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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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61.

go home!    

Good for her. I want Lindsay to end up in jail, but the jewelery store is sleazy in my mind after selling this tape. They have lost all credibility and if i were on a jury, I would have to wonder if they set her up now, whereas before they sold this tape for $$, i wouldn't have wondered that. Way to go screwing up the prosecutions case Kamalfi, I will never shop in your store now because YOU interfered with this prosecution. IDIOTS.

1292 days ago
62.

themare    

And this is just one of the reasons people can't stand the sue happy Lohans. If Lindsay does not have a copyright on her image (which she doesn't) anyone can post pictures of her. Besides, this video is criminal evidence.If the Lohans sue the store, the store should sue the Lohans for defamation. The Lohans are the ugliest, most mean spirited people on the face of this earth. The smear campaign against the jewelry store has been disgusting from the beginning.

1292 days ago
63.

Caligirl    

Well, no surprise here. She has bills to pay and no one is going to hire her for quite some time so suing people is her new job. This girl has zero shame. ZERO.

1292 days ago
64.

Rikki Doxx    

Lohan is a sad person. Her career is on the ropes if not over. At least she's not whacking out like Charlie. As for the tape, if it was shown on a news show I don't think she has a claim. But if the store "sold" the tape for profit, then I think Lohan has a case. Just Saying.

1292 days ago
65.

Nessie    

Eventhough the store hurt the people's case by selling it, it's not illegal for them to sell it. They didn't need her permission, since it would have become public during the trial anyway. The store owns the footage, not her.
They normally wouldn't sell the security footage, because they don't want to harm their clients privacy, but since Lilo is never coming back there, they must have figured why not.

For that matter, I don't think any celeb or anybody else will step foot into that store due to all the negative publicity that surrounds them. I guess not all celebs are good for business.........

This will be a tough one to crack.

1292 days ago
66.

josh    

Is this chick serious? So you commit a crime on camera, and the people sell the tape to make up for the business you cost them with your front page news. If you recall the Owners did not want to even file chargers.

All they asked the police to do is return the necklace back to them. It was the D.A. who decided to file charge who people who say the necklace people set her up are fing dumbass who don't know what they are talking about.

So she cost the business a bunch of money since they are front page news. They decide to sell the tape WHAT A SHOCKER!, remember when O.J. went to jail for stealing his stuff back no one complained when that audiotape he sold to TMZ for 100k. Now people are like "OMG they sell the tape"

Yes they can and now she wants to sue them. This is a desperate effort just to get them to drop the case and linsday should be prevented from having any and all contact with them that includes sueing them. She should be thrown in jail for tampering with a witness

But no you people see her as "too cool for jail, jail is for hardcore people who can't belong in society" what the hell are you smoking. I've seen people thrown in jail and stay there for hell lot longer and less stuff for her. Shes just trying sway public opinion don't be fooled by this chick

1292 days ago
67.

dreamon    

"I knew that Lindsay would wind up owning this store.

Posted at 10:18 AM on Mar 8, 2011 by john smith
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Well, it would be the first thing that this renter of homes and borrower of cars ever DID own.

1292 days ago
68.

haha    

I think Lindsay just trying to get her press back from Charlie Sheen.

1292 days ago
69.

Chrissie    

The media can use her image ALL THEY WANT in the normal course of news reporting. No release necessary.

If a model release would be needed every time the media wanted to run a story, no magazines would ever be printed.

Syrely her lawyerrs must know the difference between commercial usage and news.

1292 days ago
70.

lisa2    


they are not profiting off her 'image' they are licensing newsworthy footage. case closed.

suing is the only LL can make money these days, that and becoming a goddess.

1292 days ago
71.

writingonthewall    

Next she'll be suing the county for releasing her booking photos.
I guess when you are a washed-up, used up, worn-out, used -to-be-child-actor you will get your dollars any way you can.
Keeping up Mom and Dad gets expensive. And the price of coke these days is OUTRAGEOUS!

1292 days ago
72.

reily    

Way to go mimi !! Lindsay has been totally exploited here . There was no need to release the tape except greed !! Why was the tape still in their hands anyway ? The police should have kept it until the case is closed. It is good to see LIndsay standing up for herself , showns she is getting control of her life back . I hope she sticks to it and takes this to trial if she can not get it thrown out .

1292 days ago
73.

*78    

She is so insane. She thinks she can go in a store and steal a $2,500 necklace and then say the people can't sell the video that they own? She doesn't own the necklace and she doesn't own the video, and she is phychotic. I hope she runs off a cliff soon to put us out of our misery from having to listen to her anymore.

1292 days ago
74.

Chaps    

Hey LiLoHo

Chuckles is taking apps, hear he pays his whores well! And all the crack you can smoke!

Your dream job! He also gets off on it if your BI - so you would fit right in!

1292 days ago
75.

Jay    

This kind of footage is sold to the media all the time. Banks and stores realese footage of people committing crims especially if the crime is high profiled.

So let me get this straight. If you are a famous robber such as the Barefoot bandit it’s ok for the media to obtain your footage and make money off of you but if your name is Lindsay Lohan it isn’t.

Anymore special treatment that this girl thinks she is entitled to?

We all know she gets to violate her probation numerous times and gets special jail treatment is there anything else?

1292 days ago
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