9:59am PT by Eriq Gardner
Pitbull Tests Lindsay Lohan's Questionable New York Residency Claim in Her Lawsuit
Is Lindsay Lohan really claiming to be living in New York when for the next few months, she'll be working at a morgue in California to complete community service and avoid a jail cell? Yes, and the lawyer for rapper Pitbull is pointing out exactly how ridiculous that is.
Lohan is currently suing Putbull for rapping about her. The lyric that set off a lawsuit went like this: “Hustlers move aside, so I'm tiptoein’, to keep flowin’ / I got it locked up like Lindsay Lohan.”
Many folks have noted the absurdity that Lohan would test the First Amendment by claiming Pitbull's words caused her "tremendous emotional distress" and were "destined to do irreparable harm" to her image as "a professional actor of good repute."
The silver prize in silliness has to be that Lohan filed the lawsuit in Nassau County, New York, claiming to be a resident there in her mother's home.
In an effort to get the case transferred from county court to a federal one, Pitbull's lawyers have filed a notice of removal that talks about how Lohan made a sworn declaration that "falsely attested" to her residence.
As proof, it's pointed out that Lohan has a California driver's license, leases a home in Venice Beach, and that "given her frequent legal troubles, Ms. Lohan possesses irrevocable ties to California that are likely to keep her there for the foreseeable future."
But it doesn't stop there.
Pitbull's lawyers also direct attention to the fact that Lohan provided a sworn affidavit of her California residency in a lawsuit involving allegations of a stolen spray tan formula, and last year, a judge ruled in Lohan's lawsuit against eTrade over its "milkaholic" baby commercial that she had not proven residence in Nassau County and ordered a change in venue.
Maybe on further reflection, saying one has "got it locked up like Lindsay Lohan" means the power of being slippery, or a stubborn refusal to be pinned down to any location.
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