Lindsay Lohan has a mean right hook… well at least in the legal sense, she does.
According to TMZ, the Liz and Dick starlet has hired a private investigator to scrutinize the life of Tiffany Mitchell – the woman who accused Lohan of assault at New York City’s Avenue Night Club, which resulted in LiLo’s arrest for misdemeanor third-degree assault Thursday morning.
Mitchell’s husband Wayne Stevens spoke to ABC News reporters through the intercom from the couple’s apartment after the incident and claimed that Lohan pushed his wife “pretty hard”:
“I don’t even know why she pushed her … And we didn’t realize who it even was. Five minutes later, she comes around and tells my wife, ‘If I need space,’ and then she just punched her.”
But Lohan states that the accuser (who is apparently a fortune teller) approached her in the club and asked if she’d like a reading. Lohan declined but shortly after noticed her black Celine purse was missing from the table.
The 26-year-old starlet denies hitting Mitchell but admits she called her a ‘gypsy’ because she thought she and her friends swiped her purse. Lohan claims that the assault accusation is just a setup to bring her down.
Thank goodness LiLo’s got a friend in Max George. The 24-year-old Wanted singer was with Lohan at the club at the time of the altercation, which he says was blown out of proportion.
George called the former Mean Girls star a “nice girl” and commented on the incident to radio show host Jojo Wright in L.A. on Nov.30: “We were just out and there was a bit of trouble with someone in the club. But it got blown out of proportion to be honest.”
This recent arrest could put Lohan’s future in jeopardy as she is still on probation (through May 2014) for her 2011 theft of a $2,500 necklace
Lohan’s lawyer Mark Heller told E! News that his client was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol the morning of the arrest.
The starlet is set to face formal charges at a Jan. 7 arraignment, but Heller believes she’ll be found innocent before then.
“We are going to be working very earnestly to establish that no charges should even be lodged,” he told E! News. “[The police] have already made arrangements to get the video from the…club, which hopefully will reveal some exonerating information. After that, they could just walk away from the case and decline to even prosecute.”
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