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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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511.

george fudge!    

She is a complete joke. When will this tramp hookup with Charlie Sheen? They are a match made for hell!

1294 days ago
512.

marknyc    

peculiar position of TMZ about this: the story is simple: it involves the real condition for a violation of the rights of publicity and that's the expectation of privacy, really simple like that. Now if it was intended for "news" , meaning that a news operator did it and filed it right away then there is room for discussions, but this was for the money, the store did it for the money and the store doesn't produce "news" for a living. So the store must pay the consequences. In fact LiLo is going after the store, not AP: and that's also important because usually is the "diffusion" of illegal material to make a case for infringement , but in this case LiLo will go after the store because they made money selling "illegal" material. Which is different.

1294 days ago
513.

suza271    

But Marknyc--Didn't Lindsay give up her expectation of privacy by entering into the store? She doesn't have a copyright on her image.

Also, the material isn't illegal. The store owns this tape. It is their property.

And, don't you think the store, the news outlets, and anyone else involved with this didn't have lawyers look the law on this over before selling it?

1294 days ago
514.

janet    

Lohan went from sueing for her "Likeness" over an e-trade commercial, it did not have anything to to with Lohan (take your ego an arrogence out of your ass)

Now she wants to sue the jewelery store (she was never in) yet, stole from, for making money off of her now "image" Lindsay Lohan didn't give permission to use her "image" for profit.

Likeness to image, both didn't work. What's next.

1294 days ago
515.

sharon    

she was in a public place, I don't see that there is any expectation of privacy, but I'm in another state & laws vary

1294 days ago
516.

Nikki    

One of my favorite FUTMZ post
Hope you dont mind

Meanwhile, Lindsay and Dad appear to be enjoying their outing. A stop at the snack bar to load up on Lindsay Lohan-brand popcorn (no butter - it IS dusted with some unidentified white powder, though - sugar?). Why can't she sit still? Odd.

1294 days ago
517.

dreamon    

Nice theory marknyc, but AP is licensing it for profit as well. Security cams are everywhere. The right to use the imagery without paying who ever is caught on film is well established.

Just a smokescreen. She should worry about a countersuit from the store for defamation, civil loss of property etc.

1294 days ago
518.

suza271    

On another note, did anyone just hear Charlie Sheens latest rant? He is definitely riding the crazy train.

1294 days ago
519.

Lucky_130    

Death to the TROLLS!

1294 days ago
520.

suza271    

@therock--I also 100% believe thats what happened. I don't think she went in there to steal. But, I also don't think she would have given the necklace back had she not been forced to.

1294 days ago
521.

janet    

At least Sheen has talent.

1294 days ago
522.

Nikki    

@FUTMZ do these, they really cracked me up
And if its ok can I post my all time favorite one?

Now, dinnertime! I believe I'll micro a package of Lindsay Lohan-brand Minute Pasta. What flavor? Hmmm... oh!! Linguine and (you guessed it) clam sauce. Bon appetite

1294 days ago
523.

Lucky_130    

Lindsay dosent know the difference between the puppy kissers and the baby slashers of the wicked world. She is lacking the direction and guidance that a highly evolved Vatican assassin could provide with the assistance of the infinite intelligence of the warlock mind.

1294 days ago
524.

Nikki    

@FUTMZ can I post my all time favorite from you?

1294 days ago
525.

suza271    

So...on TMZ live today Harvey said Lindsay is STILL adamant about not spending a day in jail.

They also said SCH, Meyers and the judge are meeting tomorrow about a plea deal.

1294 days ago
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