Lindsay Lohan claims she was assaulted in a hotel

Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan claims she was assaulted in a hotel in New York.

Her publicist, Steve Honig, told Newsbeat she was injured but not taken to hospital.

"Lindsay was assaulted early this morning in a New York hotel," he said.

"The assailant was arrested and is currently in police custody.

"Lindsay has spoken with police and is fully cooperating with the investigation."

Police in New York refused to confirm that Lindsay was the victim of an assault.

They have since released the man they arrested after the charges against him could not be substantiated.

Reports from America say the 26-year-old actress got into an argument over photos on her phone.

In September Lindsay Lohan was accused of clipping a pedestrian with her car outside a nightclub and driving away.

She was given a ticket and is scheduled to appear in court later this month.