Lindsay Lohan accused of hitting woman in 4am nightclub row

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Actress Lindsay Lohan was arrested early yesterday after police say she hit a woman during an argument at a New York nightclub.

She was arrested at 4am and charged with third-degree assault, say police.

The star reportedly got into the argument with another woman at Club Avenue in the Chelsea area of Manhattan and then struck the woman in face with her hand. The victim did not require medical attention.

The actress has had frequent brushes with police. She was involved in a police investigation in September after she alleged a man had assaulted her in a New York hotel, but charges against the man were later dropped.

Also in September, the actress was accused of clipping a man with her car outside another Manhattan nightclub, but prosecutors chose not to move ahead with charges.

In October, police were called to her childhood home on Long Island after a report of fight between her and her mother. An investigation revealed “no criminality”.

Lohan was also involved in a car accident in California this summer that led to her and an assistant being taken to a hospital, but did not result in serious injuries. The accident remains under investigation.

In May, she was cleared of allegations that she struck a Hollywood nightclub manager with her car.

Lohan remains on informal probation for taking a necklace from a jewellery store without permission last year.

Her latest film, Liz & Dick, in which she portrays Elizabeth Taylor, premiered on the US cable channel Lifetime on Sunday.