(LOS ANGELES) — Lindsay Lohan does not think that she has a drinking problem, and says she doesn’t need to attend rehab, citing the fact she’s made three movies recently as evidence to the contrary, according to TMZ.com.
This follows a previous TMZ report claiming she is so stressed about a potential probation violation that she is drinking up to two liters of vodka every day. TMZ claims that close friends of the troubled star have been urging her to seek professional help.
Lohan’s latest problems stem from a recent altercation with Tiffany Mitchell at a New York nightclub, resulting in the actress allegedly punching Mitchell in the face. The Liz & Dick star was arrested and booked for third-degree misdemeanor assault and later released.
It’s emerged that Mitchell has retained the services of lawyer Gloria Allred and that, in turn, Lohan has hired a private investigator to dig into Mitchell’s background, according to TMZ. This is in case Mitchell tries to pursue the case in civil court, according to TMZ sources.
Lohan’s associates say the actress believes that Mitchell is the latest in a long line of people lining up to take advantage of and “make a buck off” her.
TMZ also reports that Lohan is telling friends that she did not hit Mitchell and only confronted her because she believed that she and her friends had taken her purse.
Meanwhile, TMZ reported early Monday that Lohan is in huge trouble with Uncle Sam, and that her bank accounts have been seized by the IRS because she owes the government more than $230,000 in taxes.
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Brett Crandall, BYU-Idaho Media Relations
Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews.com
Jeff Peterson, Deseret News