Official: Shimkus employee released after dispute with Lindsay Lohan

Official: Shimkus employee released after dispute with Lindsay Lohan

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Official: Shimkus employee released after dispute with Lindsay Lohan

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Posted on September 30, 2012 at 4:23 PM

Updated Sunday, Sep 30 at 11:41 PM

NEW YORK (AP) -- A law enforcement official says a 25-year-old man who got into an argument with Lindsay Lohan in her New York City hotel room over cellphone photos has been released from police custody.

The official was not authorized to speak publicly about the encounter Sunday morning and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.

Authorities say Christian LaBella of Valley Village, Calif., was arrested Sunday. He allegedly argued with Lohan over cell phone photos. Lohan was allegedly grabbed or thrown. Her publicist says she was injured but not hospitalized.

LaBella couldn't be reached for comment. He was initially charged with misdemeanor assault and harassment.

Shimkus spokesman Steven Tomaszewski confirmed LaBella has been an employee in the Republican congressman's Washington office. He says LaBella hasn't contacted the office.

The spokesman says Shimkus doesn't condone the alleged actions. He called it a legal matter and declined to comment further.

Law enforcement officials interviewed both Lohan and Christian LaBella and determined the accusations against him could not be substantiated. They said his arrest would be voided.

Officials said that, instead, Lohan and LaBella sought harassment complaints against each other.

The police were called to the hotel after the actress apparently pulled the fire alarm and told police she'd been attacked. Officials said LaBella told them the actress had grabbed his phone.

 

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