The police determined that Lindsay Lohan assaulted an employee at the Betty Ford rehabilitation center in Rancho Mirage, California, during an altercation on December 12. The case will be forwarded to prosecutors.
“The investigation determined Ms. Lohan violated several aspects of her probation, including the battery [charge],” the Palm Desert Police Department said in a press release Monday.
The police have also informed plan to notify Lohan’s probation officer.
Lohan left rehab yesterday (January 3). On February 25 she will appear in court for a routine meeting where prosecutors will consider the progress made by the actress and how she has complied with the conditions of her release.
Judge Elden Fox of the Superior Court of Los Angeles has already warned Lohan that in case she commits another blunder, she might spend six months in jail.
On December 12, Dawn Holland, an employee at the Betty Ford Center, which has since been fired for violating patient confidentiality, said she was assaulted by Lohan.
“When patients come to the center for treatment, they come to a safe place where their identity is protected, where anonymity is safeguarded,” the center said in a statement.
The BF staffer accused the actress of attacking her when she tried to administer a Breathalyzer test. Holland, a former drug addict, later retracted her accusations. The police nonetheless decided to investigate.