In case you’ve been living under a rock and haven’t heard yet, Lindsay Lohan was hospitalized (and subsequently released) yesterday after the Porsche she was driving collided with an 18-wheeler near Santa Monica. Lohan’s car was heavily damaged, but luckily she escaped serious injury. Not-so-luckily, however, she’s now being accused by the driver of the truck she hit of attempting to buy his silence.
TMZ is out with a report today, including a firsthand video account from James, who was driving the 18-wheeler Lohan hit, that states the perma-troubled starlet attempted to flee the scene following the accident. When Lohan was stopped by James, her people offered to pay him off in exchange for his silence, he says.
But wait, there’s more! Here are the juiciest details from TMZ’s report:
James tells TMZ after the accident, he called 911 as Lindsay and her male assistant got out of the Porsche and into the Escalade. James says the assistant picked up a pink bag, "filled it up with something" and then put clothes on top of it.
James claims the driver of the Escalade was trying to keep him away from the SUV. James says he wanted to exchange info with Lindsay (whom he did not recognize) but it was apparent to him she was about to flee the scene.
James says the Escalade driver offered him money, saying they could "go to the bank" and withdraw some cash.
James says the Escalade driver and Lindsay’s assistant put on a full court press: "Him and the guy took me across the street and told me this was some kind of famous person and they didn’t want to be in the media. But I’d already called 911 because they were trying to get away from the scene. But they packed a bag and then the limousine driver told me, ‘Don’t mention the bag to the cops.’"
So, do you buy James’ story? Will you defend Lohan’s honor? Do you know what was in that elusive pink bag? Dish!