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Will Lindsay Lohan be Arrested for Attack on Betty Ford Employee?

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By Laura Strachan, Esq. on December 22, 2010 5:49 AM

Two consecutive DUI arrests landed Lindsay Lohan into a slew of legal and financial trouble. A trip to the Betty Ford clinic was ordered to help end the starlet's addiction issues. Apparently she is also a fighter.

The Lindsay Lohan attack that has now placed Lohan at the center of a misdemeanor battery investigation is said to have occurred as a result of a broken curfew.

After returning to the clinic ten minutes after curfew, Lohan and friends were greeted by a female staffer that Lohan claims wanted to drug test the actress and ultimately placed her hands on her, The Los Angeles Times reports.

After allegedly placing her hands on Lindsay, the details get a little blurry. The cops and not additional staff were called to help. "And this woman didn't even call Betty Ford administrators, she just called the police. Lindsay thinks this woman has had it out for her from the beginning and she's looking for any reason to stop Lindsay from getting out," Lindsay's always talkative father, Michael Lohan, told the LA Times.

At this point, Lohan has not been charged with any crimes for the La Lohan assault that may or may not have taken place on the night in question. Wishing to press charges, the Betty Ford staffer would need to prove the basic elements of battery: an intentional touching of another in an offensive manner without consent. Both assault and battery are charges that can carry criminal and civil consequences.

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