Just a day after reports claimed that the FBI is investigating Lindsay Lohan’s stalker, news has emerged that the wild child is facing yet more trouble at her rehab center.
Lohan now finds herself in the midst of a criminal battery case after it was alleged that she had an altercation with a member of staff at the Betty Ford Center after she returned to her living quarters ten minutes after curfew.
The 24-year-old is now under investigation by the Palm Desert Police Department, and is being accused of “hand to hand battery” against the as yet unnamed female staff member.
The child star has countered the accusations saying that the staff member put her hands on her, and was over zealous in shouting unfairly at her for breaking the curfew and says that her actions were only in retaliation to the threat posed by the woman. The argument escalated with Lohan apparently telling the woman to, “Take your hands off of me” before trying to push her away.
The staff member apparently wants Lohan to face prosecution for charges of battery, and once the investigation is concluded, prosecutors will review the evidence and decide whether to press charges.
Lohan is still on probation after her arrest in 2007, and could face a six month jail sentence if she is found to be guilty.