Lindsay Lohan is suing the jewelry store she crack-heisted from


You remember that Lindsay Lohan is headed to court today, correct? This is the deadline for her “plea or GTFO” (not a legal term, but it should be). Just keep that in mind. I’m not expecting crack tears, and I’m not expecting a crack plea either. I honestly think Lohan’s crack legal team is going to push for an honest-to-God trial. No joke. Anyway, you know how Entertainment Tonight and the Associated Press were able to get their hands on the security tape through some sort of financial arrangement with the jewelry store? And you know how Team Crackhead is all in a tizzy because they say the tape VINDICATES the crackhead because it shows her absentmindedly stealing a necklace, because if you steal something when your thoughts are somewhere else, it doesn’t count? Well, there’s a new layer to the crack denial/hilarity. Lindsay Lohan is SUING the jewelry store!!! Because they sold their surveillance tape of her crack heist!!! I can only imagine that this was cooked up by Mother Crackhead after a three day tequila-and-blow bender:

Lindsay Lohan is preparing to sue Kamofie & Company jewelry store — claiming they had no right to cash in from the sale of the infamous surveillance tape … because Lindsay never gave them the right to use her image for profit … TMZ has learned.

Sources connected to the surveillance video tell TMZ … Kamofie sold the rights to distribute the tape to the Associated Press for at least $40k. The AP has since struck a deal with “Entertainment Tonight” in which the show got exclusive rights to air the tape for one week.

We’re told Lohan met with her lawyers today … no word on when she plans to file the lawsuit.

UPDATE: A rep for Kamofie tells us, “We regret to hear there is trepidation by Miss Lohan in connection with the video. ”

The statement continues, “We hope that everyone understands that this is beyond our control, the flood of the requests to see this video were simply too overwhelming. It was truly necessary to put it out.”

[From TMZ]

I just don’t see how Lindsay has any case, other than a case of the crackhead crazies. The surveillance tape is the rightful property of the jewelry store, and they are taping people who come into their store willingly. And besides that, Lindsay STOLE from them, and if she’s looking for monetary compensation for the sale of her crack thievery, couldn’t that be in violation of whatever Son of Sam laws are in place? Does California have Son of Sam laws? Oh, here’s another question: if this tape vindicates Lindsay, wouldn’t she want everyone to see it? What does it mean if she doesn’t want people to see it?



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  1. Marjalane says:

    Just another ho-hum day in the life of a crazy cracky, but damn! how bad must the crack princess feel when she she’s looking older and more beat up than the crack queen?!

  2. brin says:

    I read also that Michael Lohan is bringing cameras in the courtroom for a rehab show….nice. This is a three ring crack circus!

  3. Ruby Red Lips says:

    WTF!!!!?? I have absolutely no words….

  4. mln76 says:

    Oh she’s ruining her career even more now. Dragging this out into not one but two trials. This bitch will never, ever work again outside of showing her crazy on reality TV.

  5. Addie says:

    Her freedom may be at stake and she’s still trying to find ways to make a quick buck from the whole thing.

  6. Genevieve says:

    What a delusional bitch

  7. Kasey says:

    WHOA! That last picture….she and her mum look like twins. Compliment- to Dinah, to LiLo-?????? While this is a surprise, it’s not really surprising. It seems to be in keeping with their so-far consistent efforts to make her a blameless, victim in any and every situation, even the ones where she is at fault. SAD rubbish this is.

  8. happygirl says:

    L.M.A.O.!! “plea or GTFO” – Kaiser, you’re a gem.

    Unbelievable. Team Crack is really going to some crack extremes.

    Vodka fueled CocoPuffs..check.
    Crackie mug shot coffee mug from brin…check.
    Popcorn with extra crackie butter for later…check.

    I’m all good!

    Ah, hell…let me get all of my work done so I can come back and enjoy the crack drama this afternoon!!

  9. Susan says:

    What a strategic move!

    Lohan should totally take it to the next level and run for President in 2012!

