ABC News Reports:
Actress Lindsay Lohan was allegedly assaulted early this morning by a man she had invited back to her room at a posh New York City hotel, police said.
The 26-year-old actress told police she met Christian LaBella, 25, at celeb hot spot 1 Oak and invited him, along with three of her friends, back to her room at the W Hotel in Union Square early Sunday morning.
Once in the room, Lohan told police she found pictures of herself on LaBella’s phone and confronted him. LaBella allegedly threw her on a bed when she did not hand over his phone, leaving her with scratches, police said.
According to police, Lohan then ran out and down several flights of stairs where she was again confronted by LaBella, who she said tried to choke her from behind.
At this point, she told police, she pulled the hotel fire alarm disabling the elevators and summoning police to the scene, police said.
Anticipating LaBella was in the stairwells, officers covered all of the hotel’s exits until he was apprehended as he was attempting to leave, police said. He was identified by Lohan and a friend.
LaBella, of Valley Village, Calif., was charged with two misdemeanor counts of third-degree assault and two counts of harassment.
It wasn’t clear whether the 25-year-old had hired an attorney or how he intends to plea.
A representative for the actress said she was “fully cooperating with the investigation.”
Two days ago, the actress spoke out against violence on Twitter.
“Don’t be afraid to speak to someone about verbal, sexual, or any kind of physical abuse. It’s your life & you are in control of your destiny” she tweeted.