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NBA Star Joe Johnson

Jeweler Billed Me $260k

For Crap I Never Bought!

9/30/2012 12:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0921_joe_johnson_tmz_composite2Brooklyn Nets guard Joe Johnson insists ... he's no jewel thief -- and now, he's lashing back against a lawsuit that says he stole $125,000 worth of bling from an Atlanta diamond dealer.

Aydin & Company filed a lawsuit against Johnson earlier this month, claiming the NBA star entered into a purchase agreement back in October 2010 for $125,500 worth of jewelry.

The items in question -- a white gold watch with diamonds, diamond beaded bracelet, black diamond stud earrings and a white gold bezel set rosary.

According to the suit, Johnson took the swag, but never foot the bill -- so Aydin's suing for the price of the jewelry PLUS legal fees, PLUS interest (which grows at a monthly rate of 2%) ... for a grand total of $266,333.05.

But sources close to Johnson tell TMZ ... the lawsuit is total B.S -- explaining, the owner of the store asked Johnson to wear the items on loan and allowed him to return them when he was done.

But when Johnson tried to give the items back, we're told the jeweler refused and slapped him with the bill instead.

Sources tell us, Johnson NEVER agreed to purchase the items and has since tried to return them on numerous occasions -- but no cigar.

A judge has yet to rule on the lawsuit.

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Phishie from Philly    

That's why the jeweler sent you a bill because you never paid for it. OK Lindsay Lohan want to be.
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Phishie from Philly

754 days ago
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Anonymous    

Why don't people ever bother to get this in writing? If I sold you something for $125,000, you can bet I would have a contract (even a bill of sale is considered a contract). I would also never lend anything that valuable without a clear contract stating it was supposed to be returned.

754 days ago
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lbs    

All that $ Joe "say it ain't so Joe!"

754 days ago
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slunkiinettos    

U shizeled dashed? U shouldz of melted dtahs gold and implanted dhas ices N doash grill thanz Uuu`s walkz onws N Dah hookers

754 days ago
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Purple Label    

If the jeweler cant produce a signed agreement they have nothing to stand on..

754 days ago
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