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DA looks into Lindsay spat at Betty Ford

Armed with the results of a police investigation into the Dec. 12 tussle between actress Lindsay Lohan and a staffer at the Betty Ford rehab center in Southern California, the local district attorney's office has launched its own probe - but the alleged victim, who has told police she's dropping charges, is refusing to cooperate with the D.A.'s investigators.

Former chemical-dependency technician Dawn Holland, who was fired from the center after breaching patient confidentiality by giving a paid interview to TMZ.com, would not speak Thursday morning with investigators from the Riverside County prosecutor's office, RadarOnline.com reported.

The website quoted "a source close to" the "Mean Girls" star, 24, claiming that, "Without Dawn's cooperation, there simply is no case. The Riverside D.A. would have a very, very hard time prosecuting Lindsay without the cooperation of the primary witness."

The joint Riverside County Sheriff's Department and Palm Desert Police Department have pursued a battery charge against Lohan, and say she has violated her probation, which stems from her 2007 DUI conviction.

Lohan is scheduled for a probation progress hearing in Los Angeles County Superior Court in Beverly Hills on Feb. 25.

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