Barron Hilton, little brother of Paris Hilton, was violently assaulted at a party he attended at Lindsay Lohan's house last week. Reports indicate that party-goers were indulging in cocaine and an abundance of alcohol during the party. Nothing indicates that the drugs or alcohol were a direct contributing factor to the assault, but they are reported to have been a staple at the mansion party. Lohan's friend, Ray LeMoine, has admitted to assaulting Hilton during the party in Miami last week. Paris has allegedly claimed that she will seek vengeance against bot Lindsay Lohan and Michael Lohan for the brutal assault on her brother.
Photos of Hilton's injuries were posted to Barron's Instagram account showing swelling and cuts on his face as a result of the assault. Lindsay and Michael Lohan have both denied having anything to do with the assault. However, reports indicate that Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton have had a long-standing rivalry over public comments made about Lohan a number of years ago.
An ambulance was called to transport Hilton to a hospital in Miami where sources indicated that his injuries were severe. Hilton turned down the ambulance and, instead, was taken to the hospital in a private vehicle to have his injuries addressed. Hilton told officers that Lindsay approached him at the party with LeMoine at her side. After Lohan screamed at Hilton, LeMoine began to assault him while Lohan laughed. Cops were called to the scene immediately thereafter but did not apprehend LeMoine at that time.
While Michael Lohan claims that Lindsay left the mansion before the incident took place, there is allegedly video of Barron Hilton face-to-face with Lindsay in the driveway of the house just moments after the assault happened. Law enforcement believe they have enough evidence to charge LeMoine with the assault and that an arrest is imminent. Hilton is reportedly seeking both criminal and civil charges and intends to sue Lindsay for her part in the assault.
Assault and battery charges are likely just around the corner in the Lohan vs. Hilton incident. Assault, in Nevada, is defined as "unlawfully attempting to use physical force against another person or intentionally placing another person in reasonable apprehension of immediate bodily harm." Assault and battery are separate charges with battery being defined by the NRS as the "willful and unlawful use of force or violence upon the person of another." Both violent crimes carry hefty fines and a number of years in prison.
Depending on the circumstances of the charges, assault and battery could be charged as misdemeanors or a felonies. Therefore, if you or someone you know has been charged with assault or battery, having an experienced legal team fighting for your rights may make all the difference in the outcome of your case. Contact the former prosecutors at Brown Law Offices to set up a free consultation to discuss your charges and begin developing a sound defense strategy. Call us 24/7 at (702) 405-0505.