Call it a case of mistaken identity for Lindsay Lohan – or of merely being punk’d.
The actress was recently the target of an elaborate prank in which she received flirtatious messages from a man named Jason Lewis – who was posing as Sex and the City actor Jason Lewis.
Lohan’s rep, Leslie Sloane Zelnik, confirms to New York’s Daily News that the Mean Girls star, 19, was duped, but she adds that Lohan had no romantic interest in Lewis, 35, who is involved with actress Rosario Dawson.
“Lindsay’s very well aware that he’s with Rosario and is a big fan of hers,” Zelnick tells the Daily News.
The real Lewis was not as diplomatic, however. Calling the “other” Jason Lewis a “s—-y human being,” the actor called the messenger’s actions “mean. The guy was trying to move in and set her up.” He added: “I think Jason Lewis is a creep.”
In a firsthand report originally posted on Gawker.com, the unfamous Lewis claimed he was in the cocktail lounge of New York’s Soho Grand hotel and learned that Lohan had checked in. He left his name and number for her, and she later responded. The fake Lewis claimed to have exchanged a week’s worth of calls and text-messages before trying to set up a face-to-face meeting at a New York club. He claimed the meeting fell through when he showed up and Lohan waved the unknown man away.