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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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61.

Loser    

Two things.....

She looks like Silly Puddy

and

Doesn't matter what she looks like. We all know she is absolutely hideous on the inside. You can't fool us anymore. We are totally onto you. Game over.

660 days ago
62.

Yup    

Given her record of chasing ex-employees in her car while coked up, hijacking someone else's car, her DUI's, her lying to police after crashing her rented car, her driving with a suspended license, her hit and runs, her accidents and her running into/over people with her car, I wouldn't let blowhan even LOOK in the direction of my car, much less drive it...

660 days ago
63.

Spicy mag    

Musical cars. Wo will win when the music stops.

660 days ago
64.

nisiek    

He must be another of her many johns.

660 days ago
65.

tellmeaboutit     

She must give one hellofa b l o w j o b! And, of course, he doesn't "give a crap." Most elitist, self important people don't.

660 days ago
66.

tim    

this is not completely accurate. If the previous owner shows that they recieved funds for the vehicle, and sent in the slip from the bottom of the Registration releasing liability. If she turned that slip in and it is recorded, then Zapata is screwed. On top of the fact she recieved funds for the vehicle it shows intent of ownership on his part and he is now in violation of NY Tax faud. Added to that, if it is on his insurance, he is the legal owner, not her.

660 days ago
67.

Litia    

Not so fast. If a bill of sale was signed that would most likely release her of any liablity.

660 days ago
68.

Vorlon    

You forgot the part where he sends "thugs to trash your place". Without explaining why your microbial existence is even on his radar.

Marvin

Here's Lindsay's M.O. (mode of operation) have MiLO contact the victim, possibly through a third party. Negotiate a deal, the charges are dropped and the DA does not prosecute the case. Does this sound familiar?

660 days ago
69.

Vorlon    

I beg to differ- Christine Keeler almost brought down the British Government in the early 1960...'s.

(Just sayin....)

MADISYN, LIAISON TO THE H8TURDS!!
NEVER before has a HOOKER caused this much grief .

660 days ago
70.

MADISYN, LIAISON TO THE H8TURDS!!    

NEW THREAD!

660 days ago
71.

Joel    

Gosh , If I win the biggest lottery I will give her half so she would be set for life...Love ya Lindsay..Enjoy yourself..:)

659 days ago
72.

MsSuburbia    

The "victim" is going to be on the hook for malicious prosecution and Lindsay's attorney's fees, so who cares.

659 days ago
73.

charlette hayes    

Thanks,I'll be praying,,for her,,

658 days ago
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