Lindsay Lohan has been accused of ordering an attack on the younger brother of reality star, Paris Hilton. Barron Hilton, 24, allegedly levied the accusations after he suffered a brutal beating in Miami in the early hours of Friday morning that resulted in his hospitalization. Reports say that Barron Hilton’s claims include that Lindsay Lohan laughed as the beating took place and that she egged on the not yet identified assailant. Lindsay Lohan reportedly denied being present at the scene of the assault initially, but was later seen in video footage of the event.
Following the assault on Barron, Paris Hilton’s Instagram feed included as part of a threat that “(t)hey will both pay for what they did,” but did not specifically name Lindsay Lohan or the unidentified assailant. Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton were famously friendly at one time, but that friendship has long appeared over and has left behind bitter commentary thrown between the two in the media over the past several years.
Regardless of whether the accusations that Lindsay Lohan played an active role in ordering the assault on Paris Hilton’s brother Barron on Friday are true, it would appear that she just can’t seem to keep herself away from situations ripe for trouble. The 27-year-old starlet has become notorious for her struggles with addiction and with the law.
In August, having been recently released from rehab for the sixth time, Lindsay Lohan finally admitted, in an interview with Oprah Winfrey, that she is an addict and that her drug of choice is alcohol. She also admitted to cocaine use saying that she would use cocaine so that she could drink more. Since her most recent release from rehab and that interview, rumors have continually floated that she continues to drink as she attends high-profile parties with an ample supply.
Back in October, a photograph of Lindsay Lohan was published that appeared to show her reaching for a half-empty bottle of wine at a friend’s home. She claimed, however, that she was simply reaching for her purse and cell phone that were situated on the same table as the wine bottle. After that incident, it was revealed that she was no longer employing the services of her previously hired sober coach.
Staying sober is a condition of Lindsay Lohan’s current probation. She entered a plea of no contest to charges of reckless driving and obstruction of justice last July. Lindsay Lohan was also ordered to complete 90 days in rehab, 30 days of community service, 18 months of counseling and an extension to her already existing probation was levied as a part of her most recent plea deal. The judge in her case made it quite clear at the time of sentencing that any further probation violations would be treated seriously. She has an additional history of multiple arrests for driving under the influence and a laundry list of shameful public incidents in which alcohol was a contributing factor. It remains to be seen whether these accusations that Lindsay Lohan ordered and attack on Paris Hilton’s brother Barron become the latest addition to that list.
By Michele Wessel