Thaer Kamal, the man who claims Lindsay Lohan struck him with her car last week, is now trying to reach a big money settlement from the star. Big shocker right there.
Mark Geragos, Kamal's lawyer, contacted Lindsay's lawyer, Shawn Holley, to make the demand. He hasn't yet cooperated with cops by sitting down for an interview.
What grounds does Thaer Kamal have to make this demand?
Geragos claims to have a surveillance video showing Lindsay behind the wheel as her Porsche strikes Kamal, then getting out of the car and swapping seats with a female passenger in the car, who takes the wheel and drives off.
None of the eyewitnesses corroborate this, however.
Lindsay's due in court Thursday for her final probation progress hearing in her probation case. If Kamal goes to the police and presents compelling evidence of said hit-and-run, Judge Stephanie Sautner send LiLo directly to jail.On the other hand, if Lindsay were to pay Kamal, he could conveniently decide not to press charges and the case would be dropped, leaving her in the clear.
That's probably why he's looking for a payout, fast.
And there's this. According to TMZ, Kamal told people at the scene he was not injured but had a change of heart after learning the driver was Lindsay.
Not shady whatsoever.
UPDATE: Apparently Lindsay is not going to pay Kamal, because TMZ is now saying he's shopping around the alleged video. As LiLo's World turns ...