By Jen Heger – Radar Assistant Managing Editor
The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office has decided not to file charges against Lindsay Lohan for an alleged hit and run she was accused of carrying out recently, RadarOnline.com is reporting.
As previously reported Lohan, 25, was driving away from the Sayers Club in Hollywood almost a month ago in her new black Porsche when she says she was blocked by a horde of paparazzi and club patrons from the nearby Hookah Lounge. As Lindsay was trying to make a U-turn among the crowd at the late night hotspot, she allegedly hit the venue’s manager, Thaer Kamal, and his car, before speeding off.
According the the Los Angeles County District Attorney Charge Evaluation Worksheet, Kamal had credibility issues and changed his story. The document states: “The manager of the Hookah Lounge calls 911 and reports that he and his car were struck in the parking lot. He says he has the suspect’s plate number. When LAPD responds to the location the victim states that his car received no damage. He said that the suspect’s vehicle had rubbed along his right leg but he was uninjured and he did not want the police involved. Kamal refused the offer of an ambulance.”
There were two subsequent interviews with Kamal after the alleged incident, including one at his house in which he told detectives that his leg was injured and that he had gone to the hospital, but refused to turn over his medical records from that visit. Furthermore, surveillance video from that night doesn’t show any collision between any vehicle or person.
“There is no direct evidence to show Lindsay Lohan or anyone else struck victim Kamal. Victim Kamal changed story and lack of cooperation with law enforcement make him a non-credible witness. The fact that no collision is seen on the video and a lack of damage to any vehicle or any independent witnesses make it impossible to prove this case beyond a reasonable doubt,” the document states.
However, Lohan is still under investigation for allegedly assaulting Marisa Dugas at a club at The Standard Hotel. Detectives are wrapping up the investigation, and sources connected to the case tell RadarOnline.com that there is enough “compelling evidence” to charge the embattled actress.
“There is enough compelling evidence to charge Lindsay with assault as investigators have three very solid and credible witnesses, including the alleged victim,” a source close to the situation told RadarOnline.com.
“Investigators wanted to talk to Lindsay but she wasn’t made available for an interview, which she was under no obligation to do. Lindsay’s attorney has been in contact with detectives so it’s not like her camp isn’t taking this seriously, they absolutely are. Her advisers just don’t think it’s in Lindsay’s best interest to be interviewed regarding this investigation. Lindsay remains on informal probation for her necklace theft case, and if she is charged, it’s extremely likely that she will be sent back to jail.”
Further bolstering the case against Lohan, the source says, is the fact that Dugas has absolutely no plans to sue the actress over the alleged assault, but only wants an apology. “My client, Marisa Dugas just wants Lindsay Lohan to publicly apologize to her for the assault, and be held responsible for her actions. I can definitively tell you that Marisa has absolutely no plans to sue Lindsay Lohan. Lindsay should be treated just like everyone else and not get any special treatment because she is a celebrity. Lindsay Lohan needs to stop lying about where she really was that night and grow up,” Mark Haushalter, Dugas’ attorney previously told RadarOnline.com.
Meanwhile, sources close to Kamal tell RadarOnline.com that he is considering taking further action: “Thaer is considering whether or not he will file a lawsuit against Lindsay.”
A spokesperson for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office says that the assault investigation hasn’t been turned over to their office yet.