Lindsay Lohan Settles Car Crash Lawsuit
The terms of the deal are not revealed, after a busboy sued her for $200,000
Lindsay Lohan has settled a lawsuit filed by a busboy claiming the actress was negligent when her car collided with his van, according to court papers.
The terms of the agreement were not revealed. Raymundo Ortega originally had asked for $200,000 in damages.
“This entire case has been settled,” say the papers filed Wednesday by Ortega.
Ortega had claimed Lohan was consuming alcohol at West Los Angeles restaurant The Ivy before the 2005 crash, even though she was underage at the time.
Lohan denied his claim, saying in court papers: “I did not consume an alcoholic beverage or any type of medication or drug.”
She filed a countersuit, noting that a California Highway Patrol report blamed Ortega for the crash on the grounds that he made an illegal U-turn.
Prior to the settlement, Lohan, now 21, had faced the prospect of giving a videotaped deposition – which her lawyers strongly opposed on the grounds the video could embarrassingly turn up in the media.
All told, it’s been a big week for Lohan: She also generated attention with her nude photos in New York magazine and traveled to Milan for its Fashion Week.