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Lindsay Lohan attacked by man at NYC hotel

ANI   October 01, 2012
First Published: 16:28 IST(1/10/2012) | Last Updated: 16:30 IST(1/10/2012)

A young man who got into an argument with Lindsay Lohan in her New York City hotel room over cell phone photos has been released from police custody, a law enforcement official has revealed.

Law enforcement officials, who interviewed both Lohan and Christian LaBella and determined that the accusations against him could not be substantiated, said that his arrest would be voided.

Officials said that, instead, Lohan and LaBella sought harassment complaints against each other.

According to the New York Post, sources revealed that the 26-year-old actress was allegedly assaulted by LaBella, who she met at a nightclub in Manhattan, after she confronted him about pictures he was taking on his phone.

Lohan met the suspect, 25-year-old Labella, at 1 Oak in Chelsea early on Sunday morning before returning to the W Hotel.

Police sources said that LaBella was taking cell phone pictures of Lohan partying and then they got into a tussle in the room before going out into the hallway of the hotel, where he allegedly tried to choke her.

A fire alarm was pulled during the incident, but the hotel told visitors there was no need to evacuate.

After police arrived at the hotel, Lohan was questioned while cops remained outside her room for six hours.

“They thought I took pictures but I didn’t,” Fox News quoted LaBella as telling the police in the lobby, where he was caught.

The NYPD said that the victim of the alleged attack was a white, 26-year-old female, but would not confirm it was Lohan.

LaBellawas taken into police custody at about 6 a.m. and has been charged before with two counts of misdemeanour assault and two counts of harassment.

“Lindsay was assaulted early this morning in a New York hotel. While she did sustain some injuries, she was not hospitalized,” Steve Honig, Lohan’s publicist, said in a statement.

“The assailant was arrested and is currently in police custody. Lindsay has spoken with police and is fully cooperating with the investigation,” the publicist said.

According to TMZ, LaBella is no stranger to rubbing arms with celebrities and his Facebook page has photos of him with stars like Kim Kardashian and her mother, Kris Jenner.

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