The Big Apple has once again brought big dramah for Everyone’s Favorite Mean Girl. A rep for Lindsay Lohan says the actress was assaulted in a New York City hotel room early Sunday.
Christian LaBella, 25, has been charged with assaulting and harassing the Liz and Dick actress. in the early hours of Sunday. The troubled starlet, 26, brawled with the bruiser in her room on the 15th floor of the W Hotel shortly after the pair met at 1 Oak nightclub in Chelsea.
The duo reportedly got into a heated physical argument after LaBella began snapping photographs of the actress with his camera phone, police sources tell NBC New York. Lohan confronted LeBella and demanded he delete the images after discovering them on his phone, insiders say. The situation got out of hand when the suspect asked her to return his phone and she refused.
Lindsay claims LaBella choked her from behind and threw her to the ground, leaving a series of defensive scratches on her hands. Claus Hjelmbak — a friend of Lohan’s who was also in the room — pulled LaBella off of the actress. LiLo then pulled the hotel fire alarm to summon help.
LaBella was apprehended by police before he could flee the hotel. He’s awaiting charges at the 13th Precinct.
Lohan’s rep, Steve Honig, issued the following statement about the melee:
“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.”
This is the second time in a month that Lohan has had a complex run-in New York police. Earlier this month, she was accused of hitting a pedestrian with her Porsche and leaving the scene of the incident.