Lindsay Lohan calls alleged hit-and-run incident 'a complete lie'
Lindsay Lohan said Wednesday that allegations she'd been involved in a hit-and-run in the wee hours were, at the very least, overblown.
"Scrape? This is all a complete lie," Lohan wrote in an extended Twitter post. "I've been at community service. Last night, I attempted to wish a friend happy birthday, which I didn't even get to do because I was freaked out by all of the paparazzi. These false accusations are absurd."
Lohan was trying to avoid paparazzi in Hollywood and was negotiating a U-turn when she "brushed" a man's leg, Officer Norma Eisenman told L.A. Now. Witnesses reported that Lohan was behind the wheel and that she drove away, police said, but Eisenman said Lohan was not contacted.
The man, reportedly a manager at the nearby Hookah Lounge, allegedly told paparazzi and police at the scene that he didn't need medical attention, according to TMZ, whose unnamed sources said he went to an emergency room hours later and was considering pressing charges.
No hit-and-run investigation was opened by law enforcement who went to the scene. Lohan's rep told Gossip Cop that Lilo didn't even get out of her car when she got to the Sayers Club because there were so many photogs that she decided to drive away.
"At no point was there ever any indication that her car hit anyone or anything," the rep added.
Early reports implied that Lohan had been inside the establishment. The Sayers Club has the actress' back on that.
"Contrary to reports surfacing, Lindsay Lohan was not at the Sayers Club Tuesday evening or Wednesday early a.m.," said a rep for the venue, located on Wilcox Avenue near the 6500 block of Hollywood Boulevard, where the incident allegedly occurred shortly before 1 a.m. Wednesday. The Hookah Lounge is on the boulevard.
Photo: Lindsay Lohan outside court on Feb. 22. Credit: Michael Nelson / European Pressphoto Agency