Lindsay Lohan has fired back at reports suggesting she was involved in a seedy street drug deal in Venice, California, insisting the story and accompanying online video footage is false.
X17online.com posted the footage of what appears to be a sidewalk drug deal online on Wednesday (10Aug11). In it, the actress appears to be scribbling notes in a pad while a pal inspects a small plastic bag handed to him by a mystery man.
Lohan later appears to hand the suspicious stranger cash.
The footage prompted the actress' estranged father Michael to blast his daughter for hanging out with "these shady people".
Michael Lohan raged, "These guys look like a bunch of thugs on the streets. Everyone around her looks so shady and dark. How does she ever expect her life to move in the right direction? I can't believe her! Lindsay has to start to learn to respect herself a lot more, as well as her family and the people in her life that truly care."
But the actress insists the story is all wrong.
In a post on her Twitter.com blog, she writes, "X17 is nuts! their false stories are absurd and gross..."