This has been one crazy weekend for Lindsay Lohan. She called the police early Saturday morning claiming a man she had just met and brought to her hotel room — Christian LaBella — had attacked her. The chain of events happened after the two got to know each other at the Chelsea club, 1Oak, but things got ugly when LiLo saw him taking photographs of her when they were in her hotel room later, with some other friends. According to TMZ, she told the cops that when she confronted him about the photos, he got violent and pushed her on her bed. She said she sustained scratches because of his assault. Apparently, she found approximately 50 pictures and videos of her on his phone that he had been emailing to his friends. It gets worse: she ran out of the room, supposedly, but upon her return, reports suggest that he assaulted her again, choked her and then threw her on the ground and then got on top of her. As mentioned earlier, her friends were present through this episode, and one of them succeeded pulling him off. Lindsay then claims she pulled the fire alarm to signal distress and police arrived on the scene to arrest LaBella on two misdemeanor counts of assault and two charges of harassment. Her spokesperson, Steve Honig had this to say, “Lindsay was assaulted early this morning in a New York hotel. 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.”
But here’s a new wrinkle: Charges have been dropped against LaBella as there is insufficient evidence against him to build a case, and detectives can’t prosecute him on Lindsay’s story without proper cause. This sounds particularly worrying. While Lindsay isn’t exactly the straight arm of the law, would she really make something like this up? Where are the pictures and videos he took? Are there bruises and scratches on her body to prove what happened? What about eyewitness accounts, since her friends were present? Or was Lindsay exaggerating? We need to hear more of this story to put the pieces together.
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