(LOS ANGELES) -- The jewelry store where Lindsay Lohan allegedly stole a necklace is defending the release of surveillance video of the actress in the store at the time of the alleged theft. A spokesman for Kamofie & Co. in Venice, Calif. said in a statement obtained by People magazine, "We were upset with the various mischaracterizations we were seeing and hearing about the video and its contents, and we felt the video should be allowed to speak for itself." The store says it does not believe the release of the video will influence the outcome of Lindsay's criminal case.
The website NecklaceVideo.com says it has obtained "an exclusive license" for the footage, though Entertainment Tonight posted a clip on its own site on Monday. ET also aired footage on its show Monday night.
Kamofie & Co. says it did not grant permission to Lindsay to take the necklace, despite her reported claims that she had borrowed it. Lindsay has pleaded not guilty in the case.
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