  10. Quest says:

    It was expected and typical that LL and her camp of moroons would pull a stunt like this, LL is so oblivious to reality.

    Why not go all Charlie and rant on the web about how much you are “Duh…winning”

  11. Rita says:

    Then I suppose all those crooks in videos on Cops can sue the television networks as well. Besides, Lilo has to sue ET for releasing the tape, not the jeweler.

    Her legal bills for stealing a $2,000 necklace are going to reach $100,000.

  12. Isa says:

    I’m going to wait for the tape, after I’ve seen it as a whole, because I can’t make anything out of the footage that they are showing in this clip.

    The only thing I notice is how happy she looks when she is shopping……..
    Sad that shopping and clubbing are seemingly the only things she can find any happiness in…..

  13. brin says:

    Hi happygirl! Sounds like you are good to go…might I suggest the tequila- infused Jolly Ranchers (that’s what makes ’em jolly)?

  14. Jackson says:

    She doesn’t have a legal leg to stand on. I would love to know on what grounds she thinks she has a case…and not crack grounds, legal grounds.

    This seals it, she needs to go to prison. And not fluffy, celeb-friendly county lock-up. Straight-up State Prison. I hope this does go to trial and she loses – that sends her to State, right? You just know she’ll try to do another stint in rehab to try to get out of it somehow, though. Karma and reality need to hunt this brat down and slap her silly.

  15. NayNay says:

    Damn, this spoiled brat always seems to find loopholes to keep her from getting the full punishment that she deserves. The whole family is royally fucked up. They are almost as bad as those useless Kardashians.

  16. Venus says:

    I don’t know if CA has Son of Sam laws, but I do know the law ONLY applies if you are convicted of a crime. Right now, LiLo is accused of a crime, not convicted. That’s a big difference.
    IMO, selling the tape makes the store look bad & definitely helps LiLo’s case because it has opened the door for the defense to argue that the store only pressed charges for money/publicity. If I was the DA I would drop the charges — the case now is more trouble than it is worth.

  17. Sue says:

    Hey a girl got to make money somehow. She probably has blown through all the money she made from suing that cute little baby…….

  18. decentmama says:

    My jaw hit the floor when she sued etrade and won! I will never again doubt the blohan crackie team of lawsuit ridiculum.

    Since the fed is a fraudulant corporation and money is an illusion, sue, pussy crack, sue sue! You deserve it.

  19. happygirl says:

    @brin ~ HAHAHAHAHAHA!!! I love it. Of course you may. Thank you for the thoughtful suggestion. I think I will add those to the list! I could use a little “jolly!” 🙂 Man…I need to stick some of those in my purse for my meetings. Brilliant!

  20. anoneemouse says:

    I want to know how the jewelry store was able to sell that tape…didn’t the detectives confiscate it as part of their investigation? Really dumb move on the part of the store for releasing it and the detectives for not making sure they got all copies. Once again, all the focus for LL’s bad deeds is thrown on the lap of the victim. This girl actually makes income from her own f**ckups. Unbelievable.

  21. FatJenny LovesCake says:

    If you have a current ongoing case in court, then selling evidence to the media is unfavorable and shows wrongful intent. Even though the store owns the video, they should have known better then to sell the tape, until the case was resolved. The jewelry store is wrong on this one. It’s called greed.

  22. dread pirate cuervo says:

    Can’t the store get around this by pixelating her face?

  23. sapphire says:

    The operative word in this BS PR leak is “plans”. Obviously, no Complaint filed yet. And I truly can’t think of a legal theory that would support it.
    No, she didn’t “win” against E-trade-the case settled and maybe for beans.
    And no, the store loses no credibility. It isn’t “pressing charges”. The store has no option to do so or not. The prosecutor decides which case to file charges on, not the victim. And If I was the prosecutor, I’d say “hmmmm. WINNING!”
    @Venus-nothing on the tape is altered by commercial use or affects their credibility. If you put your hand in the till and it’s caught on tape and the tape is later sold, does it affect that a theft occured?

