Lindsay Lohan’s publicist used the words “distressing” and “outrageous” to describe what happened to his client over the weekend.
Oh, what happened to Lohan, you ask? Oy. Okay. Here goes.
According to an Associated Press report, the actress, who is apparently allergic to dull moments, met a guy at a New York club on Saturday night who, later, came back to her hotel room with some other friends. That guy — a former aide to Rep. John Shimkus (R-Ill.) named Christian LaBella — allegedly took photos of Lohan on his cell phone, which Lohan allegedly did not appreciate.
This is where things get dicey: the “Mean Girls” star reportedly tried to take the cell phone, so LaBella allegedly “grabbed her and threw her,” which prompted Lohan to flee and pull the fire alarm at the W Hotel, and 911 to be called, and LaBella to be taken into custody on an assault charge.
Oh, but that charge was later dropped because, as the AP notes, it could not be substantiated.
But, wait, there is more. Feel free to pause and give the ‘ol brain a rest since all of this is a lot to digest.
LaBella — who, as the New York Daily News notes, has previously posted Facebook photos of himself with other famous folks like vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan and Kim Kardashian and Kris Jenner — has filed a harassment complaint against Lohan, and she has done the same regarding LaBella.
Which brings us back to Lohan’s publicist, Steve Honig, and his assertion that this whole situation is “distressing and outrageous.”
“Lindsey was assaulted and there needs to be a consequence for that,” he told the AP.
Meanwhile, LaBella’s uncle, Peter Jessop, told the Daily News that his nephew is “a decent kid who met [Lohan] at a nightclub” and has now become of the target of “a full-scale witch hunt” designed to make Lohan relevant again.
For the record, no one was seriously injured, nor were anyone’s knees allegedly grazed, as a result of this whole debacle.
And further for the record, Lohan retweeted this message on Friday before the LaBella encounter occurred, which is a weird coincidence in retrospect: “@lindsaylohan Don’t be afraid to speak to someone about verbal, sexual, or any kind of physical abuse. It’s your life & you are in control of your destiny.”
But seriously, who was really harassed here? Unclear. But the blogosphere will undoubtedly attempt to sort that out for the next two days, at minimum.