(NEW YORK) — Lindsay Lohan’s legal team believes the 26-year-old actress “will be totally exonerated” after she was charged with misdemeanor assault Thursday. Attorney Mark Heller also told ABC News that Lohan is “a victim of someone trying to capture their 15 minutes of fame.”
Lohan hasn’t been seen in public since leaving New York City’s 10th precinct Thursday morning, and hasn’t commented on the four misdemeanors she racked up Thursday. But the husband of the woman Lohan allegedly punched, Tiffany Ava Mitchell, spoke to ABC News about his “aggravated” fight and the drunken bar brawl that he can’t make sense of.
“We don’t even want to leave the house at this moment,” Mitchell’s husband, Wayne Stevens, told ABC News through the intercom of his New York apartment Thursday.
“She’s all swollen,” he said of his wife, who runs a chain of psychic reading salons in Florida. “Her cheek is swollen. … She’s pretty aggravated.”
Stevens said there didn’t seem to be any logic behind Lohan’s alleged swipe at his 28-year-old wife. “It kind of just escalated because someone else had a brawl,” he said. During the fight, he said Lohan “went and pushed my wife pretty hard.”
“I don’t even know why she pushed her,” he said. “And we didn’t realize who it even was. Five minutes later, she comes around and tells my wife, ‘If I need space,’ and then she just punched her.”
“She got drunk and crazy,” he added. “That’s the best I can say.”
Stevens said Mitchell does not plan to see a doctor. They were at New York’s 10th Thursday morning, where she did not require medical attention.
The bar brawl isn’t Lohan’s only problem. On Thursday, she was also charged with three misdemeanors for lying to Santa Monica, Calif., police about a June car crash on the Pacific Coast Highway.
The charges revolve around whether Lohan was driving the Porsche that got mangled during the accident, or if she was in the passenger seat at the time of the crash. Lohan initially said she was a passenger; police found evidence she was the driver.
More importantly, the Santa Monica charges may be enough for a judge to revoke Lohan’s probation in connection with a conviction for stealing a $2,500 necklace in 2011.
Lohan’s assistant, Gavin Doyle, called her out on Twitter after Wednesday night’s fight. Thursday afternoon, he tweeted, “@lindsaylohan after bailing you out last night I HOPE and PRAY you get the help you so desperately need. We are ALL rooting for you. xxx”
In another tweet, he wrote, “Life is NOT a movie it’s a reality that needs to be faced.”
Doyle was also with Lohan when she crashed her car on the Pacific Coast Highway in June.
It’s been a tough week for Lohan. Her latest attempt at a comeback, the Lifetime movie Liz & Dick, premiered Sunday to a not overwhelming audience of 3.5 million viewers. Critics almost universally panned the Elizabeth Taylor biopic.
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Sandra Gonzalez, CNN
Brett Crandall, BYU-Idaho Communications