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Man Arrested Over Lohan 'Assault' Is Released
A man who was arrested on suspicion of assaulting Lindsay Lohan has been released without charge.
Christian LaBella, 25, was initially held on Sunday after allegedly grabbing the Mean Girls actress in a New York hotel room in an argument over mobile phone images.
But police said he was released hours later and his arrest was voided when the charge could not be substantiated.
Lohan's publicist Steve Honig expressed outrage that the police did not charge Mr LaBella.
"We think it's both distressing and outrageous," he said in a telephone interview. "Lindsay was assaulted and there needs to be a consequence for that."
Mr LaBella was taken into custody at about 6am after an emergency services call came from the W Hotel in Manhattan's Union Square. It is understood that a fire alarm had been pulled by the star.
The pair had met hours earlier at a nightclub, though it was unclear whether they previously knew each other.
They went back to her room, when she noticed photos of her on his phone and grabbed the device, police officials said.
She claimed Mr LaBella grabbed her and threw her, but later he said she had forcefully taken his phone.
The pair are now filing harassment complaints against each other.
It is Lohan's second run-in with police in as many weeks in New York City.
The 26-year-old was accused the previous week of clipping a pedestrian with her car outside a nightclub and driving away.
She was given a ticket and is scheduled to appear in court on October 23.
The actress was also involved in a motoring incident in California this summer that sent her and an assistant to a hospital.
The accident remains under investigation.
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 jewellery store without permission last year.
That means she does not have to check in with a judge or probation officer - but she could face a jail term if she is arrested again.
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