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LOHAN REBUTS DRUG CHARGE: 'THEY'RE NOT MINE'

Lindsay Lohan says she's innocent.

Also, she says, she "did not do drugs, they're not mine."

And "I was almost hit by my assistant Tarin's mom."

That's her side of the story about her arrest early Tuesday for investigation of misdemeanor DUI and driving with a suspended license, and felony cocaine possession.

"I appreciate everyone giving me my privacy," Lohan, who was released on bail, wrote in an e-mail to Access Hollywood host Billy Bush, the show reported on its Web site.

Two weeks out of rehab, Lohan's latest legal troubles began when police in Santa Monica, Calif., received a 911 call from the mother of Lohan's former personal assistant saying Lohan was chasing her in an SUV, said Lt. Alex Padilla. The assistant had quit hours before, he said. Authorities found Lohan and the woman in a "heated debate" in the parking lot of Santa Monica's Civic Auditorium about 1:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Police found cocaine in one of Lohan's pockets during a prebooking search, Sgt. Shane Talbot said.

Because of the arrest, Lohan canceled an appearance on the Tonight Show on Tuesday to promote her new movie, I Know Who Killed Me.

"It's too bad about Lindsay. I thought our competition was Nightline and Letterman. Turns out it's Cops and America's Most Wanted," host Jay Leno said in a monologue full of Lohan jokes, People's Web site reported.

Rob Schneider replaced her, dressed in drag as Lohan, complete with an alcohol-monitoring bracelet.

Also weighing in on Lohan, 21, after her second DUI-related arrest in three months:

- Her mother, Dina, told TV's The Insider she was "sick" about it and "Lindsay is in a safe place, and we are trying to strategically work out our next step."

- Lohan is still set to appear in the film Dare to Love Me, which is to begin shooting this summer, said Michael Sands, a consultant for production company Bowline Entertainment. "The producers have compassion and kindness for her, so for now she's insured and still with the movie," he said. "She hasn't been convicted of any crimes."

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