For the first time ever, Lindsay Lohan is on the other side of an arrest! LiLo was attacked by a weird fan early this morning in her NYC hotel room.
Here’s what happened. Lindsay went out to Chelsea nightclub 1 Oak last night (didn’t she have pneumonia last week? Ehh nevermind), when a celeb-obsessed guy identified as Christian LaBella befriended one of Lindsay’s friends to get close to her. Or, so says Lindsay.
When LiLo went back to her hotel room, the guy followed. Later, Lindsay found out that the dude had been taking photos and videos of her all night and was emailing them to friends.
Lindsay told the guy to stop taking photos and he threw her onto the bed. Lindsay ran out of the room but returned later and Lindsay told Police the guy attacked her again, choked her, threw her of the ground, and climbed on top of her!
Police arrived and according to Lindsay’s rep Steve Honig, “the assailant was arrested and is currently in police custody. Lindsay has spoken with police and is fully cooperating with the investigation.”
Lindsay’s rep also added that Lindz “did sustain some injuries, she was not hospitalized.”
However, mere hours after the story broke, TMZ reports that the police have dropped charges against the attacker.
LaBella had originally been charged with two misdemeanor accounts of assault and two counts of harassment but the NYPD tells TMZ that detectives could not find enough evidence to support Lindsay’s claims that the man threw her on the bed and attempted to choke her. So for now, the guy goes free.
Lindsay’s dad Michael Lohan just released a statement to Hollyscoop, accusing Lindsay’s friends for not protecting her!
“I am really thankful that Lindsay was not seriously hurt! But where were her so-called friends when this sleazy maniac attacked her!? Again, the wrong choice of friends!” Michael told Hollyscoop.
Michael adds: “She's a tough girl but thank God she was able to defend herself and she's not dead! This guy and that lying "hit and run" con man should be prosecuted!”
Of course he’s also referring to the guy whom Lindsay grazed with her car last week who claimed she “hit and ran.”
But back to the attacker! One look at Christian LaBella's Facebook page and he tends to make a hobby out of posing with famous people. A “star”-gazer, as I like to call it. He reportedly has photos with Kim Kardashian, Kris Jenner, and Joe Francis…to name a few.
Sounds like a crazy fan gone wrong.