(CN) – A chemical dependency technician at the Betty Ford Center claims Lindsay Lohan assaulted her after Lohan jumped the wall and left the center, and the tech tried to Breathalyze her when she returned.
Dawn Bradley sued Lohan for assault and battery in Riverside County Court, Indio, Calif.
Bradley claims Lohan assaulted her after Bradley reported for work at the Betty Ford rehab center in Rancho Mirage on Dec. 12, 2010.
“Upon arrival, plaintiff was notified that three female patients, including defendant, had jumped over the back wall surrounding their residence and had left the facility,” according to the complaint. “At approximately 12:40 a.m., plaintiff received a call from another technician to come breathalyze these same patients per Betty Ford Center policy. When plaintiff went to the patients’ residence, she found two of the three patients cooperative and honest, allowing breathalyzer tests and admitting to drinking alcohol. Defendant was combative, refused to breathalyze, yelled at the other patients not to talk to plaintiff or the other technicians, and cursed at plaintiff when she asked defendant to please come inside the house and breathalyze.”
Bradley says Lohan shoved her when Bradley tried to escort another patient to an office to speak privately. She claims that while she, Bradley, was speaking privately with two other patients, Lohan entered the room with two telephones and said, “The police want to talk to you.”
Bradley said she tried to speak with the police, but Lohan “had begun yelling in an out of control manner” and then “threw the phone she was holding at plaintiff.”
She says Lohan then grabbed her wrist and twisted it, and tried to take the phone, “continuing to curse at plaintiff and call her derogatory names.”
Bradley says this assault lasted for 8 to 10 seconds. She says she suffered “significant injury to her wrist, requiring continued pain management and treatment, as well as post-traumatic stress syndrome requiring several therapy sessions.”
Bradley seeks compensatory damages for medical expenses, punitive damages for assaults and battery, and costs. She is represented by Owen McIntosh of Rancho Mirage.