TODAY | November 30, 2012
>>> one of lindsay lohan 's attorneys is denying the actress did anything wrong in the wake of her latest arrest. lohan was taken into custody in new york city early thursday on a charge of assault. and it's not her only trouble this morning. e's jason kennedy has more. jason, good morning.
>> reporter: good morning. lohan was facing third-degree assault charges at avenue nightclub early thursday morning with a woman, and then that was just the beginning because later that day she was formally charged with misdemeanor charges stemming from an auto incomment california earlier this year. lindsay lohan , a coat over her head, was released from police custody in new york thursday morning.
>> smile, lindsay.
>> reporter: lohan was arrested and charged with misdemeanor assault after an alleged altercation with a 27-year-old woman inside a lounge called avenue. a spokesperson for the nypd confirmed to nbc news that officers responded to a dispute inside avenue at 4:00 a.m . thursday. lohan was arrested and charged with assault. video obtained by tmz shows lindsay lohan with police near a black suv shortly after the alleged incident. tmz reports lohan , after telling a woman to give her some space or words to that effect, allegedly punched the woman, according to wnbc in new york, the other woman involved was not arrested or injured. a statement issued by lohan 's attorney reads once again lindsay lohan is a victim of someone trying to capture their 15 minutes of fame . from my initial investigation, i am completely confident that this case will be concluded favorably and that lindsay will be totally exonerated. legal experts say as a celebrity lohan may be held to a higher standard.
>> she's aware of what her fame can and can't do, and that's something she needs to be responsible for, and any judge is going to hold you more liable than another person for being in an altercation because you should know better because you should know that you're a target.
>> what's your comment, lindsday. talk to us, please
>> reporter: incident is the latest are a string of run-ins with the law and she faces an automatic very muchcation of her probation from removing a necklace from a jewelry store last year because of new charges against her. on thursday lohan was charged with lying to police about whether she was behind the wheel in a california traffic accident involving her porsche back on june 8.
>> this adds to her legal woes, her money problems. the girl takes two steps forward and three steps back.
>> the judge will look at the reckless driving and the lying to police but given the fact that the judge had warned her before all of this happened and said stay out of the clubs and focus on her career and didn't, i think it will be a very serious matter for this judge.
>> reporter: this after a rough week in lohan 's acting career.
>> is that what you thought?
>> reporter: she was widely panned for her role as elizabeth taylor in lifetime's "liz and dick" which premiered monday.
>> this was a make or break point. lifetime to be gambling on her, insured her, got horrible reviews this. will absolutely impact future roles for her.
>> reporter: now lohan is set to face formal charges here in knowledge on january 2nd , but her attorney maintains he'll be able to prove her innocence before that. willie?
>> jason kennedy , thanks.