Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 27 August 2014

Lohan held over 'assault' in club

Lindsay Lohan hides under a jacket as she leaves a US police station

Lindsay Lohan has been arrested after police said she hit a woman during an argument at a New York City nightclub.

The actress was arrested and charged with third-degree assault after she reportedly got into the argument with another woman at Club Avenue in the Chelsea section of Manhattan and then struck the woman in the face with her hand.

The victim did not require medical attention. Li-Lo's publicist has not yet commented on the incident.

The troubled Hollywood star, wearing a mini skirt, leggings and high heels, and a black jacket over her head, later left the police station and drove off in a black SUV with a driver and another man.

The actress has had frequent brushes with the law. She was involved in a police investigation in September after she alleged a man had assaulted her in a New York hotel, but charges against the man were later dropped.

Also in September, the actress was accused of clipping a man with her car outside another Manhattan nightclub, but prosecutors chose not to move ahead with charges.

In October, police were called to her childhood home on Long Island after a report of fight between her and her mother. An investigation revealed "no criminality".

The actress was also involved in a car accident in California this summer that sent her and an assistant to a hospital, but did not result in serious injuries for anyone. The accident remains under investigation. In May, she was cleared of allegations that she struck a Hollywood nightclub manager with her car.

Lohan remains on informal probation for taking a necklace from a jewellery store without permission last year. That means she does not have to check in with a judge or probation officer but could face a jail term if arrested again.

Her latest film, Liz And Dick, in which she portrays Dame Elizabeth Taylor, premiered on Lifetime on Sunday. She also recently filmed The Canyons, an indie film written by Less Than Zero and American Psycho author Bret Easton Ellis.

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