Lindsay first claimed that she was cut off by the semi she rear-ended on Friday, but now she’s saying her rented Porsche’s brakes weren’t working. But not before she had her assistant offer to pay off the truck driver to keep his mouth shut and tried to hide a bag in another assistant’s car. TMZ says:
James tells TMZ after the accident, he called 911 as Lindsay and her male assistant got out of the Porsche and into the Escalade. James says the assistant picked up a pink bag, “filled it up with something” and then put clothes on top of it.
James claims the driver of the Escalade was trying to keep him away from the SUV. James says he wanted to exchange info with Lindsay (whom he did not recognize) but it was apparent to him she was about to flee the scene.
James says the Escalade driver offered him money, saying they could “go to the bank” and withdraw some cash.
James says the Escalade driver and Lindsay’s assistant put on a full court press: “Him and the guy took me across the street and told me this was some kind of famous person and they didn’t want to be in the media. But I’d already called 911 because they were trying to get away from the scene. But they packed a bag and then the limousine driver told me, ‘Don’t mention the bag to the cops.’”
And as for her claims that he cut her off, the semi driver has “multiple witnesses” that place the blame squarely on Lindsay’s freckled shoulders. According to TMZ:
But when we asked James, the driver of the semi-truck, about that idea … he emphatically denied it and claims he has multiple witnesses that saw Lindsay “flying” down the highway. James says he couldn’t have cut Lindsay off because he was already in the right lane when the accident occurred.
So it was the brakes, then. Of course. TMZ says:
Lindsay is sticking with the “truck cut me off!!!” story, but with a twist … she claims she slammed on the brakes … but nothing. And get this … somehow Lindsay says she was told the brakes on the rental were replaced two days before the crash.
I swear, if this bitch were any fucking stupider, she’d be made of straw and tromping down the Yellow Brick Road with the Lion and Tin Man in tow.
Shooting Liz & Dick last week: