Rapper Pitbull is countersuing Lindsay Lohan over a
defamation lawsuit she filed against him, insisting his reference to her legal
problems in the lyrics of hit single Give Me Everything is justified, considering
her recent multiple jail stints.
In the suit,
filed in August (2011), the Mean Girls star accused Pitbull of exploiting her
name in the tune, in which he rhymes, “Hustlers move aside, so I’m tiptoeing,
keep flowin’, I got it locked up like Lindsay Lohan.”
The actress took offence to the lyrics, claiming they
were defamatory and destined to cause irreparable harm, and she filed legal
documents in New York State court, seeking an injunction to stop the broadcast
of the track, which was co-written by Ne-Yo.
Pitbull subsequently apologised to Linds, stating he didn’t
mean to “defamate (sic), degrade or hurt” the star’s career.
However, he has now filed a countersuit blaming Lindsay
for damaging her own reputation and highlights the embattled actress’ recent
run-ins with the law, including a 30-day jail sentence for a probation
violation – her second offence this year.
Pitbull is also questioning whether Lindsay is eligible
to file papers in New York – claiming she was a resident of Nassau County – when
she has been spending most of her time in California, where she has been
serving probation and fighting her latest troubles.
His countersuit states, “In light of Ms Lohan’s
continuing obligations to the State of California, as well as the foregoing facts,
Ms Lohan is a citizen of California, not New York.”
Lindsay checked into Century Regional Detention Facility
in Lynwood, California on Sunday night (6 November) and served less than five
hours behind bars for the probation violation before being released early on
Monday morning (7 November). The sentence was handed down to the star last week
after she failed to adhere to the rules of her community service.
Lindsay has been attempting to repair her image and
reputation following a string of legal woes over the past two years, which
included a stint in rehab and a house arrest at her Venice, California