Lindsay Lohan skips court date; hearing on assault charges pushed off

Lindsay Lohan's lawyer showed up on Monday for a scheduled court date in New York City, but his client did not.

But Lohan's absence (she was not compelled to attend) was of little significance as the misdemeanor assault hearing was postponed.

Attorney Mark Jay Heller spoke to reporters after signing paperwork at the courthouse Monday and predicted the charges stemming from a nightclub altercation would eventually be dropped.

At the time of her arrest, Heller said Lohan was "a victim of someone trying to capture their 15 minutes of fame."

Office of Court Administration spokesman David Bookstaver confirmed that a criminal complaint has not been drawn up at this time. The district attorney's office said only that the investigation is continuing.

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Lohan was arrested on a charge of misdemeanor assault in the Nov. 29 incident at the club Avenue.

The "Liz and Dick" star allegedly struck a woman in the face during an argument.

In September, she was involved in an NYPD investigation after alleging a man assaulted her in a hotel. Charges against the man were later dropped.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.