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Rehab worker claims Lilo was kicked out over fight

A rehabilitation worker told a 999 dispatcher that she ordered Lindsay Lohan to pack her bags and leave the Betty Ford Centre after the actress hit her during an argument.

The six-minute call started with a chaotic exchange between Mean Girls star Lohan and the worker, Dawn Holland, arguing over control of the phone at the clinic in Palm Desert, California.

Later, Ms Holland told the dispatcher she wanted to press charges.

"I have a problem because Lindsay Lohan pushed me and hit me with the phone," Ms Holland said on the recording.

Lohan, 24, was nearing the end of a three-month court-ordered rehab stint at the centre after authorities said she failed a drug screening.

The call resulted in an investigation into Ms Holland's accusations. But prosecutors found insufficient evidence to file any charges.

At one point during the call, Lohan told the dispatcher she had never seen Ms Holland before.

Commotion was then heard before Ms Holland returned to the line.

The call was lost and a dispatcher had to call the clinic back. Ms Holland returned to the line and said Lohan was among three girls caught leaving the property without permission. The two other girls reeked of alcohol, she said.

Within weeks of her release from the Betty Ford Centre , Lohan was accused of taking a £1,500 necklace from a jewellery shop in the Venice area of Los Angeles.

Prosecutors filed a felony grand theft charge against the star, who is due back in court on April 22.

If the judge rules Lohan should stand trial, the actress could be sent to jail for a probation violation.