Lindsay Lohan was charged Thursday with crimes in New York and Los Angeles, marking her latest setbacks as she tries to revive her career and avoid a return to jail.
Prosecutors in Santa Monica charged Lohan with three misdemeanors related to a June accident. Hours earlier, the actress was arrested and charged with third-degree assault, also a misdemeanor, after a woman was punched in a New York City nightclub.
The California charges came about six months after Lohan’s Porsche crashed into the back of a dump truck. She told police her assistant was driving, but detectives now believe the actress was behind the wheel as she headed to a movie set.
In that case, Lohan, 26, was charged with lying to police, reckless driving and obstructing a police officer from performing duties.
Lohan’s California attorney, Shawn Holley, said she could not comment on the crash-related charges.
In New York, her attorney Mark Heller said he expects the assault charge to be dismissed.
“Once again, Lindsay Lohan is a victim of someone trying to capture their 15 minutes of fame,” Heller wrote in a statement. “From my initial investigation, I am completely confident that this case will be concluded favorably and that Lindsay will be totally exonerated.”
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