This is the man at the centre of Lindsay Lohan’s current drama. Christian LaBella has been accused of attacking the star at the W Hotel in Union Square in the early hours of Sunday morning.
LaBella, 26, who works for Illinois congressman John Shimkus, is said to have punched Lohan after she demanded he delete cellphone photos of her.
She has also accused the Republican Party staff member of trying to choke her during the drama, which unfolded on the 15th floor at 4.30am after Lohan saw approximately 50 photos of herself on his phone and demanded he delete them.Lohan’s publicist Steve Honig has issued a statement confirming Lohan was attacked.
“Lindsay was assaulted early this morning in a New York hotel,” he said. “While she did sustain some injuries, she was not hospitalised. The assailant was arrested and is currently in police custody. Lindsay has spoken with police and is fully cooperating with the investigation.”
However, this is not a simple open and shut case— law enforcement officials interviewed both Lohan and LaBella and determined the accusations against him could not be substantiated. They said his arrest would be voided.
And when contact by various media organizations, an NYPD spokesman said that both parties have filed harassment claims against the other.