Car prang claim a lie, tweets Lohan
Lindsay Lohan has described claims that her car grazed a man's knee outside a Hollywood nightclub as "a complete lie".
Lohan went straight to her three million Twitter followers to respond to the latest in a long line of car-related woes for the Mean Girls actress and recent Saturday Night Live host.
"This is all a complete lie. I've been at community service," Lohan tweeted on her official account. "These false accusations are absurd."
According to police, Lohan's black Porsche was surrounded by paparazzi outside the club. The man told officers her sports car grazed his knee outside the club.
Lohan drove off and a police report was not taken because the man, an employee of the Hookah Lounge near the club, was not hurt, Sgt Mark Ro of Los Angeles police said.
The 25-year-old starlet was trying to make a U-turn outside the Wilcox Avenue club. "Space was tight," the sergeant said, adding that Lohan may have nudged the lounge employee's parked car, believed to be a Corvette, but it was not damaged.
"He came out and said, 'Don't hit my car'," Sgt Ro said. "She was making a multi-point U-turn and photographers were in her way."
The sergeant said he did not know who called police, but Lohan was gone when officers arrived.
"We did not take a report for hit-and-run," Sgt Ro said. "We didn't go looking for her."
Lohan and her publicist Steve Honig said she was trying to get to a friend's birthday party at the club, but she turned around when she was mobbed by photographers and never got out of her car. "I attempted to wish a friend happy birthday, which I didn't even get to do because I was freaked out by all of the paparazzi," Lohan said on Twitter.