Plot thickens in latest LiLo dust up
When, oh when, will Lilo realize nothing good ever happens after midnight?
Supporters of Lindsay Lohan, 26, and Christian LaBella, 25, the Republican congressional aide with whom she scuffled in the wee hours of Sunday morning at the W Hotel, are squaring off.
Bella's uncle, Peter Jessop, told the Daily News his nephew was "stunned" by his arrest. "It's a shame when a celebrity like that can use her publicist to tar a kid who has done nothing wrong," he said.
Lohan's publicist, Steve Honig, countered that LaBella's claim of innocence was "a crock of s--- . . . The kid had to be pulled off Lindsay."
Bella's uncle said his nephew, an aide for Ill. Rep. John Shimkus visiting New York for the weekend, was invited to party in Lohan's room. But Lindsay has told friends that LaBella befriended one of her pals during an evening of clubbing at 1Oak solely to get close to her and invited himself to her hours party, according to TMZ.
After discovering he was photographing her, Lohan confronted LaBella around 4:30 a.m. and grabbed his phone, according to published reports. A fight ensued in which Lohan claimed to have been choked, thrown on a bed and scratched. LaBella was arrested, but cops dropped assault charges after being unable to substantiate them and he was released the same day.
Lohan and LaBella have reportedly filed harassment charges against each other but a spokesman for the NYPD said yesterday, "there are no charges pending or being filed with these two."
Lohan, who is still on probation involving the theft of a necklace from a Los Angeles store, was arrested in New York Sept. 19 for leaving the scene of an accident early in the morning after another night of partying.