Multiple sources tell Radar that Lindsay and her sister Ali Lohan entered the Vbar in Greenwich village in the late hours of Friday night and instead of hitting up the bar, the two headed straight to the bathroom where they remained for nearly 20 minutes. The African-born bartender eventually asked them to leave and that’s when Lohan erupted into a racist rant and mocked the man’s accent.
“They walked in off the street and made a beeline for the bathroom. They didn’t order a drink or anything. They were in there for around 20 minutes and then the bartender started knocking on the door and asked them to come out. When they didn’t come out, he then asked them to leave and Lindsay became aggressive and belligerent,” a source said.
“Lindsay came out and her eyes were glazed over and she started yelling at the bartender – who is originally from West Africa – ‘This is New York. You’re not from here.’”
“What stunned everyone is when she was talking to him in a mock African accent and she kept asking him if he was from Ghana. It seemed like a racist attack.”
At this point, offended patrons intervened and asked the hard-partying pair to exit the bar.
“They wouldn’t leave and all hell was breaking loose and that’s when Lindsay spat in our friend’s face. The bar then erupted and everyone was yelling at them to leave,” a second source said.
Lindsay – who has had multiple stints in rehab and run ins with the law – and Ali did leave only to later try and reenter but couldn’t as the bartender had locked the door, the eyewitnesses said. The bizarre sisters then got out their cell phones and started filming the patrons.
“They came back with their lights on their cameras and they put their face up to the windows. Lindsay was slamming her hands on the windows. She was messed up,” said the first source.
“About half an hour later, a friend of Lindsay’s came to the bar and tried to fight the bartender. He got in his face taking a really aggressive stance and was threatening him,” a source claimed.
“Another person in the bar attempted to film it and then Lindsay’s friend stole her phone and ran out of the bar with it. We then chased him and restrained him till the cops arrived. It was madness.“
NYPD officers responded to the scene and questioned Lindsay’s male friend, eventually issuing him only a warning and letting him go after the bartender refused to press charges.
“I was scared because I didn’t know what would be the end result,” said the bartender. “Especially when you are a black guy in New York and seeing as they (the Lohans) were totally racist and kept asking me where I was from.”
“Luckily the cops were really nice and they understood. They asked me if I wanted to press charges and I said ‘no I just want him to leave’. The cops told the guy to stay off the block. They told him if he comes back they would arrest him.”
After the incident, Lindsay posted a Johnny Depp quote on her Instagram which read: “Just keep moving forward and don’t give a shit about what anybody thinks. Do what you have to do, for you.”