordered rehabilitation program last December. However, the Riverside County, California, district attorney has decided not to pursue the claims.


Lindsay Lohan has been cleared of all charges in her criminal battery investigation.

The troubled actress was alleged to have lashed out at Dawn Holland, a member of the staff at the Betty Ford Center, where she was being treated for drug abuse as part of a court-ordered rehabilitation programme last December. However, the Riverside County, California, district attorney has decided not to pursue the claims.

Prosecutor's spokesman John Hall told CNN: "Our office has completed review of the case, and we will not file charges due to insufficient evidence."

Ms. Holland later decided not to press charges, and Lindsay's father Michael urged his daughter to file her own counterclaim, alleging Holland was biased against Lindsay "since day one."

He said: "The woman who claims she was attacked in the house had it out for Lindsay since day one. She didn't want her to drive and didn't want to give her any passes to go out. This lady tried to do everything she could to not allow Lindsay to do the things she's entitled to."

However, the Mean Girls star's legal troubles continue as she faces a charge of felony grand theft after being accused of stealing a $2,500 necklace from an upmarket Californian jeweller.

The 24-year-old actress rejected a plea deal in the case last Wednesday (March 23) in exchange for a reduced sentence, and now must face trial.


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