A man Lindsay Lohan met earlier in the night is arrested after allegedly assaulting her in Manhattan hotel room
(Update: Police have dropped the charges against the man Lohan accused of assault.)
Lindsay Lohan was assaulted in her Manhattan hotel room early Sunday morning by a man she met at a night club, police in New York said.
Lohan told police she got into an argument with a 25-year-old man she brought to her room after meeting him 1 Oak in Chelsea, according to New York TV station WNBC. The argument was allegedly over photos the man took of Lohan on his cell phone while they were in her 15th floor room at the W Hotel with some of Lohan's friends.
Police have identified the man as Christian LaBella, of California.
Lohan told detectives that at around 4:30 a.m. she saw photos of her on LaBella's phone, confronted him about the them and took his phone. LaBella then threw her on the bed causing scratches on her hands, police sources said.
Lohan ran out of the room, but at some point decided to head back upstairs to her room. When LaBella saw her again, Lohan told police he attacked her, choking her, throwing her to the ground, and climbing on top of her.
A friend Lohan's who was with her at the time was able to pull LaBella off her, and Lohan then pulled the fire alarm for help. LaBella took off down the stairs, but police arrived before he was able to leave the hotel and took him into custody.
Lohan refused medical attention and did not go to a hospital. LaBella was charged Sunday afternoon with assault and harassment.
"Lindsay was assaulted early this morning in a New York hotel," Lohan's representative Steve Honig said in a statement. "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."
The incident is only the latest for the "Liz & Dick" star. Earlier this month, she was arrested and charged with leaving the scene of an accident after allegedly clipping a pedestrain with a borrowed Porsche outside a club in New York.
Lohan is still on probation for a 2011 case in which she pleaded no contest to taking a $2,500 necklace without permission from an L.A jewelry store. Lohan no longer has to report to a judge –she completed a counseling and morgue cleanup duty program — but she could face jail time if she is charged with another crime.
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