Lindsay Lohan Arrested for Assault in New York

Liz & Dick Premiere Lindsay Lohan - P 2012
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Liz & Dick Premiere Lindsay Lohan - P 2012

UPDATED: The "Liz & Dick" star was charged on Thursday morning for hitting woman at a downtown nightclub.

Days after the debut of Liz & Dick on Lifetime, Lindsay Lohan was arrested Thursday in New York City morning for third-degree assault.

The Associated Press reports the actress and tabloid fixture was charged with slapping a woman in the face during a confrontation at Club Avenue, a nightclub in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood. The arrest occurred at 4 a.m.

Adding insult to injury, Lohan was charged later on Thursday in LA for three misdemeanors in relation to her Porsche crash over the summer. Earlier this month, a police probe into the June accident in which her car collided with the back of a dumptruck on Pacific Coast Highway revealed that she had lied when claiming that she was not behind the wheel. One of the charges, according to TMZ, includes giving false information to a police officer.

Lohan remains on informal probation through May 2014 stemming from her theft of a necklace from a Los Angeles boutique in 2011. These latest brushes with the law could be deemed a violation of her parole -- and result in a possible return to jail

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When reached for comment, Lohan's publicist directed The Hollywood Reporter to her lawyer, Shawn Holley, who did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Lohan's manager did not answer a request for comment.

Lohan, 26, has run into trouble in the Big Apple of late. In September, she was accused of clipping a man with her Porsche outside another nightclub -- grainy surveillance video, however, appeared to present evidence to the contrary, and no charges were filed. Soon afterward, she was involved in an altercation with a hanger-on whom she accused of attacking her at an NYC hotel after she requested he remove photos of her from his phone; police dropped charges against the alleged attacker after finding no crime had been committed.

And last month, Lohan's parental drama reignited when a desperate call she made to estranged father Michael after a fight with her mother, Dina, during a post-partying limo ride from New York to Long Island leaked to TMZ. An investigation by police who visited Dina's home said there was "no criminality."

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Meanwhile, Lohan's would-be acting comeback as Elizabeth Taylor in Liz & Dick was met with dismal reviews ahead of the TV movie's Sunday night premiere, which drew 3.5 million viewers. Lohan next will be seen in Bret Easton Ellis' indie film The Canyons and in a cameo opposite Charlie Sheen in Scary Movie 5.

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