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'Real Housewives' Star

Could Be Liable

In Lindsay 'Accident'

9/19/2012 1:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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2:10 PM PT -- Dr. Sierra's rep has released a statement saying the reality star was "completely unaware of anyone (other than the new owner) driving the vehicle."

The statement continues ... "Through filming for Real Housewives of Miami, press engagements, and crazy travel schedules, the paperwork has not been executed 100% for the sale of the Porsche. But [Dr. Sierra] is not responsible for the unfortunate occurrence that took place with Ms. Lohan and the pedestrian. “

4:08 PM PT -- As for Domingo ... his rep tells TMZ, the painter is aware of the allegations against Lindsay Lohan and doesn't give a crap. According to the rep, Domingo willingly gives Lindsay his car whenever she needs it. In fact, he permanently leaves a pair of keys for her in NYC.

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One of the ladies from "Real Housewives of Miami" did a really stupid thing ... she sold the car that Lindsay Lohan was driving this morning when she allegedly struck a pedestrian ... but the registration hasn't been changed, and now she could be on the hook if the alleged victim sues.

Here's the deal -- sources tell TMZ, the Porsche Cayenne Lindsay was driving this morning when she allegedly hit a pedestrian belongs to an artist named Domingo Zapata, a close friend of Lindsay's.  We're told ... roughly 2 months ago Domingo bought the car from Karent Sierra, the "Real Housewives of Miami" star who is also Domingo's dentist.  But the registration hasn't been changed.

0919_karent_domingo_twitterUnder New York law, if the owner of a car gives express or even implied permission for someone to drive and that person gets in an accident that causes property damage or injury, the victims can go after the owner.

As for whether Karent gave express or implied permission ... that's ultimately up to a judge, but if she handed Domingo the keys without telling him no one else could drive it ... she could be screwed.

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the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

I would NEVER let Lindsay drive my car.

707 days ago
2.

..EW..    

Lindsay: If getting in trouble would be a way of living, you would be a billionaire!

707 days ago
3.

sidithers    

NYC is a hell hole
Most overrated city in the world

707 days ago
4.

Fools Rush In    

Oh please, as if they are going to hold someone responsible that sold a car and accuse her of being able to psychically predict Lindsay would be driving it.

707 days ago
5.

Phreaky    

Yuck, all these sleazy people she uses for money, cars, shopping trips, it's so gross.

707 days ago
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Tammy    

I'm surprised there ares still people who are not her family or employee stupid enough to associate with LiLo because she tends to take associates/friends down with her. You'd think she'd take care not to hit someone in a borrowed car.

707 days ago
7.

moxie    

And that is why, when LiLo is at your front door and wants to come in, you say NO!

707 days ago
8.

Grandma Cracker    

I wonder what Zapatta's wife thinks about him letting Lindsay squat in his "art studio" at the Chateau Marmont for free for several months and now he is giving her cars?

707 days ago
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tgrfan42069    

"its everyones fault but my own"- lindsay lohan

707 days ago
10.

Vinsetta    

Anything and anyone around this criminal turns to shty. Look at the mess she causes. Who does not use a cab or call a town car in the city? Having to use a car is a pain in the ass to deal with. BECAUSE someone in that group has to stay sober and I think it's a safe bet nobody was.

707 days ago
11.

john    

Karent is possibly the stupidest name on the planet.

707 days ago
12.

LLsez    

RIDDLE OF THE DAY

How many Blo bjs does it take to get a set of keys for the night to a Porsche Cayenne?

707 days ago
13.

miu    

I thought this guy is fine? So there are no damages, why should he have success if he sues... whoever he has to sue, to get money?

I still don't get how a sane person would give Lohan his car... in new york?!?
I guess this dude has no feelings for his beautiful Porsche. Cruel world!

707 days ago
14.

Hot Farts    

Not sure why LL got the veneers when she should have had her teeth removed for her current profession

707 days ago
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Hot Farts    

This Karent woman will take everyone down with her if anything is aimed at her.

707 days ago
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