LiLo insists 'hotel brawl was a setup'

New York, Dec 1 (ANI): Hours after her arrest for allegedly punching a female psychic at a New York club, Lindsay Lohan went into a meltdown at a hotel on the Upper East Side, insisting that she was the innocent victim and it "was a setup."

According to sources, once she was sprung from police cells by lawyer Mark Jay Heller, after allegedly clocking Florida psychic Tiffany Eve Mitchell in the VIP section of club Avenue in Chelsea, Lohan headed to the hotel to escape paparazzi.

"She was crying and kept asking, 'Why does this happen to me? This is a setup! I don't deserve this . . . It's not my fault!'" the New York Post quoted a source as saying.

The altercation happened after Lohan accused the Florida blonde of stealing her sister Ali's purse, containing 10,000 dollars in cash that Lindsay gave her, according to the paper.

A source said that at the hotel, Lindsay was saying, "I was trying to find out who stole Ali's purse! I gave her the money for my family, to pay for my brother's school fees!"

"Lindsay says she never hit the girl. She just went over to find if they had her sister's purse. They were looking around the area, but the girl was sitting at the table, and some pushing started. Lindsay says the purse was never found. She's desperate to find where the money is," the source added.

But another source said that the bag was indeed returned. (ANI)