Lindsay Lohan speaks out as dramatic pictures show star being chased by her Russian playboy ex who fights her for a phone in drunken rage. Also disturbing new pictures from the Greek island of Mykonos, where Lindsay Lohan and Fiance Egor Tarabasov, stayed last month shows an angry, violent altercation between Lindsay and her fiance, Russian playboy Egor Tarabasov.
Lindsay threw his mobile phone out of their car and sprinted away towards the beach close to man flying a kite
But the 23-year-old businessman caught up with her and was photographed violently grabbing hold of his fiance.
She now admits that he has assaulted her several times before. Today, in her only interview since another terrifying episode two weeks ago, this time in London, caused headlines around the world, Lohan admits that a relationship she had hoped would bring marriage and children is violent, unstable and at an end – for the moment at least.
Lindsay: ‘I realise now you can’t stay in a relationship just for love,’ she says. No woman can be hit and stay with that person if that person isn’t prepared to say sorry.’
Inn addition, she disclosed the explosive truth about another fight between them just a few days ago when she ended up screaming for help on the balcony of the Knightsbridge flat they shared. The incident was filmed by a neighbour and became an internet sensation.
Lindsay was heard shouting: ‘Please, please. He just strangled me. He almost killed me.’
The police were called and forced their way into the property, but no one was charged.
Lindsay left the capital and has not seen Egor since.
She explains the events that led to the tussle on the apartment balcony. ‘Egor and I had been out for dinner. We danced, it was fun. When we got home I went to bed and Egor went out. A few hours later he came back and when I woke up he was standing over me. He wasn’t himself, he was being very aggressive and he attacked me.’
This is the first time she has spoken openly about Tarabasov and she starts crying. She admits she feels unsafe. ‘I wanted to do this interview because it’s time to tell the truth,’ she says. ‘There have been so many lies printed about me recently. I’ve kept quiet for so long but now I’m scared of what Egor might do to me and to himself.’
Still in tears she continues: ‘It’s not the first time. That’s the problem. But this time, someone saw. I didn’t call anyone, I’ve dealt with enough police in LA. I just left the house and went to the Connaught [Hotel] for the night. I contacted my good friend [Israeli socialite] Hofit Golan who was in St Tropez. She said, ‘Get on a plane, come and meet me,’ so I did. I needed some time for myself.
‘I’ve spent the past week fishing on my friend Marco Mavilla’s yacht with his lovely family in Sardinia.’
Mavilla is an Italian watch and sunglasses designer. Lohan adds: ‘I’ve been meditating and swimming in the ocean and listening to George Michael’s song, Faith. The lyrics are very apt.’
Lindsay is still wearing the four-carat emerald ring Tarabasov proposed with last September saying: ‘I haven’t taken it off, even after all this, the truth is, I wanted to make things work, but now I’m not sure that I can.’
She says that in recent days, she has contacted him to ask him to meet, to talk. Clearly, however, she holds out little hope of a reconciliation at this stage.
‘I need closure,’ she says. ‘I genuinely fell in love with him but he broke my trust and made me feel unsafe.
I know I’m not an angel but I’ve tried to fix things. It’s down to him now. I had suggested we go for couples’ counselling but there comes a time when I have to put myself first, my family, and also think about my career which I’ve worked so hard for. I also don’t want to let my fans down by not being the strong woman I have become.’
Right now, she seems more vulnerable than strong, but there was a time when she was tipped for Hollywood greatness.