Lindsay Lohan Sued Over L.A. Car Crash
"Mean Girls" actress Lindsay Lohan was sued Wednesday by two people who claim she injured them in a traffic accident last year.
The personal injury suit was filed in Superior Court on behalf of Eddie Pamilton and Ilex Harris. They claim the actress was driving in Studio City on Aug. 3 when she struck Pamilton's vehicle, leaving the pair with continuing "pain, discomfort and physical disability."
The suit seeks unspecified damages and compensation for medical expenses, lost earnings and income.
Lohan, 18, recently released her debut album, "Speak," and has starred in "Parent Trap," "Mean Girls," "Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen" and "Freaky Friday."
The suit is only part of the teen's legal woes. Lohan's father responded Wednesday to his estranged wife's filing of divorce papers, saying he wants half of the 15 percent the movie starlet allegedly gives her mother a figure that could be as much as $6-$7 million a year.
Michael Lohan also said he wants Dina Lohan and other members of her family to undergo drug and alcohol testing and claimed that despite past problems with substance abuse, he is currently clean and sober.
"He is not an alcoholic, he is not a drug addict," attorney Dominic Barbara said at a press conference at his office on Long Island. "He loves his children, he doesn't want to hurt Lindsay in any way."
Barbara, whose high-profile clients have included Joey Buttafuoco and church secretary Jessica Hahn, said he called the press conference after being rebuffed by Dina Lohan's attorneys about a possible divorce settlement.
"I think these people are very foolish not wanting to talk," Barbara said.
He contended his client is entitled to half of the earnings the actress-singer gives to her mother.
Barbara said he also represents Lohan in a number of criminal prosecutions.
He is due in court in Suffolk County next week to answer charges from last summer that he allegedly skipped out on a $3,800 bill for several suites at a posh Long Island hotel. He also was charged with assault in Manhattan for allegedly swearing at a sanitation worker whose truck was blocking his car and punching him in the face.
"I tried to do this amicably," Lohan said at Wednesday's press conference. "I didn't want this to happen."
Dan Klores, a spokesman for Dina Lohan, said, "There's no point in dignifying the desires of a convicted felon who the court has already demanded stay away from his wife and children."