Lindsay Lohan a No-Show in Court, Assault Hearing Postponed

Her attorney says she never touched the alleged victim, is being set up

By on January 8th, 2013 05:00 GMT

Lindsay Lohan partied in London until 5 in the morning of the day she was supposed to be in court in the US for an assault hearing but, considering that the hearing was postponed, she probably knew what would happen, which is why she was a no-show.

Lohan was arrested in November in NYC after allegedly punching a woman in the face at a club. Her attorney Mark Jay Heller doubts the case will ever go to trial, ABC News reports.

If anything, this is yet another case of people trying to make a fortune and a name off Lindsay’s back by causing drama where none is to be had, he said.

“[Lohan] never made any physical contact with the alleged victim. From my understanding, Lindsay was being approached by a fortune teller who sought to provide a reading to her and she politely said ‘I don’t want to participate’ and declined,” Heller told reporters outside the courtroom.

“You would think if [Mitchell] was a fortune teller, she would have been able to see this happening in advance. But obviously her skills weren’t that honed,” the attorney added.

“[Lohan asked to be left alone but] other individuals became very aggressive. Lindsay Lohan did not commit any crime, she did not assault anyone, all she did is verbally request her privacy,” Heller continued.

He stressed that his client would only appear in court if an accusatory document was filed, which has not been the case yet as the DA is still investigating the brawl.

In her defense, Lohan did say shortly after the arrest that she was being set up again, because she had never touched the woman who told police she had been punched.

The supposed victim never sought medical attention after the incident, which could help Lindsay in her case.

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