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Actress Lohan sued over car chase

Lindsay Lohan
Lohan admitted two drugs charges when arrested after the car chase

US actress Lindsay Lohan has been sued by three men who claim she commandeered their car to pursue her recently-fired assistant in California last year.

The legal action, which accuses her of false imprisonment and negligence, has been described as "absurd" by the star's lawyer, Ed McPherson.

Lohan was arrested after the chase and served 84 minutes in prison after admitting drink and drugs charges.

The men are seeking more than $25,000 (15,300) in damages.

The actress has also been sued by a passenger in the car she pursued.

Mr McPherson said "it just doesn't make sense" when asked why the men were taking legal action against Lohan, or why they had waited more than a year to do so.

"They had ample opportunity to get out of the car," he told the Associated Press.

"It's three guys who want to get a lot of headlines and want to make some money."

The men were identified as Ronnie Blake, Jakon Sutter and Dante Nigro.

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