Lindsay Lohan's rep says she wasn't drinking before she was arrested for punching a woman, Tiffany Ava Mitchell, but sources tell a different story.
LiLo's reportedly been drinking heavily for months, according to insiders quoted by TMZ ... we're talking as much as TWO LITERS OF VODKA A DAY.
While that's a practical impossibility - a 1.75-liter handle of vodka would be the equivalent of 40-50 shots - we wouldn't doubt that she's boozing hardcore.
She's reportedly stressed by financial and legal woes - Lindsay Lohan was charged with four crimes in two states just yesterday - and turned to alcohol for relief.
The 26-going-on-46-year-old has battled substance abuse in the past and even has a prior DUI conviction to go along with all those other convictions.
Sources claim she now often begins drinking in the morning, and continues drinking all day and all night. Two liters? Doubtful, but she can put back a lot.
As for the Thursday morning nightclub brawl in New York, Lindsay was drinking all day and showed up at the Justin Bieber concert already hammered.
She continued to drink throughout the night, and got real sloppy, to the point where The Wanted's Max George, who she had Wanted to bone, blew her off.
He began flirting with Tiffany Ava Mitchell, words were exchanged between the two women, and LiLo allegedly attacked; police were called and arrested her.
According to sources, even Lindsay Lohan's friends have given up trying to help her because when she's drunk, she tends to get violent in addition to stubborn.
Sad, but certainly believable in light of recent events.
How much longer before she loses ALL control and it's too late? We don't think we're alone when we say this: Lindsay Lohan, it's time to get help.