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Lohan to Sue Jewelry Store Over Surveillance Tape

3/8/2011 2:43 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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.

Lindsay Lohan Surveillance Tape

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."

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tink981    

I think she just needs to stay home. Stop going shopping, stop going clubbing. If you aren't doing anything, they can't accuse of anything. She makes it so easy for people to target her.

1235 days ago
17.

sean    

WOW JUST WOW.Why is it o.k for her to steal from a store and then her mother can sell her interviews for $15,000 each .Cocpiracy to profit from illegal acts is a fedral crime.Team Lohan RICCO

1235 days ago
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@markl17    

Lindsay, you'll never win this one! No one has any reasonable expectation to privacy while shopping in public. You were not taped while in the bathroom or a changing room. The store owns the tape and they can sell or show it to anyone they want. I'm sure Shawn C. Holley will appreciate the money to sit with you and explain the same thing.

1235 days ago
19.

Sonja    

So do all the paps and TMZ pay her for their pics or footage? How about TruTV filming her going into court? She'll never win this lawsuit.

1235 days ago
20.

Sue    

Why shouldn't the store profit from the tape ??

There will be no jury to worry about, the Judge makes the decision.

Lindsay is missing the point about all this. It proves she took the necklace, and
shows the world it is a theft.

STUPID IS AS STUPID DOES

1235 days ago
21.

dimes    

Of course she wants to sue. It's her only source of income these days.

1235 days ago
22.

Phreaky    

Has anyone else here noticed that anytime a poster posts here with a woman's name (Nicole, Susan, Kate, Mimi,) they're a Trollhan?

Not very creative for a showbusiness family, Trollhan.

Posted at 9:54 AM on Mar 8, 2011 by lou
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They are professional "paid" posters, higher by PR firms and such.

1235 days ago
23.

Prancy    

She was in a public place. No expectation of privacy. This girl gets more like her dad everyday. I bet he's a proud poppa.

1235 days ago
24.

Phreaky    

Make that "hired" - geez just reading about about this idiot rubs off.

1235 days ago
25.

Janie    

Maybe, I should sue Walmart for providing that tape of me (on the periphery of the store) while there was a klepto on the loose?

Lohan has no expectation of privacy, while in a store. Her attorneys are doing the usual: deflect and obfuscate.

1235 days ago
26.

Holly    

Oh please Lindsay! Your lawyer orchestrated the deal.

1235 days ago
27.

Olivia3100    

Paint a mustache and glasses on her image!
We will never know it's the alleged thief!
Lindsay....Darling....
you can put make-up on a pig and make it look ever so charming
but it will still be a pig!!!
All of these gossipy smoke clouds trying to cover up the issue...
Lindsay was caught on video stealing!!

Also...
Anyone else wonder if there was anything suspicious about the sale and if it can be connected to anyone in the enabling camp of LL?

1235 days ago
28.

dreamon    

An empty threat. More smoke screen.

1235 days ago
29.

Glory Bee    

Question to V, (who seems to be among the most informed here), While it is true a store can record you when you enter their place of business, ARE THEY LEGALLY entitled to sell your image? Just asking. The store keeps looking shadier all the time. And the point made by Mimi, about an employee loaning it and then claiming theft to cover their mistake rings true to me. I thought the same thing. And STILL wishing the best for Miss Lohan.

1235 days ago
30.

Cherie    

Oh that LieHo...She always has a million tricks up her sleeve, doesn't she? She's a HUSTLER just like her sleazy parents.

1235 days ago
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