Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Troubled Lindsay Lohan's streak of bad luck continues after her relocation to New York City. First, the Mean Girls actress was accused of a hit-and-run accident on Sept. 19. She was arrested for leaving the scene of the accident, in which a pedestrian claimed she clipped his knee while pulling into her hotel's parking garage then left. Surveillance video seems to reveal the "victim" was not hurt or being entirely truthful in his account of the accident. Then last week, Lohan was hospitalized for a lung infection. The bad luck continued over the weekend when Lohan and her pals were partying at 1Oak nightclub in Chelsea, where they met and chatted with 25-year-old Christian LaBella. Lohan invited him back to her hotel room, and he allegedly snapped a whole bunch of pictures of the Freaky Friday actress without her permission. TMZ's sources report that when Lohan confronted him, LaBella threw her on the bed, causing scratches to her hands. She then ran out of the room but returned later, and LaBella allegedly choked her, threw her to the ground and climbed on top of her. Friends were able to pull the man off Lohan, who then pulled a fire alarm to summon police. LaBella was arrested outside the hotel on two misdemeanor counts of assault and two charges of harassment. Steve Honig, Lohan's hardworking spokesperson, said of the incident, "Lindsay was assaulted early this morning in a New York hotel. While she did sustain some injuries, she was not hospitalized. The assailant was arrested and is currently in police custody. Lindsay has spoken with police and is fully cooperating with the investigation." However, late Sunday, TMZ revealed there wasn't much cooperation to be had because LaBella had been released from custody. The two misdemeanor assault and two misdemeanor harassment charges could not be substantiated, and the arrest was voided, according to the Associated Press. In a telephone interview, Honig said, "We think it's both distressing and outrageous.Lindsey was assaulted and there needs to be a consequence for that."