Lindsay Lohan Wasn't Drunk or High During Fight, Lawyer Claims

The starlet's attorney says his client is innocent and he's hoping to get the charges dropped before the New Year

Rumors are flying that Lindsay Lohan was drunk and taking drugs when she decided to punch a fellow clubgoer in the face on Wednesday night. But her attorney insists that's just not true.

"I can tell you when I was with her this morning, she was in great condition," attorney Mark Heller told E! News of his client, who was arrested and charged with assault after the incident. "She was certainly not intoxicated, certainly not under the influence of drugs. She was clear [and] lucid, her eyes were clear. No alcohol involvement whatsoever on this occasion."   

Heller, however, also admitted that he didn't directly ask his 26-year-old client whether she was intoxicated.

"It wasn't even brought up," he said. "She was perfectly appropriate. And the police made note of that."

It's certainly been a terrible week for Lohan. Not only was she arrested in New York City, but she was skewered by critics and audiences alike for her performance as Elizabeth Taylor in Liz & Dick -- and she's now being charged with an unrelated misdemeanor for lying to police about her accident in Santa Monica last summer. 

The embattled actress, who has been in rehab no less than five times in her 20s, is set to face formal charges at an arraignment on Jan. 7, but her attorney says he'll prove her innocence before the New Year.

"We are going to be working very earnestly to establish that no charges should even be lodged," he said. "[The police] have already made arrangements to get the video from the…club, which hopefully will reveal some exonerating information. After that, they could just walk away from the case and decline to even prosecute."

As for how Lohan spent most of her day after getting arrested, Heller said: "She's sleeping. She was up all night long and went through a very rough ordeal."  

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