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6/14/2007 8:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Lindsay Lohan is being sued by a man who claims she was drunk when she crashed her Mercedes into his van after leaving the famous Ivy restaurant in West Hollywood in 2005. He is suing both Lohan and The Ivy.

Lohan lawsuit
In a lawsuit filed Thursday in Los Angeles County Superior Court and obtained by TMZ, Raymundo Ortega claims Lohan, who was 19 at the time, was dining at The Ivy ... "where she consumed alcohol and became intoxicated" minutes before the wreck. The suit alleges that "The Ivy's conduct of serving alcoholic beverages to Lohan was a factor in causing the injuries to Ortega."

Ortega claims that on the day of the accident, Lohan was "driving recklessly" at 60 MPH to avoid having her picture taken by paparazzi and "looking over her shoulder instead of watching the road." As a result, Ortega is suing both The Ivy and Lohan for damages in excess of $200,000.

In the suit, Ortega accuses Lohan of having a history of "racing and speeding with Mercedes Benz high performance car and as a result received several speeding tickets and has been in several accidents."

Reps for Lohan were not immediately available for comment.

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16.

Dr. M    

THIS IS A NUISANCE SUIT - PLAIN AND SIMPLE

THERE IS NO WAY ORTEGA CAN PROVE ANYTHING -

ORIGINALLY HE ONLY WANTED ABOUT $3,100 OR SO FOR DAMAGES -

DON'T GIVE HIM THE TIME OF DAY NOW -

HELL - COUNTER SUE HIM FOR BRINGING A FRIVOLOUS LAWSUIT

Good Luck Lindsay
and God's speed

Dr. M

MM

2685 days ago
17.

Oh good one you are so tied-down and so miserable    

Ment, Andrea what are you up to?

2685 days ago
18.

loulylou    

GOOD!

2685 days ago
19.

uuuhhooohh!!!    

Somehow it's easier to feel compassion for Lindsay. I hope she straightens things out. This IS a young Woman with REAL talent.

2685 days ago
20.

Sharona    

Justice is for sale, especially in L.A. I can't believe that still surprises people.

2685 days ago
21.

Savahnna Mendez    

What can I say about that dumb bitch. She has lost all respect from everyone. If she keeps this up, she will be broke and lost forever.

2685 days ago
22.

Save Joe Francis     

Great, another drunk ass prostitute in Hollwood. Yawn!

2685 days ago
23.

Stan    

It probably takes a lot more booze to get Lohan wasted these days.

She has built up her tolerance in the last two years through her hard work, perseverance, and concerted effort to guzzle adult beverages often and in large quantities. And not all of them taste nice!!!

Who said there is no more work ethic?

2685 days ago
24.

Avenging Angel    


If you think Lindsay like to guzzle the booze now,
wait until she's legal in a couple weeks!

2685 days ago
25.

Stan    

[[[ See Access Hollywood video now playing....2 women release from Lynwood jail. Sentenced to 30 days for driving on suspended license 3 days ago. Released after 3 days time served.]]]

Read this:

[url]http://news.lp.findlaw.com/hdocs/docs/ent/cahilton43007mot.html[/url]

And then tell us they did the same thing as Ms Hilton...

2685 days ago
26.

Somebody , shoot it! Quick!    

I do not like Lohan. She is trash who flashes her private parts ,coccain sniffing ,ittle sex machine. Her reputation precedes her. Now this Ortega wants to sue her and The Ivy. Was he driving the car that made the ILLEGAL U-TURN in front of her? Was the parked van that Lohan his van? NO!!! I bet not. It is frivilous lawsuit When you are i nLohna position,m of acting like a fool, a jackass , with money ,you are open for all kinds of legal problems.

BTW, Ortega was probably at the Ivy, busing tables.

2685 days ago
27.

p1tey1    

Just like Brandy, they are suing Lindsey but her INSURANCE company is going to have to pay.

And if they or their advisors were smart, they both have UMBRELLA insurance to protect their personal assets from lawsuits.

That's why we have INSURANCE folks!

2685 days ago
28.

Allred Tree    

Shell #16 I think this is an accident that she caused BEFORE the one you are referring to. That van was parked and I think the board about it just recently here said the owner was suing in small claims court for three-thousand something which sounded like the cost of repair. It also sounded like he had no choice as she FAILED to pay or respond to him.
It is a miracle this girl has not KILLED or severly injured person(s) with her drunken, wanton, reckless drugged behavior! I saw her in Parent Trap and that is all. I would NEVER PAY to see her in another movie UNLESS she has been sober for a significant amount of time. Why would anyone risk wanting to work with her in any capacity ever again? LOSER LOHAN IS A CRIMINAL IMO and I hope she is prosecuted for her last accident and cocaine in Beverly Hills to the FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW!

She is also a POTENTIAL MURDERER and her car is her lethal weapon.

2685 days ago
29.

SJW    

I bet there are many others out there that have been hit by her with a deadly weapon. (car)
Hopefully she will go away quietly but one doubts we will be that lucky!
All these tramps really need to just slip away into the night...............but by looking at the so called plans they after after rehab/jail /whatever they will just fall back into their bad habits.
real shame................
Best watch out driving in so .ca.
cheers

2685 days ago
30.

Stan    

Notice how Lohan has no Dad in her life (Divorce, jail)

Notice how Paris has no Dad in her life (kathy Hilton caged and leashed him)

Notice how Brittany Spears has no Dad in her life

Notice a pattern? If you research things...past 1-2 years of age DAD in a kid's life help everything you can measure. Health, grades, staying in school, premarital sez, out of wedlock births, abortions, drug abuse, arrests, tickets, suicides, on and on

DADs are not PC anymore. But they are necessary to children both male and female.

2685 days ago
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