Lindsay Lohan has reached a settlement in her lawsuit regarding a reckless driving case.
For those of you thinking, “Didn’t she just collide with a semi truck like last week?” Well it was almost three weeks ago, but no, not that moving violation – this one goes way back.
TMZ is reporting that the settlement has finally been reached in the 2008 lawsuit regarding a 2007 incident in which an impaired LiLo allegedly took three men “hostage” and drove them around really, really fast.
For a quick history lesson in the downward spiral of Lindsay Lohan’s career, we turn now to a chaptor titled “Lindsay’s Second DUI Arrest.”
It all began at a party Lindsay was at in Malibu that the three men - Dante Nigro, Jakon Sutter and Ronnie Blake – were invited to attend. The men seized the opportunity and went to the party.
However, the night turned ugly when Lindsay’s assistant, also at the party, up and quit on her. After a drug/alcohol-fueled argument, the assistant drove off in her car. A split decision later and Lindsay was driving after the assistant in the car that the men had arrived in… while they were still in it.
A long story short, one guy jumped out of the car (and was run over), and Lindsay was later arrested for DUI, involving alcohol and cocaine.
The three gents also claimed that Lindsay was "’hostile,’ declaring she ‘didn't care about the risk of death’ and saying ‘she was a celebrity...she could do whatever she wants.’”
Then in the best quote of the whole ordeal, one of the dudes really puts things into perspective with, "It was pretty much the was worst night of my whole summer."
Lohan ended up pleading guilty to being under the influence of cocaine, then no contest to reckless driving and driving with an elevated blood alcohol level of .08 or higher.
She totally learned her lesson by spending one day in jail.
The amount of money she forked over to her victims, clearly suffering from the post-traumatic stress of a bummer summer evening, is undisclosed but a dismissal in the case is expected to be filed soon.
Hope they can eventually move past the ordeal. Surely a check will help.