[Gossip] UPDATEDx3: Lindsay Lohan Allegedly Assaulted
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 09.30.2012
The charges have been dropped...
UPDATE 3:TMZ reports that police have dropped charges against Christian LaBella for assaulting Lindsay Lohan in a hotel room. While LaBella was initially charged with two misdemeanor counts of assault and two counts of harassment, the NYPD has now told TMZ that the charges have been dropped.
No word on why the charges were dropped.
UPDATE 2:TMZ reports that Lindsay Lohan is pushing for her attacker to be prosecuted as harshly as the law allows. As previously reported, Lindsay was attacked by a man she met on Saturday after he tried to take pictures of her while hanging out in a hotel room with her and friends. Lindsay os saod to be very vulnerable over the situation and believes that the man, Christian LaBella, made friends with someone in her group specifically in order to get to her.
Sources say that the friend LaBella got close too didn't come back to the hotel, but he did. Lindsay then saw thw guy recording her with his phone and grabbed it. She saw that he had taken over fifty photos and video, which he was emailing to his friends. She is planning on cooperating with police so that LaBella can prosecuted.
UPDATE 1:TMZ has a report on the man alleged to have assaulted Lindsay Lohan, Christian LaBella.
LaBella was arrested earlier this morning for assaulting Lohan allegedly. LaBella has previously interacted with celebrities several times before and talked about it on his Facebook page. The attack followed an apparent dispute between Lohan and LaBella over pictures he took of Lohan on his phone.
His facebook page has pictures of LaBella with Kim Kardashia and Kris Jenner and also Joe Francis. he's also gotten pics with Herman Cain and Paul Ryan. LaBella also says on his Facebook page that he is the nephew of Heather McDonald from Chelsea Lately.
TMZ reports that Lindsay Lohan called police earlier today to claim she was assaulted in her New York City hotel room. The alleged assault was perpetrated by a man she just met according to TMZ sources.
Lohan told police she met a man at the 1 Oak nightclub in Chelsea. According to Lohan, the two got into an argument later in her hotel room after Lohan saw the man taking photos of Lohan on her phone. Some of Lohan's friends were in the room at the time the photos were taken.
TMZ sources say that Lindsay told police she confronted the man in question about the pictures. After which, the man threw Lohan on the bed and caused her to get scratches on her hands. Lohan ran out of the room but later returned. Then Lohan says the man attacked her, choked her, threw her to the ground and got on top of her.
A friend of Lohan pulled the man off of her according to TMZ sources. Lohan then pulled the fire alarm to signal for help and police arrived to arrest the man. The man is identified as Christian LaBella who was arrested on two counts of misdemeanor counts of assault and two charges of harassment.
Lohan's rep, Steven Honig, says: "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."