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Lindsay Lohan says in court filing that she was sober before 2005 car crash near Beverly Hills

Lindsay Lohan says in court filing that she was sober before 2005 car crash near Beverly Hills

Lindsay Lohan says she was sober before a 2005 car crash near Beverly Hills.
Lohan is being sued for negligence over the accident in which her Mercedes hit a van and injured the driver, Raymundo Ortega.
Ortega, a busboy, alleges Lohan had been drinking at a restaurant called The Ivy before the crash, even though she was underage at the time. Ortega is seeking at least $200,000 (euro138,908) in damages from the 21-year-old actress and the restaurant.
But in a Dec. 15 declaration, Lohan stated: "I did not consume an alcoholic beverage or any type of medication or drug" either before or during her restaurant visit.
A call to Lohan attorney David J. Ozeran was not immediately returned Wednesday.
Lohan's declaration was filed Friday in Superior Court by attorneys for The Ivy along with other documents, including a declaration by the waiter who served Lohan. The server, Adam Novicki, said Lohan did not order alcohol.
Alonzo Howell, a Los Angeles police officer who was providing security for The Ivy that day, also said he did not see Lohan drinking.
Lohan has countersued Ortega, citing a California Highway Patrol report that said he was at fault for the crash because he made an illegal U-turn.
Lohan served 84 minutes in jail last month after pleading guilty to misdemeanor drunken driving and cocaine charges unrelated to the 2005 crash.


Updated : 2020-12-04 08:17 GMT+08:00