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    Lindsay Lohan Arrested for Allegedly Assaulting Woman at New York City Nightclub

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    Looks like Lindsay Lohan may have a hit on her hands—and not the good kind.

    The critically savaged Liz & Dick star was arrested early Thursday morning after allegedly punching a woman at a New York City nightclub, E! News has confirmed.

    According to an NYPD spokeswoman, the 26-year-old actress got into a fight with the woman at Club Avenue in downtown Manhattan and allegedly punched her in the face.

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    Cops arrested Lohan at around 4 a.m. outside the club, and she was charged with assault.

    A source tells E! News that the woman LiLo allegedly clocked is a tourist visiting from West Palm Beach, Fla., and was at the club with her husband. The source also claims that the star had been banned from the club previously.

    Lohan was subsequently released from custody shortly before 8 a.m., covering herself with a black jacket as she left the precinct. Authorities say they expect Lohan to be issued a desk-appearance ticket.

    It's the latest legal headache for the embattled comebacking star, who was also arrested in early September for allegedly swiping a man with her car at another downtown Manhattan club, and, a few weeks later, was allegedly assaulted at a New York City hotel.

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    Lohan is also still on probation in her necklace-jacking case. No word yet how this latest arrest will affect that status and whether it will land her back in jail.

    After hearing news of his daughter's arrest, Lindsay's estranged dad, Michael Lohan, vented his frustration about LiLo's latest police run-in.

    "She is in a dark place," he tells E! News exclusively. "It's in God's hands, and I hope he deals with her appropriately."

    He also took his ex-wife, Dina Lohan, to task for their daughter's downward spiral.

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    "I was trying to get Dina on board with me for a long time but especially the last two weeks," he added. "If she had, this wouldn't have happened. Lindsay is acting out in numerous ways because she needs us, and internally she's hurt and angry. Again, it's all on Dina, and I wish to God she would stop and resolve things with us to do the same for our children."

    Earlier in the morning he also took to Twitter to offer general parenting advice in the wake of LiLo's bust-up.

    "This is for ALL parents who go or went thru the same! Please don't make the mistakes!," he wrote.

    (Originally published on Nov. 29, 2012, at 4:29 a.m. PT)

    —Additional reporting by James Chairman and Claudia Rosenbaum

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