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Lindsay's Jeweler

Shops Book Deal!

3/16/2011 6:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The jewelry store that was allegedly victimized by Lindsay Lohan has been shopping a book deal ... TMZ has learned ... and it's becoming a nightmare for prosecutors.

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The publicist for Kamofie & Co. contacted Sharlene Martin, a literary agent, early last week and said his client -- the owners of Kamofie -- wanted to do a book deal.  Martin told the agent the necklace incident "was a moment, not a book."

Martin, who specializes in crime-related books, told the publicist, "You shouldn't waste any literary agent's time.  Call the Enquirer if you want."

Kamofie has already sold the surveillance video, and the latest effort makes the victim look so mercenary, it could jeopardize the prosecutor's case.

UPDATE: A rep for Kamofie & Co. tells us, "We have no book deal pending."

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MrManny    

Goes to show you that this company are straight up crooks! Lindsay needs help but because of this whole PR of the court they got their name out and now milking everything from it.

1262 days ago
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jwoolman    

Meme at #190:
"Yes I saw they were asked repeatedly for the tape but if it were me (and maybe this is why I don't understand them) I would say "No, criminal case, wait for the trial".

In the United States, it's common practice for surveillance tapes to be immediately sold to the media - whether or not the person has been arrested, and certainly before any trial. We see them frequently on the evening news. That's why when Americans like Lindsay & Company and Lindsay's lawyer yammer on about how appalling it all is and how this will destroy the prosecution's case - they are being deliberately misleading. They know how it works here, selling the surveillance tape to the media NEVER affects a later trial. Never. Why would it? Evidence is evidence. Being able to see it in advance won't even "taint a jury". There are many, many people who hardly know who Lindsay Lohan is and also aren't likely to view videos like this online or see it on tv, especially in the age group most likely to be available for jury duty. She's not even the top story in most tabloid sites. Even so, the jury selection doesn't require no knowledge of the case - the prosecution and defense will be trying to eliminate people with particular opinions in general that might make their respective chores more difficult. Bet the defense will try to eliminate anybody with direct experience with a shoplifter...

It actually is amazing that the store waited so long. Other countries keep more of a lid on things until after a trial, so maybe that's why it seems odd to you. But here, the media just descends on everything like a pack of rats and they will indeed become quite bothersome very quickly. Imagine media from around this very large country badgering these folks for the tape... I imagine it's been rather an unhappy experience for the store owners. This is not the kind of publicity any store wants, despite the hysterical accusations by the Lohans.

This particular store might not have sold the tape at all if Lindsay & Company hadn't been so vicious toward them, considering how long they held on to it. It was the Lohans who were trumpeting "The video shows Lindsay is Linnocent! The store set her up!" all over the place, their activities really are in the attempted jury-tainting category. The store hasn't been looking for publicity, but the media have been bothering them to the point of losing sales (people shopping for jewelry hesitate to come into a store with photographers hanging around... heck, that would deter me from entering a grocery store!). This doesn't seem to be some huge corporation, but just a little store with owners who are actually involved with the day to day running of it. I'm surprised they sold it for so little, since it's of national interest. So I'm inclined to think that although they were happy to get some compensation - they just wanted someone else to deal with it and the media aggravation. Notice that it was their publicist who inquired about a "book deal", he or she was just checking out options for the future (which is his or her job, considering all the bad publicity the obnoxious Lohans have generated for the store).

Regardless, these people have not tried to say anything bad about Lindsay despite all the awful things she and her family/friends have been saying about them. All they seem anxious to do is confront the insane accusations against their store in the gentlest way possible - namely, just letting people see the tape for themselves. Perfectly normal and legal in the USA.

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