Teen actress Lindsay Lohan's father was hit with more legal troubles yesterday (29JUN04) after he was handcuffed in a New York courthouse.

Michael Lohan was in court to face assault charges following a fight that broke out between him and his brother-in-law MATT SULLIVAN at a family party in May (04), but he was taken away by police after being arrested on grand larceny grounds.

Calling the arrest "a cheap shot," Lohan's attorney MARVIN HIRSCH told press gathered outside the courthouse that the arrest was unnecessary.

He explained, "My client maintains his innocence of these other charges, which involve some dispute or discrepancy about a bill in a restaurant."

30/06/2004 02:51