Mon Oct 1, 2012, 11:37 AM
trailmonkee (2,605 posts)
Charges Dropped Against Lindsay Lohan's Alleged Attacker (Who Is A Republican House Staffer)
Apparently Lohan met LaBella—who happens to be a current or former staffer of Republican Congressman John Shimkus of Illinois—at a Meatpacking District club. The Post reports:
At around 3 a.m. yesterday, Lohan and several pals hit the 1Oak club on West 17th Street, where Christian LaBella, 25, a hunky low-level aide to Republican Illinois Rep. John Shimkus, sidled up to one of her lackeys to get close to the star, sources said.
After about an hour, the group left for Lohan’s suite on the 15th floor of the W Hotel on Park Avenue South near Union Square.
They partied there until 5:45 a.m. when Lohan, 26, started playing around with LaBella’s phone and found pictures and videos of her he’d taken that night, the sources said.
Lohan apparently freaked out and demanded he erase them—she allegedly told authorities that he fought with her, throwing her on the bed. She supposedly ran into a bathroom to flee him, and then ran into the hallway where LaBella allegedly attacked her. A friend of hers got him off and then Lohan "yanked on a fire alarm and called 911. LaBella, unable to use an elevator because they had all been disabled when the alarm went off, was stopped by cops in the stairwell."
While LaBella was taken to a stationhouse, the charges were dropped because police couldn't find any visible signs of the alleged assault on Lohan. Instead, Lohan and LaBella filed cross harassment complaints. Lohan's representative said the lack of charges was "outrageous." And Shimkus's office said of LaBella, who posts images of himself with famous people (like the Kardashians), “Obviously, the congressman does not condone his actions."
Lohan's mother Dina told the Daily News, "She’s very shaken up. Thank God he didn’t have a weapon." And her father said ominously, "Wait till I get this guy."
Read more: http://gothamist.com/2012/10/01/charges_dropped_against_lindsay_loh.php
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Mon Oct 1, 2012, 12:11 PM
rfranklin (13,200 posts)
2. The Meatpacking District was famous neighborhood for meat distribution at day, gay sex at night
In the 1980s, as the industrial activities in the area continued their downturn, it became known as a center for drug dealing and prostitution, particularly involving transsexuals. Concurrent with the rise in illicit sexual activity, the sparsely populated industrial area became the focus of the city's burgeoning BDSM subculture; over a dozen sex clubs – including such notable ones as The Anvil, The Manhole, the Mineshaft, and the heterosexual-friendly Hellfire Club – flourished in the area. A preponderance of these establishments were under the direct control of the Mafia or subject to NYPD protection rackets. In 1985, The Mineshaft was forcibly shuttered by the city at the height of AIDS preventionism.
Beginning in the late 1990s, the Meatpacking District went through a transformation. High-end boutiques catering to young professionals and hipsters opened, including Diane von Furstenberg, Christian Louboutin, Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney, Rubin Chapelle, Theory, Ed Hardy, Puma, Moschino, ADAM by Adam Lippes, and the Apple Store; restaurants such as Pastis and 5 Ninth ; and nightclubs such as Tenjune. In 2004, New York magazine called the Meatpacking District "New York’s most fashionable neighborhood".