GOP Staffer Attacked Lindsay Lohan


Lindsay Lohan has accused a Republican Party staff member of assaulting her at a five-star New York hotel last night.

Actress was with Christian LaBella and others in her New York hotel on Saturday night when he started to take pictures of gathering. Lohan ‘angrily tried to grab camera and delete photos’. But he ‘threw her on bed, choked her and climbed on top of her’. LaBella works for Republican congressman John Shimkus. The 26-year-old was arrested, but released without charges.

Christian LaBella, 26, works for Illinois congressman John Shimkus and has been photographed with vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan.

LaBella was accused of harassment after allegedly getting in a tussle with Ms Lohan at the W Hotel in Manhattan’s Union Square, when he is said to have punched her after she demanded he delete cellphone photos of her.

The 26-year-old actress was involved in an altercation with LaBella after meeting him at a nightclub before bringing him back to her room where a group of her friends was present, according to NBC News 4.

An argument between Lohan and LaBella is believed to have stemmed over photos he took of the actress on his mobile phone while at the hotel.

Lohan’s publicist Steve Honig issued a statement later on Sunday confirming: ‘Lindsay was assaulted early this morning in a New York hotel.

‘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.’

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.

An NYPD spokesman told MailOnline that both parties has filed harassment claims against the other.

LaBella has his own connections to the famous and powerful – his aunt is comedian Heather McDonald, and he is employed as a staffer for Illinois GOP congressman John Shimkus.

On his Facebook page, he has posted images of himself posing with high-profile figures such as Mitt Romney’s running mate Paul Ryan and former presidential candidate Herman Cain.

He has also met reality superstar Kim Kardashian and her mother Kris Jenner in another encounter pictured on his Facebook profile.

Lohan reportedly met the suspect at Manhattan’s popular 1OAK nightclub in the city’s Chelsea district.
She is said to have later taken him to her room on the 15th floor of the nearby W Hotel.

LaBella has his own connections to the famous and powerful – his aunt is comedian Heather McDonald, and he is employed as a staffer for Illinois GOP congressman John Shimkus.

On his Facebook page, he has posted images of himself posing with high-profile figures such as Mitt Romney’s running mate Paul Ryan and former presidential candidate Herman Cain.

He has also met reality superstar Kim Kardashian and her mother Kris Jenner in another encounter pictured on his Facebook profile.

Lohan reportedly met the suspect at Manhattan’s popular 1OAK nightclub in the city’s Chelsea district.
She is said to have later taken him to her room on the 15th floor of the nearby W Hotel.

According to TMZ, Lohan claims he had taken over 50 photos and video of her before the incident.

Mr Shimkus confirmed that LaBella worked for him, but condemned the alleged assault.

A spokesman said: ‘Obviously, the Congressman does not condone his actions.’

Lohan’s mother Dina told the Daily News that her daughter was ‘very shaken up’ after the encounter, adding: ‘Thank God he didn’t have a weapon.’

The alleged incident comes less than a week after Lohan was rushed to hospital after suffering from a bad lung infection. According to TMZ, Lohan had suffered with a case of ‘walking pneumonia’ but her condition apparently deteriorated, causing her to seek medical attention.

The actress was reportedly taken to the emergency room at Mount Sinai Hospital where she received treatment, including antibiotics.

She was discharged shortly afterwards and is said to be recovering.

The health scare comes as yet more drama for the former Mean Girls star, who was arrested earlier this month after allegedly leaving the scene of an accident after clipping a pedestrian with her car in New York.

According to TMZ, Lohan was pulling in at low speed to park her Porsche Cayenne near the Dream Hotel when she allegedly hit the knee of an unnamed man in his 30s on September 19.

The actress was booked for the misdemeanour offence of leaving the scene of an accident and released with a desk appearance ticket, meaning she did not have to pay bail before release.

The alleged victim was not knocked down by the vehicle and had no visible injuries, but was still taken to hospital.
Though the offense is a misdemeanour, it could trigger a probation violation in the actress’ jewellery theft case as one of the conditions of probation is that she obeys all laws.

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