Lindsay Lohan Sued Over Car Chase
Posted on Wed Oct 22, 2008 07:46 AM PDT

Lindsay Lohan LindsaySued200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Three men who say they were trapped inside an SUV that Lindsay Lohan commandeered last summer are suing the actress, according to the Associated Press.

The allegations include battery, false imprisonment, and negligence after she got behind the wheel of the SUV belonging to one of the men to pursue her recently fired assistant.

The chase ended with a 9-1-1 call to police and the arrest of Lohan for suspicion of driving under the influence. Lohan pleaded guilty to two counts of being under the influence of cocaine. After a brief jail stay, Lohan entered rehab in Colorado.

Ed McPherson, Lohan's attorney, called the lawsuit "absurd."

He questioned why the men waited so long to file the suit and alleges the men were enjoying themselves during the alleged incident. "It just doesn't make sense," the attorney said. "They had ample opportunity to get out of the car."

"It's three guys who want to get a lot of headlines," he said, "and want to make some money."

An attorney for the men said they had hoped to avoid a lawsuit but were unable to reach a settlement with the actress. The suit seeks more than $25,000 in damages.