Will the fact that Kamofie and Company sold the surveillance tape of the actress in their store cause her case to get dropped?
There's a new wrinkle in Lindsay Lohan's latest legal battle. Kamofie and Company, the store that's accused her of pilfering a $2,500 necklace, has sold the surveillance tape of Lohan's shopping visit to Entertainment Tonight. (See photos of it here.)
Lohan's already pleaded her innocence in the charge of felony grand theft (she explained that the necklace was a "loaner"), and she's said all along that the store is just trying to make money off of her notoriety. Now Lohan's feeling vindicated: This latest move by Kamofie shows that the store does have a financial incentive to accuse her of theft. First, they got lots of publicity, and now they're cashing in with the tape.
Of course, Kamofie and Company sees it differently. "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 said in its official statement.
So, what exactly is on this tape? Snippets of it, which have already aired on Entertainment Tonight and The Insider, basically show Lohan admiring the necklace. Does the fact that she eventually exited with the necklace prove anything, considering her defense is based on her belief that she had permission to? Probably not.
Score one for Lohan. Who knows? Now maybe the case could get dropped, and she can go back to obsessing over the jokes made at her expense. Her inability to laugh at herself came to the forefront again this weekend, when she emailed SNL's producer Lorne Michaels about Miley Cyrus' unflattering depiction of her in last week's opening sketch.
The irony is that, just a half-hour later, Cyrus participated in a skit that poked fun at herself. Apparently, some people are better at being able to take a joke.