Tuesday 20 March 2018

Lohan held over 'assault' in club

Lindsay Lohan, second from right, is escorted from the 10th Precinct police station, with her face shielded (AP)
Lindsay Lohan, second from right, is escorted from the 10th Precinct police station, with her face shielded (AP)

Actress Lindsay Lohan was arrested after police say she hit a woman during an argument at a New York City nightclub.

She was detained at 4am and charged with third-degree assault, say police.

She reportedly got into the argument with another woman at Club Avenue in the Chelsea section of Manhattan and then struck the woman in face with her hand. The victim did not require medical attention.

Lohan left the police station shortly before 8 am. She wore a black jacket over her head that went down to her knees with leggings, a mini skirt and high-heels, and drove off in a black SUV with a driver and another man.

The actress has had frequent brushes with police. She was involved in a police investigation in September after she alleged a man had assaulted her in a New York hotel, but charges against the man were later dropped.

Also in September, the actress was accused of clipping a man with her car outside another Manhattan nightclub, but prosecutors chose not to move ahead with charges. In October, police were called to her childhood home on Long Island after a report of fight between her and her mother. An investigation revealed "no criminality".

The actress was also involved in a car accident in California this summer that sent her and an assistant to a hospital, but did not result in serious injuries for anyone. The accident remains under investigation. In May, she was cleared of allegations that she struck a Hollywood nightclub manager with her car.

Lohan remains on informal probation for taking a necklace from a jewellery store without permission last year. That means she does not have to check in with a judge or probation officer but could face a jail term if arrested again.

Her latest film, Liz & Dick, in which she portrays Elizabeth Taylor, premiered on Lifetime on Sunday.

www.nyc.gov/nypd (New York City Police)

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