Bribes go a long way.
Just kidding ... well, mostly. Whatever the reason, Lindsay Lohan received a lovely Christmas present when Dawn Holland dropped her battery allegation.
The ex-Betty Ford employee who got into an altercation with the troubled star, who she accused of attacking her, is letting the case against Lohan go.
HO, HO, HO: Lindsay's Christmas season is now more cheerful.
"Dawn will not continue to press charges against Lindsay, nor will she be assisting any further in the investigation or prosecution," her attorney said.
"A crime has quite simply not been committed by Ms. Lohan."
The authorities could still file charges against Lohan, but without the testimony of the one witness who lodged the complaint, it would lead nowhere.
As such, Lindsay looks to have beaten the rap once again.Last week, the Palm Desert Police confirmed that Lohan was the suspect in a physical incident with Holland, a chemical technician at Betty Ford.
Holland claimed that Lohan attacked her when asked to submit to a breathalyzer test andthat she went to the hospital to be treated for injuries.
Hours after blabbing her story to celebrity gossip site TMZ, Holland was fired from the famous rehab facility for violating confidentiality rules.
A day after that, she pulled a 180 and said she would no longer pursue any case against the 24-year-old, like herself a recovering addict.
Holland did not want "in any way shape or form to do anything that would violate Lindsay's probation or cause an arrest," her lawyer said.
Lohan faced at least six months in jail if she had been found guilty of assault, as it would constitute a probation violation. But it's all good.
She is scheduled to leave rehab January 3. God help us.