Lindsay Lohan a No-Show at Court Hearing For Assaulting Psychic, Case Gets Delayed
Looks like luck's been a lady to Lindsay Lohan so far this year!
The Liz & Dick actress, 26, was due for a court appearance Monday, Jan. 7, but was noticeably absent from the hearing after prosecutors inexplicably pulled back on the case.
"It may very well be this case does not move forward...ironically a psychic fortune teller has predicted the year 2013 will be an extremely lucky year for Lindsay Lohan," her lawyer Mark Heller told reporters before leaving the courthouse.
Lohan was set to appear in court to face a misdemeanor assault charge for allegedly punching Palm Beach psychic Tiffany Mitchell during an altercation at Avenue nightclub on Nov. 29.
According to Heller, however, the defense team has since drawn up some "very credible evidence and testimony" that would weaken Mitchell's case, including a statement from a witness that Lohan "did absolutely nothing wrong [and] had made no contact with the alleged victim."
This isn't the first time that Heller has taken a jab at Mitchell's job as a fortune teller.
"From my understanding, Lindsay was being approached by a fortune teller who sought to provide a reading to her and she politely said 'I don't want to participate' and declined," Heller told reporters Monday. "You would think if [Mitchell] was a fortune teller, she would have been able to see this happening in advance. But obviously her skills weren't that honed."
The troubled starlet was also hit with a few other charges linked to a car accident in June, including obstruction of an officer, providing false information and reckless driving. As a result, a California judge revoked Lohan's informal probation from her 2011 necklace theft case, and she is due back in the courtroom for a probation violation hearing on Jan. 15.
Lohan will not be required in court for the psychic assault case until formal papers have been filed. Until then, the Manhattan District Attorney's Office ruled that the investigation will be ongoing.