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Lohan's Coat Victim: I Won't Help in Necklace Case

2/9/2011 1:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The woman who sued Lindsay Lohan for allegedly stealing her $12,000 mink coat back in 2008 claims she's "not interested" in helping officials put Lindsay behind bars ... despite the fact that the D.A. wants to bring up the incident.

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TMZ spoke to a rep for Masha Markova ... who tells us the two settled their case with "no admission of guilt" ... after Lindsay walked out of a NYC nightclub wearing the coat without permission.

And while Masha admits Lindsay has demonstrated a "strikingly similar pattern" of taking other people's property since the mink coat situation ... Masha says she wants nothing to do with the new case.

TMZ broke the story -- Masha's lawsuit against LiLo was a factor in filing grand theft charges against Lindsay -- because it shows an M.O. when Lindsay goes "shopping."


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76.

karen darvin    

they must not have put up my comment in which case I don't have to explain that I really can spell, I just type too fast and don't check back and as far as t odd I meant he was my boyfriend or something like that

1165 days ago
77.

dreamon    

@Jordan

I'm guessing, Jordan, the other stuff is leverage Meyers has to keep Holley from opening up Lindsay's "I borrow stuff all the time and nothing has happened before" defence.

That does keep the case and the evidence tight.

1165 days ago
78.

Davey Boy    

Another enabler or was there a payout back when this occurred that the victim would never testify against Loser Lindsay? I'm going with Door #2.

1165 days ago
79.

karen darvin    

good, I should get paid for that tid bit they didn't publish, could have sold it to the Enquierer (sp?) for thousands probably.So yea, thanks tmz, I'll save it for my book.

1165 days ago
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Lindsay's Coke Dealer    

68.
You all have to remember, Lindsay's shopping habbits and other alleged theft are going to be a very very small percentage of Danette Myers case 99.5% will be about what happened in the jewlery store all myers is doing is introducing that she has been accused before that is all. Her whole case is going to be the jewlery store.

Posted at 9:30 AM on Feb 9, 2011 by Jordan


You seem to be missing the fact that the Lawsuit filed for theft of the coat and damge to it from wearing it, and the pictures of Lindsay wearing it are a prior act.

The fact that she settled it and admitted no guilt is irrelevant. The Lawsuit and pictures will be used to further their contention that Lindsay has a history of theft.

Lindsay also has a do***ented history of lying to Police and denying she commited any of her prior acts which will demonstrate she refuses to accept responsibility for her actions.

That will all fit quite nicely with the D.A.'s theroy of the case of this theft.

1165 days ago
81.

HARRY NIPPLES, Jr.    

Lohan has serious mental problems. Prison won't help that, but several years of psychiatric care might.

1165 days ago
82.

dreamon    

@ Linday's Coke Dealer and Jordan.

The do***entation of these priors and lying to police will certainly also discredit her in any he said/she said type of scenario. Add to that the store's history of consistently applying a do***entation process to their "loan outs" and tape of her walking out of the store without paying and it's a short day in court actually?

1165 days ago
83.

Chris    

A California court can issue a subpoena that is valid in California, but in and of itself it's not valid across state lines. If Masha Markova doesn't live in or have substantial ties to California, a California subpoena for her isn't worth the paper it's printed on. The DA would have to get a court that DOES have jurisdiction over Ms. Markova to issue the subpoena, which could be very expensive and time-consuming. (The coatnapping happened in New York, I believe.)

1165 days ago
84.

Jordan    

@dreamon

That is right Danette Myers is not looking to prosecute other alleged crimes she just wants to introduce them to show pattern. It is more strategy because if the judge does not allow those alleged crimes into evidence he cannot allow lindsay's evidence from how she borrowed from other stores into evidence.

1165 days ago
85.

dreamon    

@Jordan.

Yes I see that. Well done, really. If Holley had any exculpatory evidence, don't you think she would have come up with that to avoid charges being laid at all? She wouldn't wait for a dramatic court moment would she? She would be about squelching the drama?

1165 days ago
86.

anyjoe    

@ Jordon 80

That seems reasonable put like that. I still don't think they can get Masha Markova to testify for the reasons given by #79 because I think she lives in England.

1165 days ago
87.

flora68    

Interesting to know that he original meaning of the term "martyr" is "witness". (And thank you Wikipedia.)

1165 days ago
88.

Paula    

"Psychiatric care", in the United States, is nearly nonexistent! I worked as a psych counselor...and, funding is cut, right, and left...there is a woefully inadequate number of effective, qualified mental-health professionals...and, most people choose to ignore that there is such a thing as "mental illness".

1165 days ago
89.

Paula    

Imagine that! She's a skank, AND a klepto!

1165 days ago
90.

Jordan    

You seem to be missing the fact that the Lawsuit filed for theft of the coat and damge to it from wearing it, and the pictures of Lindsay wearing it are a prior act.

The fact that she settled it and admitted no guilt is irrelevant. The Lawsuit and pictures will be used to further their contention that Lindsay has a history of theft.

Lindsay also has a do***ented history of lying to Police and denying she commited any of her prior acts which will demonstrate she refuses to accept responsibility for her actions.

That will all fit quite nicely with the D.A.'s theroy of the case of this theft.

Posted at 9:40 AM on Feb 9, 2011 by Lindsay's Coke Dealer

I agree 100% with you, but it is in Myers best intrest to more or less stick with the evidence from the jewlery store she is not looking to prosecute lindsay's other alleged crimes just bring them up to show pattern.

1165 days ago
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