Tiffany Ava Mitchell, the woman who police say was punched in the face by Lindsay Lohan, reportedly sparked the melee by flirting with Lindsay’s love interest, drawing a racist slur from the actress.
Lohan was arrested after the early morning incident, which took place inside of a Manhattan nightclub. TMZ has reported that the fight was sparked when Lindsay’s love interst, Max from the boy band The Wanted, grew upset at how drunk Lohan was and started flirting with Tiffany Ava Mitchell instead.
Lohan had just come from the Justin Bieber concert, where The Wanted was the opening act. She had reportedly spent a few days scoping out Max, who was seen kissing other female fans in New York before the concert. Lohan tried to get backstage to see him, but was blocked and met up with him later at the club.
As the night went on and Lindsay grew more drunk, Max decided he would turn his attention elsewhere — to Tiffany Ava Mitchell.
It was there that things took a turn for the weird. Mitchell, a psychic who moved to New York from Palm Beach, Fla. where she owned Ava’s Psychic Visions, offered to give Lohan a free reading in the club’s VIP area. As The Huffington Post noted, Mitchell’s psychic premonitions kicked in when she saw Lohan at the club, but Lindsay turned her away and asked for space.
Tiffany Ava Mitchell alleges that Lohan then called her a “f—ing gypsy,” sending Mitchell’s friends into an angry frenzy. Tensions escalated and Lohan ended up punching the psychic in the face.
“We are not Gypsies. That has nothing to do with our religion … it was a racist comment,” Mitchell’s husband, Wayne Stevens, told TMZ. “Just because your career went down the drain and your new movie sucks, you can’t go around beating people up.”
As the fight started, Max reportedly moved clear of the entire mess and found a new woman who be brought home at the end of the night.
As Hollywood Life reported, Max made reference to the crazy night and the fight between Lindsay Lohan and Tiffany Ava Mitchell, tweeting: “Eventful night!!!”