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Friday
Apr012011

Website Charging $2.99 to View Lindsay Lohan Surveillance Video

ABC News(LOS ANGELES) -- A website is charging $2.99 for people to view the surveillance video that shows Lindsay Lohan allegedly stealing a necklace. 

The website NecklaceVideo.com features video from the Venice Beach jewelry store Kamofie & Company, and promises new content every day so people can make up their own minds “about what really happened.”

After viewing an 18-second clip of Lindsay walking into the store last January, online viewers are prompted to pay $2.99 to obtain an access code in order to view additional footage.  According to RadarOnline, the video shows four camera angles and is 42 minutes in length. 

It's unclear who's behind the website, but earlier reports were that it's a party that paid the jewelry store for a license to use the video.

This isn't the first time the jewelry shop has tried to profit from the high-profile case.  Earlier this month, RadarOnline reported that literary agent Sharlene Martin was approached by a rep for the store owners, saying they wanted to write a book about the Lohan case.  Martin told RadarOnline she turned down the offer.  Also, TMZ reported earlier this month that the jewelry store received at least $40,000 for the surveillance video in a deal with the Associated Press, which in turn licensed it to Entertainment Tonight.

Lohan has rejected a plea deal in connection with the felony grand theft case and is due back in court April 22.

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Wednesday
Mar232011

Lindsay Lohan Turns Down DA's Plea Deal

ABC News(LOS ANGELES) -- Lindsay Lohan has rejected a plea deal from the Los Angeles D.A. in the case of a stolen necklace, an offer that would have put her in jail.  She now faces the possibility of going on trial, which could still land her behind bars if she's convicted.

She's reportedly said all along she didn't swipe the $2,500 chain and that she hopes a jury will believe her over the store. The store, Kamofie & Co., has come under fire for trying to profit from the case by selling the surveillance video of the alleged incident.  The next hearing is in April, when a judge will determine if there's enough evidence for Lohan to stand trial.

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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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