Domestic abuse is an issue that can affect anyone, even the rich and famous. A new video that surfaced out of Greece proves that point. Lindsay Lohan, once one of Hollywood’s hottest stars, is engaged to Russian playboy Egor Tarabasov — or was, anyway. There have long been allegations that the relationship was tainted by abuse, and the shocking new video seems to prove it.
Lohan went on vacation with Tarabasov to the Greek island of Mykonos, where their relationship officially ended. The reason? Lohan claims that Tarabasov is violent and unstable, and the pictures and video from their altercation on the beach seems to back her up.
From London, Lohan spoke out about her relationship. “I realize now you can’t stay in a relationship just for love,” she said. “No woman can be hit and stay with that person if that person isn’t prepared to say sorry.”
In the video, Lohan and Tarabasov are sitting in a black 4×4, and Lohan can be seen tossing Tarabasov’s phone out of the vehicle. She then steps out, seemingly to either get the phone or run away, and Tarabasov follows her, grabbing her violently and twisting her arm behind her back. He grabs the phone from her before walking away.
Lohan admitted to tossing his phone, but said she took it only because he took her phone. “Egor drank too much and he went crazy,” she said.
A few days prior to this fight, the pair got into an even worse fight in their London apartment. A neighbor filmed the fight, and Lohan could be heard screaming, “Please, please. He just strangled me. He almost killed me.”
Police were called, and when they arrived, they forced their way into the apartment. However, no charges were filed.
“Egor and I had been out for dinner. We danced, it was fun,” she explained of their London fight. “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.”
She then began crying, but continued. “I wanted to do this interview because it’s time to tell the truth. “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,” she said. “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.”
She said that since then, she’s been spending time swimming in the ocean and meditating. Lohan had hoped that this relationship would last and provide happiness for her, but it was not to be. “We planned to marry in Lake Como next May. We should both be in Italy looking at wedding venues right now,” she said, crying again. “All I wanted was to get married and settle down. I’ve always wanted four kids and Egor and I talked about having a family.”
What would you do if you saw this happen in front of you?