Lindsay Lohan bud, files lawsuit against websites
The DJ Samantha Ronson,
BFF of Lindsay Lohan, has filed lawsuit against celebrity gossip
somewhat known DJ Samantha Ronson has filed a $20 million libel
lawsuit against the people behind two gossipy celebrity Web
sites - perezhilton.com and celebritybabylon.com.
According to the court papers, the lawsuit is accusing the
people behind the websites for reporting that Samantha Ronson
was the owner of the drugs found in Lindsay Lohan's car, and
that Ronson was getting money from reporters in exchange for
updated info on Lindsay's whereabouts.
Named in the suite are Mario Lavandeira,
who runs perezhilton.com under the same name, and Jill Ishkanian
who runs the celebritybabylon.com site. In court papers,
attorneys for Ronson say that both sites' proprietors knew that
the items they were posting about Ronson were false, but
published them with "actual malice." Mario Lavandeira denied he
had done anything wrong and wrote to ABC News: "I think my
inclusion in the lawsuit against Sunset News & Photos has no
merit and was just done for publicity-seeking purposes."
Lindsay Lohan meanwhile has enough
trouble of her own with the Internets. The website celebslam.com
has been getting enough traffic to crash a few times, after they
announced that the website has intentions of publishing naked
pictures of Lindsay Lohan, which they have acquired through a
"friend". No pictures have been posted yet and it could just
turn out to be a publicity stunt.
At least Lindsay Lohan is taking the
right steps toward sobriety - she is now wearing an
alcohol-monitoring ankle bracelet. Lohan enrolled in the program
voluntary to show that she is really serious about staying
sober. Lindsay recently completed a 45-day in-patient rehab
program, which she entered a day after she crashed her Mercedes,
and some drugs were found in the car. The same drugs Samantha
Ronson is now suing the celebrity gossip websites about.
Published on 07/17/2007