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Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Lindsay, Why So Glum?

Rumor has it that Harry Morton will sue ex Lindsay Lohan for flooding his apartment after her pipes burst last month, which resulted in reportedly $200,000 in damages. The two each have digs at L.A.'s Sierra Towers, exactly a floor apart. Morton, who was not home for the drenching, confirms his insurance company will be contacting the actress' to settle the matter. The Pink Taco owner also says his "amicable" friendship with Lohan is officially kaput. The couple split in September after a summer fling.

Lindsay Lohan has been left bemused by claims she intentionally flooded her ex-boyfriend Peter Morton's apartment - because she insists she was out of town when the incident happened. Lohan, who lives above Morton's Sierra Towers home in Hollywood, is being held responsible for the flood, which caused $150,000 worth of damage, according to TMZ.com. Security staff at the posh complex claim they gained entry to Lohan's vacant apartment last month after Morton reported the flood - and found "water overflowing in the bathtub." In his report, the security officer wrote, "It seems that they left the faucet on. I turned it off." But the incident report has left Lohan baffled because she claims she was in New York when the flood took place, even though video footage suggests the actress/singer was partying in Los Angeles on the night in question. A spokeswoman for Lohan tells TMZ.com, "We're very suspicious."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi there,

I created the Pink Taco restaurant & bar concept and opened the original in May 1998 -- a year before the Mortons opened their first.

The controversy and community response to their version is tame compared to what I faced in ultra-conservative Manhattan, Kansas. We had aggressive picketers, petitioners, hate letters, anonymous threats, an onslaught of negative letters-to-the-editor, and police

There were many stories in the local papers. The ABC affiliate out of Topeka came to Manhattan and did an on-site story that ran state-wide on the evening news, and the CBS affiliate invited us to join them in-studio for their half-hour morning show (which we declined since things were spiraling out of control).

I would do Internet searches at the time that would call up page after page of hits about me and my store. My Pink Taco dominated the regional news and spread nationwide through online postings and reprinted stories in towns across the country.

Anyway, I have written an article recounting the history of the original Pink Taco and the intense controversy it caused (complete with pictures and links to about a dozen of the news stories). You can read it on my blog if you're interested: