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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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Monday
Mar072011

Jewelry Store Surveillance Footage of Lindsay Lohan Sold to Celebrity Shows

ABC News (LOS ANGELES) -- The once little-known jeweler in Venice Beach, Calif., who accused Lindsay Lohan of shoplifting a $2,500 necklace is now attempting to cash in big time, selling the surveillance video to Entertainment Tonight and other celebrity shows for $35,000, according to RadarOnline.com.

When all sides agreed two weeks ago to keep the video tape private, a no-nonsense judge publicly sent Lohan an unmistakable message. "This case does involve jail time. Period," Judge Keith Schwartz said last month.

But legal experts say that if the key piece of the prosecution's evidence is now tainted, it may be the judge who receives an unmistakable message.

"He seems to have boxed himself into a corner without giving the opportunity to even listen to whatever evidence may be coming," former prosecutor Robin Sax told ABC News.

A website created by a Beverly Hills, Calif., software company claimed 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 website, necklacevideo.com, is a statement that it will stream segments of the video, although no date or time is given.

"Speculation as to what occurred that day has been the subject of intense rumor in the media and elsewhere," a statement on the website said. "Many individuals want to be able to see the video streams from the jewelry store's surveillance cameras, and we have obtained the exclusive license for them.

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

Cristopher Spencer, the president of The Spencer Company and a spokesperson for the jewelry store, Kamofie & Company, said the company decided to release the tape due to media interest and concerns that the media was mischaracterizing its contents.

"The bottom line is we felt there was far too much speculation about the video recording, and that it was right for the public to be able to see the video itself," Spencer said in a statement released to ABC News.

"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."

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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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