  24. Marie says:

    I thought she went to court tomorrow the 10th? Did I miss a day? What day is today? What the hell?

  25. koala says:

    god she looks hideous.

  26. Lindsay says:

    They are ridiculously litigious. She needs to up her game though. The man in Florida who sues everyone including God once with handwritten complaints written in his cell. Or the crazy lady that wants a trillion dollars form Puff Daddy. $900 million for child support for two kids he fathered after drugging her 23 years ago and $100 million for pain and suffering because he masterminded 9/11. At least that is funny and sad, this is just sad.

    Edited because Sapphire stole the rest of my original post! I have the video available for the bargain price of $20,000.

    Today is the 9th. It is to left of all the comments and the top of the page. She does go to court tomorrow.

    The jewelry store is going to auction off the necklace and give the money to charity once they get it back. I found that out when I looked up her court date.

  27. Melanie says:

    I never thought in a million years that she would win the e-trade lawsuit but she did. She will probably win this one too. That store is a dump and I would not buy a piece of gum from that dive.

  28. sapphire says:

    @Lindsay, I’m sorry! I wasn’t brought up to steal!

    Actually, I am surprised if she can get a lawyer who’s willing to pay the filing fee and the service fees!
    @Melanie-she didn’t win. It settled. Big difference. I still love your avatar.

  29. Melanie says:

    @ Lindsay 26: Does that link have a picture of the 2500.00 necklace? I am dying to see a close up shot of it.

  30. Venus says:

    @sapphire — as FatJennyLovesCake explained — it does show wrongful intent. It doesn’t matter if it was actually altered for commercial use (and, btw, the act of selling tape in & of itself makes it commercial use, so I really don’t understand the point you are trying to make there). You aren’t supposed to be selling evidence when you are in the middle of a criminal investigation/trial and I would think everyone knows that. Doing so makes the seller look greedy & untrustworthy. It doesn’t matter if LiLo in fact stole the necklace or not — it effects the perception of whether a theft occurred. The store was wrong to sell the tape because it makes them look like the only reason they pressed charges was for publicity. That’s just the way it is. Any DA who would look at this mess — that the store created (remember, they were under no obligation to sell the tape — they choose to do that) and says “Winning! Duh!” needs to lose his job tout de suite. Does the sale of the tape make the case un-winnable? Maybe not, but it certainly isn’t a slam dunk.
    And while you are correct that the DA’s office decides what cases they are going to prosecute, you are wrong about victims not needing to press charges. A victim of a crime (unless, obviously, dead, a minor or in domestic violence case in SOME, but not all, states) has got to actually swear out a complaint as a first step before the DA even considers whether to prosecute or not. The swearing out of a complaint is what is called “pressing charges.” I think you are confusing pressing charges with prosecuting a crime.
    re: the e-trade case. You are right that settling a case isn’t the same as “winning” in a court judgment, but when you have a POS case like LiLo’s against e-trade, the fact that she got any money, regardless of how small that might have been, I’d put that in the “win” column. The entire lawsuit against e-trade was nothing but a hail Mary to try to hustle some money & she got it.

  31. mememe says:

    I can’t believe I’m typing this but I don’t think she intentionally stole the necklace.

    Normally I’d be on board with what most of you are saying. But I remember when this first came out in the public seeing an interview with the store owner, and I think they are doing this for publicity, I honestly do.

    This is a store she went into often, they could have easily called her people and said we saw a pic of you with our necklace.

    I know she’s a mess, but I’m just not buying this one.

  32. Salina says:

    Paps profit off her image the same way the store did. And I see similar videos of criminals on tv on hidden camera. Jewellery store gave her a perfect excuse to play victim here so that’s their fail

  33. Bodhi says:

    The release of the tape in no way harms either the store or the DA’s case against LL. If it did, the DA would have dropped the case against her already or, at the very least, announced that it has plans to do so. It doesn’t matter if some people think that selling the tape makes the store look greedy or not, what matters are the facts & the law. Both sides will still have to argue intent.

