New York — Lindsay Lohan’s lawyer is claiming that the actress was not drinking or using drugs when she was arrested in New York this week.
The 26-year-old was taken into police custody early Thursday after an altercation at a Manhattan nightclub.
“I can tell you when I was with her this morning; she was in great condition,” attorney Mark Heller said. “She was certainly not intoxicated, certainly not under the influence of drugs. She was clear [and] lucid, her eyes were clear. No alcohol involvement whatsoever on this occasion.”
Heller admitted, however, that he didn’t ask Lohan if she had been drinking or doing drugs at any point before she was accused of punching Tiffany Eve Mitchell, a fellow clubgoer, in the face.
“It wasn’t even brought up,” Heller said. “She was perfectly appropriate. And the police made note of that.”
Lindsay Lohan is scheduled for arraignment January 7.
Mitchell has not wanted to leave her house since the incident, according to her husband, Wayne Stevens.
He said he also didn’t know why Lohan attacked his wife. He said tensions “just escalated because someone else had a brawl.” He said Lohan pushed Mitchell pretty hard, and they didn’t know why or who had done it. Five minutes later, Lohan came back and punched Mitchell in the face.
Apparently Mitchell is a professional psychic who moved to New York from Palm Beach. She had a premonition about Lohan and offered her a free reading in the nightclub, but the actress told her, “Give me my space.” Mitchell alleges that Lohan called her a “f***ing gypsy.”
Why she didn’t the punch coming is anyone’s guess.
Stevens told TMZ, “We are not Gypsies. That has nothing to do with our religion … it was a racist comment.”