Lindsay Lohan

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Lindsay Lohan has once again found herself in trouble with the law.

The Liz & Dick star was arrested early Thursday morning after allegedly punching a woman named Tiffany Eve Mitchell at New York City's Avenue nightclub. Lindsay was released from custody shortly before 8 a.m., and authorities say they expect her to be issued a desk-appearance ticket.

But before you unleash your inner Regina George, here's a breakdown of everything we know so far about the Mean Girls star's latest brush with the law.

It All Started With Justin Bieber: Yes, you read that right. Before LiLo's alleged throwdown in Chelsea, she was surrounded by thousands of Beliebers up at Madison Square Garden. "I love all of my fans and @justinbieber @thewanted fans!!!" she tweeted. "Thank you so much for putting a smile on my face!! Lots of love."

Linds wasn't rocking out to the Biebs by her lonesome. According to Twitter, she was joined by Ryan Norris, a self-described "starving artist working for pop stars," AEG tour promoter Matt Granger and AEG employee Jon Baden. (E! News did not immediately hear back from Lindsay's fellow concertgoers when asked for comment.)

One concertgoer told E! News that Lindsay was with her sister, Ali. "She came in with the lights on and sat on the floor...She was smiling at everyone and took a few pics until escorted out...They sat in the front row. They left after an hour."

The Wanted Might Have Egged Things On: A source tells E! News that the boys from across the pond also hit up Avenue after their concert. Lindsay "has been trying to hang out with Max [George]" for some time," says a source. "You always want to give people the benefit of the doubt, but once he saw what was happening, he was out of there." Contrary to other reports, Lindsay was not backstage at the concert earlier in the evening. Later, George posted a brief but telling tweet: "eventful night!!"

Tourists [Allegedly] Were Involved: According to multiple reports, the woman Lindsay allegedly punched in the face, Tiffany Eve Mitchell, is a 28-year-old visiting from West Palm Beach, Fla., with her husband. Per New York City's WNBC news, eyewitnesses claim that LiLo and her crew tried to boot Mitchell's group from the lounge area where they were seated. Later, as Mitchell was walking out, the actress purportedly punched her from behind, toward the left side of her face, and knocked her to the ground. LiLo supposedly tried to exit through the back door, but Mitchell's husband called 911. Mitchell reportedly suffered some bruising and was treated at the scene, but she was not taken to a hospital. A rep for the club confirms to E! News that Avenue officials are cooperating with police but would not comment beyond confirming that Lohan was present there last night.

Lindsay Lohan, Dina Lohan

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Tiffany and Her Husband Are [Obviously] Not Happy With the Situation: Wayne Stevens, the husband of Lindsay's alleged victim, told ABC News the couple "don't even want to leave the house at this moment." Tiffany is "all swollen," he said. "Her cheek is swollen...She's pretty aggravated." Stevens said the alleged nightclub altercation "kind of just escalated because someone else had a brawl" and claims he and his wife "didn't realize who it even was."

"She got drunk and crazy," he said of Lindsay. "That's the best I can say." 

Mom, at Least, Is on Team Lohan: Dina Lohan, of course, is still in her daughter's corner. A source reports to E! News that after Lindsay's release from custody Thursday morning, her mom was by her side.

And Father Still (Thinks He) Knows Best: Michael Lohan tweeted (and then deleted) his thoughts on his daughter's latest issue. "I have been trying for years and especially over the past two weeks but my pleas have gone unheard Children need BOTH PARENTS, not alienation," he wrote. "Do you see what I mean when our children don't have BOTH parents there for them and on the same page! I have tried and tried but takes two!"

Lindsay's Out of Custody, but This Isn't Over Yet: A judge will have to decide on whether this alleged incident was in violation of her probation. Authorities say they expect Lohan to be issued a desk-appearance ticket.

Makes Sense: A source exclusively tells E! News that Lindsay is in a bad place, mentally and emotionally, stress is taking its toll and her friends are hoping she seeks help. The actress is especially upset by the prospect of more jail time, the insider adds, coupled with the negative reviews she received for Liz & Dick, which was a real passion project for her. For now, we hear that Lindsay has no plans to return to L.A. until she's legally required to for court.

—Additional reporting by Baker Machado, Alexis Loinaz, Josh Grossberg, Alana Salata, Alicia Quarles

(Originally published at Nov. 29, 2012, at 10:31 a.m. PT)

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