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SJP's Makeup Artist

I Didn't Steal Anything ...

I WAS SET UP

12/15/2012 1:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1215_sjp_makeup_artistSarah Jessica Parker's makeup artist -- who was busted in Norway for allegedly stealing sunglasses -- is telling friends she didn't steal JACK ... and the whole incident was set up so airport authorities could shake her down for a bribe.

Leslie Lopez is telling friends she was shocked when authorities randomly questioned her at the Oslo Airport gate on Wednesday. We're told they asked permission to search her bag (which she allowed) and that's when they told her they found a pair stolen sunglasses and accused her of shoplifting.

We're told authorities accused then demanded she cough up a $1400 fine or else. Our sources say Lopez only had $700 in cash and offered that in an attempt to put the situation to rest. After some teeth pulling, we're told they agreed.

We're told Lopez believes the fact that her "fine" was negotiable proves it was a set up.

Lopez is also telling friends she had spent TONS of money on expensive goods from other airport stores before the "sunglasses incident" and claims to have the receipts (including one for lipstick she allegedly also stole) ... so why would she need to steal sunglasses?

Sounds like a good question for Winona.

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Cheryl A.    

She's taking Lohan lessons. Not good!!

586 days ago
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Jordan    

The excuses that are given are not adding up. First she was not part of SJP team we know that was a lie. second The Nobel Peace Prize hired her we know that is a lie. Third SJP did not really know her we know that was a big lie. Now she is saying it was an airport shake down in Norway Not very believable. She also said she negotiated a $700 fine she has no proof that ever happened. What we do know she had Sunglasses she did not pay for in her bag, that sounds like a thief to me.

586 days ago
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Gingesoby    

In your first story about the lipstick she said she gave the lipstick back to a blond woman who worked at the store, some one else in the crew said they saw her give the lipstick back, NOW she said she bought it ???? Has receipt ??? Then why did she say she gave it back to the blond clerk at the store ?

586 days ago
19.

bruno    

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586 days ago
20.

bob    

Geez. what a lying sack of crap. Its Not like Norway is some banana republic.

586 days ago
21.

cherries    

c o c a i n e

586 days ago
22.

SPAM    

M'eh.

586 days ago
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seamus     

The Bitch Steals. End of Story. Many people with money steal and who the hell shops at the airport? Even if you are rich airports charge what 10 times what you would pay elsewhere.

586 days ago
24.

Christopher    

That wynona remark was just in bad taste. Shame on you tmz.

586 days ago
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Readerofthisgarbage    

This was Norway not some third world country that needs 700.00 What would W Ryder say? Same thing

586 days ago
26.

laffnbear    

Shows she is far brighter than L.L.
Much better story.

586 days ago
27.

Sally    

Id ahw was so efficient, she would have had a receipt for the sunglasses. Why should they set her up - she is not the celebrity!! Her excuse sounds phony to me.

586 days ago
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Truth    

PULEEEEZ.... THIS "THEFT FOR CASH" RELEASE DEAL IS NOTHING NEW. TONS OF RETAILERS DO THIS. SOME EVEN POST IT AS A WARNING AROUND THE STORE. YOU STEAL AN ITEM, STORE SECURITY HULLS YOU IN THE SECURITY OFFICE. THEY SHOW YOU SECURITY TAPES OF YOU STEALING ****. THEN ASK FOR $300-$400 AMOUNT TO LET YOU LOOSE. YOU PAY UP AND THEY LET U GO - NO JUDGE, NO CRIMINAL RECORD, NO COPS. IT'S THEIR WAY OF SAYING IT'S CHEAPER THAN GETTING A RECORD, GETTING FINED BY THE JUDGE, PROBATION, JAIL, AND HIRING A DAMN LAWYER. OTHERWISE THEY CALL THE PO-PO. YES, THEY DO NEGOTIATE. #TRUTH!!

586 days ago
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paul a.    

Norwegians shaking someone down for a bribe???? You obviously know nothing about the standard of living in that country. It is the highest in the world. Those guards poo more that $1400. Its not some banana 3rd world republic.
PS. I lived there for many years......

586 days ago
30.

LISA    

"Leslie Lopez is telling friends....". Time to get some better friends Leslie!

586 days ago
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