    As sapphire said, she PLANS on suing the store, meaning that she hasn’t filed suit yet. Even if she manages to do so, I bet the complaint will be dismissed for lack of grounds.

  34. gg says:

    Idiots, all of them. I wonder if the store owner is even sleazier than Lohan.

  35. TaylorB says:

    That last picture reminds me of an old Ivory Soap ad, ‘which one is the mother and which one is the daughter?’ except in this case it would be ‘which one is the mother and which one is the grandmother?’

    Ladies, please lay off the drugs, smokes, and sun tanning, eat more fruits and veggies and drink more water.

  36. original kate says:

    i’m wondering if the store has a sign saying it is under taped surveillance? if so then you are pretty much giving them permission to tape you in the store, yes? then again, what jewelry store doesn’t have cameras? i would imagine most do, and that would be a reasonable assumption, as in “i am being taped, i’d better not steal stuff.” duh.

    god, she has the ethics of a cockroach at this point in her life.

  37. sapphire says:

    @Venus_Maybe In California, but a felony prosecution does not require a “complaint” in any form. In the 5 states in which I am licensed, “swearing out a complaint” isn’t used. A complaint is a civil form of action, not criminal. The victim does not “press charges” in a felony matter: the prosecution does.
    And the E-trade case is a civil, not a criminal case. I absolutely agree the whole matter of suing e-trade was a hustle!

    As far as your evaluation of “evidence”, that isn’t correct. The actual tape is evidence, subject to authentication. The duplicate image is not and may certainly be sold. Dissemination of the image isn’t prohibited and a savvy prosecutor just may want the weakest part of their case out there. After all, Lindsay certainly could decide to sell an interview with the video playing in the background.

    what jurisdiction are you in where a complaining witness has to “swear out a complaint”?

  38. lulu says:

    Ok. What if Lindsay and her team encouraged the shop to sell the tape? They then look bad, she might get off, and then the shop gets a pay out from the Lohans, as well as the money from the sale of the tapes.
    Wouldn’t that be the only way for Lindsay NOT to do time? Is everyone a winner in this case?

  39. Ron says:

    This case has always smelled funny to me. This jewelry store, SOLD the tape. They have had a huge influx of people through their store and everyone knows their name over a “2,500.00” necklace? What did they get out of this? millions of dollers of publicity for nothing. Who loses here? If they GAVE the tape to the media that would be different, but they shopped it. I think there is no way they can prosecute this case effectively now.

  40. Shelley says:

    OMG a big giant UGH to the Mommy/Daughter photo of the Fake Hair Pair.

  41. the original bellaluna says:

    *passes fruit bowl to happygirl* Here, don’t forget the vodka-infused watermelon. We need to stay hydrated AND eat our fruit; we may as well enjoy it! 😉 Would you mind passing the Vodka CocoPuffs? Thanks!

    Hey, Brin! *waves*

    Let the three-ring crack-circus-trial commence.

  42. Kim says:

    She is such a mess! Suing the store you STOLE from – oh brother!!! She is just pissed they actually turned it over to the DA. We all know she stole that necklace-loaner my behind!!!

  43. Kloops says:

    Sigh. She’s going to get away with it. Again.

  44. skeptical says:

    Paps and big gossip shows profit from her image all the time if this is the argument she’s using.
    I don’t see her suing ET for all of the shows where they mentioned her. I don’t see her suing Radar, TMZ etc etc etc for the videos they take of her and then show on their websites.

    Why would any reputable moviemaker want to hire her now? Let her kill her career beyond all hope of resurrection. It’s the only consequence that will actually stick.

  45. Jag says:

    The store made a really stupid move by selling the tape. Why didn’t they wait until after the trial, when it wouldn’t potentially cause trouble and the demise of the case? I’d wonder if Team Lohan paid someone to leak it, but it doesn’t look that way.

  46. KatScorp says:

    To avoid a 21 day sentence, she’s refused the deal. Grab Kaiser and CB some asprin and six packs, because now they’ve got a trial to cover. Yipee!

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