NEW YORK (PIX11) – Lindsay Lohan skipped a Manhattan court appearance Monday over a nightclub tussle with a palm reader, though her lawyer said the fortune teller ironically predicted 2013 would be the troubled starlet’s “lucky year.”
Lohan’s attorney, Mark Heller, was on hand where he signed some paperwork in the case in which Lohan is accused of attacking the 28-year-old female patron at a Chelsea nightclub in November.
“Lindsay is relieved today and believes she will be exonerated,” said Heller outside Manhattan Criminal Court, adding: “Ironically, the fortune teller said 2013 would be a lucky year for Lindsay. She is a beautiful girl with a lot of talent and just needs to catch a break.”
The lawyer said the legal proceedings Monday did not require Lohan to appear in person, as she has not been formerly charged by the DA’s office. The DA continues to investigate, and Heller predicted prosecutors may not move forward with the case.
Heller insisted that while there was a verbal interaction that night at the club with the fortune teller, it did not escalate to a physical altercation.
Lohan, 26, was arrested and charged in November 2012 with misdemeanor assault after allegedly punching Tiffany Mitchell at Avenue Lounge in Chelsea. Mitchell has since hired power attorney Gloria Allred.
The is the latest legal trouble for Lohan, who has been in and out of court 19 times and to five rehabilitation facilities since 2007.
Monday’s no-show court appearance comes a little more than a week before Lohan is expected to appear at a probation violation hearing in California on Jan. 15. That probation stems from a 2011 conviction on charges she stole a necklace.
Lohan violated that probation when the city attorney in Santa Monica filed four charges against her in November 2012, in connection with a car crash last summer.