According to our sources, Lindsay is telling friends she is still in shock over what went down this morning at her hotel room in New York. We're told she is sticking to the story she told cops -- that the man, Christian LaBella, attacked her after she confronted him for taking pictures of her and her friends.
We're told Lindsay feels the guy befriended someone in her group last night with the express purpose of getting to Lindsay. According to our sources, that friend didn't come back to the hotel ... but LaBella tagged along anyway.
Our sources says Lindsay saw the guy recording her with his phone and when she grabbed it ... she saw he had taken over 50 photos and videos and had been emailing them to friends.
According to our sources, Lindsay is not badly hurt -- no bruises, but a few scratches -- and plans on cooperating with police fully so LaBella can prosecuted for the alleged attack.
The grass is always greener when you're not the one being accused of a crime.
Christian LaBella, the guy arrested early this morning for allegedly assaulting Lindsay Lohan, has several prior interactions with celebrities ... and he's posted all about it on Facebook page.
LaBella was busted early this morning after he allegedly attacked Lohan following a dispute over a picture he took of the actress on his phone.
LaBella's Facebook page shows a guy who certainly enjoys taking pictures with celebs -- he's got pics with the likes of Kim Kardashian and Kris Jenner (see above) and Joe Francis. He's also posed for pics with politicians Herman Cain and VP candidate Paul Ryan.
LaBella also says on his Facebook page that his aunt is Heather McDonald from the show "Chelsea Lately."
LaBella was arrested following the alleged run-in with Lohan on two misdemeanor counts of assault and two charges of harassment.
Lindsay Lohan called the police early this morning after she claims she was assaulted in her New York City hotel room by a man she had just met ... sources close to LiLO tell TMZ.
According to our sources, Lohan told police she met the man at 1 Oak, a nightclub in Chelsea. Lohan said the two got into an argument later on in her hotel room after Lindsay noticed the man had taken photos of her on his phone.
A few of Lindsay's friends were in the room at the time the photos were taken.
Our sources say Lindsay told police she confronted the man about the pics and he threw her on the bed causing scratches on her hands. We're told Lindsay ran out of the room, but returned later. When she did, Lohan claims the man attacked her, choked her, threw her to the ground, and climbed on top of her.
According to our sources, a friend of hers was able to pull the man off her. Lohan claims she pulled the fire alarm to signal for help and cops were able to arrive in time to arrest the man.
Law enforcement sources in NY tell TMZ the man was idenitifed as Christian LaBella. He was arrested on two misdemeanor counts of assault and two charges of harassment.
Lindsay' rep, Steve Honig, tells TMZ "Lindsay was assaulted early this morning in a New York hotel. While she did sustain some injuries, she was not hospitalized. The assailant was arrested and is currently in police custody. Lindsay has spoken with police and is fully cooperating with the investigation."