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Tuesday
Mar082011

Jewelry Store Defends Release of Surveillance Video in Lindsay Lohan Theft Case

ABC News(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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Sunday
Mar062011

Lindsay Lohan Jewelry Store Surveillance Footage Sold

ABC News(LOS ANGELES) -- A web site created by a Beverly Hills, Calif., software company claims to have "exclusive license" to the surveillance tape of Lindsay Lohan in the Venice Beach jewelry store where she allegedly stole a $2,500 necklace.

On the web site, necklacevideo.com, is a statement that it will stream segments of the video, though no date or time is given.

"The tapes speak for themselves," said the statement on the site, which was credited to The Spencer Company, a Beverly Hills, Calif., software company.

A spokesman at The Spencer Company declined to comment, but said it is working on behalf of the jewelry store, Kamofie & Co.

The celebrity web site RadarOnline.com reported Sunday that Kamofie & Co. sold the surveillance video footage of the incident, and made more than $35,000 on the sale to different oulets.

"The jewelry store wanted a bidding war to maximize profits," RadarOnline quotes a source as saying. "They chopped up the sale to different outlets to make as much money as possible."

Entertainment Tonight obtained stills taken from the video, which shows Lohan in a black top trying on jewelry, with a video timestamp of Jan. 21, 2011. The celebrity news show said it will air footage of the actress' shopping trip on Monday.

The Los Angeles District Attorney's Office formally charged Lohan with felony grand theft on Feb. 9. If convicted, Lohan could go to California state prison for up to three years.

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Wednesday
Mar022011

Jewelry Store Video May Help Lindsay Lohan

Photo Courtesy - ABC News (LOS ANGELES) -- The surveillance camera video of Lindsay Lohan at a Venice, California jewelry store apparently shows the store's employees knew full well she walked out wearing a pricey necklace they now claim she stole.

TMZ reports the video shows Lindsay removing her own necklace to try on the new one, even asking the owner and others their opinions. There is no audio on the footage, but it reportedly shows Lohan speaking with the owners -- the $2,500 necklace still in plain sight -- before she "strolls out" of the store, TMZ reports.

If true, the video would corroborate Lohan's claims that Kamofie & Company allowed her to borrow the necklace. Lohan claims a stylist simply forgot to return it.  Lohan was charged last month with felony grand theft for stealing the jewelry. She's pleaded not guilty.

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