Updated: Lindsay Lohan Assaulted Inside Manhattan Hotel: Police


Lindsay Lohan was assaulted in her Manhattan hotel room early Sunday morning by a man she met at a night club, police sources said.
According to law enforcement officials, Lohan told police she got into an argument with a 25-year-old man she brought to her room after meeting him at 1 Oak.
The argument was allegedly over photos the man took of Lohan on his cell phone while they were in her 15th floor room at the W Hotel in the Village with some of Lohan's friends.
Lohan took the man's cell phone from him and then he punched her, police sources said.
During the argument Lohan also told detectives he chocked her.
Police sources say Lohan pulled the fire alarm at the hotel after running from her room.
The suspect is currently at the 13th precinct awaiting charges.


Update from NBC Connecticut
Police have identified the man as Christian LaBella, of California. Lohan told detectives she saw photos of her on LaBella's phone, confronted him about the them and took his phone. LaBella then threw her on the bed causing scratches on her hands, police sources said. Lohan ran out of the room and down the stairs of the hotel, but at some point decided to head back upstairs to her room. When LaBella saw her again, Lohan told police he attacked her, choking her, throwing her to the ground, and climbing on top of her. A friend Lohan's who was with her at the time was able to pull LaBella off her, and Lohan then pulled the fire alarm for help. LaBella took off down the stairs, but police arrived before he was able to leave the hotel and took him into custody.

Update from WNBC
In police paperwork, LaBella listed his employer's work phone as the Washington offices of Rep. John Shimkus, R-Ill. Steven Tomaszewski, a representative for the congressman, said in a statement, "While no one from Congressman Shimkus' office has been contacted by Mr. LaBella following his arrest, he has been an employee in the Congressman's Washington office. Obviously, the Congressman does not condone his actions. As this is a legal matter for Mr. LaBella, the Congressman nor his office will make further comment."

Lindsay Lohan wants attacker prosecuted 

Lindsay Lohan is on the other side of an arrest for a change and she wants to see the guy who allegedly attacked her early this morning prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. According to our sources, Lindsay is telling friends she is still in shock over what went down this morning at her hotel room in New York. We're told she is sticking to the story she told cops -- that the man, Christian LaBella, attacked her after she confronted him for taking pictures of her and her friends. We're told Lindsay feels the guy befriended someone in her group last night with the express purpose of getting to Lindsay. According to our sources, that friend didn't come back to the hotel ... but LaBella tagged along anyway. Our sources says Lindsay saw the guy recording her with his phone and when she grabbed it ... she saw he had taken over 50 photos and videos and had been emailing them to friends. According to our sources, Lindsay is not badly hurt -- no bruises, but a few scratches -- and plans on cooperating with police fully so LaBella can prosecuted for the alleged attack. The grass is always greener when you're not the one being accused of a crime.

NBC New York Update LaBella was initially charged Sunday afternoon with assault and harassment, but after further investigation police dropped the assault charge. LaBella has since filed a harassment complaint against Lohan.