After Lindsay Lohan's encounter with Dawn Holland at the Betty Ford Center, during which the former staffer originally alleged she was battered by Lindsay, only to take back that claim days later, we joked that bribes go a long way.
Well, the D.A. had the same thought. Only he isn't kidding.
The Riverside County D.A.'s office has kept open the case against Lindsay, and a suspected payoff to Holland is one reason for the extended investigation.
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"Riverside District Attorney David Greenberg, who is handling the case, suspects that Dawn Holland was paid off by Lindsay Lohan's camp," a source said.
"Greenberg believes that Dawn's change of heart was fiscally motivated. Greenberg believes Lindsay's camp paid Dawn off, plain and simple."
A source says Lindsay was unaware of any payment involving Dawn. That's because, Radar Online claims, Michael Lohan was the one involved.
"Dawn has had her attorney meet with me, negotiate with me and even propose a 'deal' with me," Linds' dad told the celeb gossip site via email.
Radar reports that a $25,000 deal was struck, but stalled. A new deal was then constructed where Holland and Lindsay would do a joint interview.
Then, there was a supposed photo deal involving Lindsay.
Holland says she has not received any money and didn't have a deal. She did, however, admit, that there was discussion of a joint photo shoot.
Holland said that Lindsay attacked her at the Betty Ford Center when the actress returned late one night, sold the story to TMZ and was fired.
Attorney Keith Davidson was hired by Holland, who after filing a police complaint, then refused to cooperate, standing in solidarity with Lohan.
Multiple sources say Davidson tried to negotiate a settlement with Lindsay's camp, with a possible civil suit looming. It's unclear where that went.
Regardless, Lohan's conduct has drawn interest from prosecutors, who question her motives in suddenly deciding not to cooperate with officials.
She is not obligated by law to cooperate, but the new disclosures of possible payments could bring up other legal issues to expand the probe.