Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Washington (ANI): A Los Angeles Superior Court judge rejected Lindsay Lohan"s plea to quash a part of a law suit stemming from an October 2005 car crash. The complainant Raymundo Ortega, who was involved in the crash, had alleged Lohan of being drunk when she rammed her Mercedes into his van. Ortega has also sued Lohan for 200,000 dollars in damages. Lohan"s attorney Alfred Gerisch filed a brief that said that the accusations were 'nothing but inflammatory statements" and sought to quash 'portions of, if not his entire complaint'.
"The mere presence of this type of allegation in the complaint is an attempt to embarrass [Lohan] with false allegations in order to use it as a battering ram to force a settlement," E! Online quoted Lohan attorney Alfred Gerisch, as stating. After the court hearing on September 11, Gerisch repeated that there is 'no question in this case that she wasn't intoxicated". He added that Lohan, who was trying to escape from photogs, crashed her car into Ortega"s vehicle after the latter made an illegal U turn.
Ortega's lawyer Robert G. Klein claimed that Lohan hid in a boutique after the crash, leaving an unconscious Ortega unattended. "This case is about responsibility, and she's not taking responsibility," Klein said.