Lindsay Lohan Accused of Assault in Nightclub Fight: Police

By Brynn Gingras and Shimon Prokupecz
|  Thursday, Nov 29, 2012  |  Updated 7:51 PM EDT
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Lindsay Lohan is once again in trouble with the law after being accused of hitting a woman in a club. Her lawyer said in a statement that Lohan was

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Lindsay Lohan is once again in trouble with the law after being accused of hitting a woman in a club. Her lawyer said in a statement that Lohan was "a victim of someone trying to capture their 15 minutes of fame." Roseanne Colletti reports.

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Troubled "Mean Girls" actress Lindsay Lohan was arrested at a Manhattan nightclub overnight on an assault charge after she allegedly got into a confrontation with another woman at the club, police say.

Police and witnesses say the pair got into a dispute at Club Avenue in Chelsea and that Lohan hit the woman in the face, coming at her from behind. The other woman allegedly involved was not expected to face charges, according to a police source with knowledge of the situation.

The police source said Lohan made no comments to police when she was taken to the 10th precinct early Thursday except to ask for an attorney.

Her lawyer, Mark Heller, later said in a statement that his client "is a victim of someone trying to capture their 15 minutes of fame." He added that he is confident that Lohan would be exonerated.

The 26-year-old actress received a desk appearance ticket and left the station shortly before 8 a.m., wearing leggings, a miniskirt and a black jacket covering her head.

She got into a black SUV with another man and a driver and the car sped off. Calls to Lohan's publicist were not immediately returned. Her next court date was not known.

Hours later, Lohan was charged in California for a June crash in which her Porsche slammed into a dump truck. In that crash, the actress got into the wreck on her way to a movie set. She was taken to the hospital but returned to the set of the film, "Liz and Dick," hours later.

Lohan has run into numerous problems in New York in recent months. She was involved in a NYPD investigation in September after alleging a man had assaulted her in a New York hotel, but charges against the man were later dropped.

Also in September, the actress was accused of clipping a man with her car outside another Manhattan nightclub, but prosecutors chose not to move ahead with charges.

In October, police were called to her childhood home on Long Island after a report of a fight between her and her mother. An investigation revealed "no criminality."

In May, she was cleared of allegations that she struck a Hollywood nightclub manager with her car.

Lohan remains on informal probation for taking a necklace from a jewelry store without permission last year. That means she doesn't have to check in with a judge or probation officer but could face a jail term if arrested again.

Her latest film, "Liz & Dick," in which she portrays screen icon Elizabeth Taylor, premiered on Lifetime on Sunday.

Lohan also recently filmed "The Canyons," an indie film written by "Less Than Zero" and "American Psycho" author Bret Easton Ellis. 

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