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Lindsay Lohan accuser angry at prosecutors for pursuing battery case

January 14, 2011 |  7:00 am

Riverside County District Attorney investigators probing allegations of battery against actress Lindsay Lohan recently went to the home of a Betty Ford Center technician who had accused the actress of assaulting her.

But the technician has refused to talk to prosecutors. The woman's attorney sent the distict attorney's office an angry letter this week reiterating that she wants nothing to do with the case.

Technician Dawn Holland's attorney said he has repeatedly told investigators that she did not want to pursue criminal charges against Lohan.

"They knew my client was represented by counsel and it's outrageous they pull a stunt like this," said attorney Keith Davidson who wrote to Riverside County District Atty. Paul Zellerbach.

At issue is a Dec. 12 incident in which Lohan is accused of getting physical with Holland at Betty Ford.

Lohan's attorney, Shawn Chapman Holley, denied any wrongdoing by his client and has called the statements of Riverside County Sheriff's officials "deeply troubling" A couple of weeks after the incident,  when it became public, Holland informed authorities she did not want to pursue charges against Lohan.  But Riverside County Sheriff's deputies continued investigating and recently presented the case to the district attorney's office.

The district attorney's office, however, this week announced more investigation was needed before a decision could be made.

-- Richard Winton