(NEW YORK) — Lindsay Lohan did not show up in court Monday for a hearing involving her altercation at a New York City nightclub in November in which she allegedly punched a Palm Beach psychic, and Lohan’s lawyer doubts that the case against her will proceed.
Attorney Mark Jay Heller told reporters that Lohan will only appear in court when there is an accusatory document, which has not yet been filed. He signed required paperwork on her behalf Monday.
The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office said the investigation into the case is continuing.
Lohan was arrested on a charge of misdemeanor assault on Nov. 29 after allegedly punching Tiffany Ava Mitchell at a brawl at the Manhattan nightclub Avenue. Mitchell did not seek out medical attention. At the time of Lohan’s arrest, her attorney said the 26-year-old Liz & Dick actress was “a victim of someone trying to capture their 15 minutes of fame.”
Mitchell’s husband Wayne Stevens spoke to ABC News after the incident and said he didn’t know what caused the fight. “I don’t even know why [Lohan] 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.”
That same day, Lohan was charged with three additional misdemeanors for lying to Santa Monica, Calif., police about a June car crash on the Pacific Coast Highway. Because of that, in December, a California judge revoked Lohan’s informal probation stemming from a 2011 necklace theft case. Lohan is due back in court for a probation violation hearing on Jan. 15.
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