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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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DeeMaree    

There is a reason airports ask you if your bag has been out of your possession. Its so they can plant stolen merchandise in it then fake fine you. Oh wait, hubbie just said its in case someone sticks an explosive device in your bag. Never mind.

574 days ago
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R. Cortez    

Why add a poorly constructed lie to an already foolish act ?

574 days ago
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sweetthang    

she is known for hanging out with Rick Ross also along with Lil'Wayne

574 days ago
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Twiz    

It wasnt me . . . It was the one armed man . . .

574 days ago
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Connecticut Sam    

Yes, she was set up.

574 days ago
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Peter Sc    

I wonder why celebs want to visit Norway. If you read this site, you will learn that a lot of celebs have been arrested for "drug use" in Norway and they are always vicitims for huge fines.

If you then discover that it was a man with Norwegian origins who invented the "Jante Laws" you can guess that the Noweigian people don't like celebs just because they are celebs.

That is the reason. The assistant was close to a celeb and if they couldn't take the celeb down they got the second best - a friend. It was certainly a setup.

574 days ago
52.

Addie    

Set up? I don't think so!

574 days ago
53.

megitor    

Um...maybe Winona?

574 days ago
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J4X    

Yeah, Oslo airport security is notorious for shakedowns. And SJP doesn't look like Clydesdale.

574 days ago
55.

Mee    

How can you argue against a store camera showing you took it ? Not once but twice sunglasses and lipstick and God knows what else that was not caught.
GIRL NEEDS HELP

574 days ago
56.

Luna    

Seems like she been to the the lindsay lohan school of lies and excuses.

573 days ago
57.

Julies    

Best Case scenario: She is so self-important that making certain items she leaves the shop with have been paid for is not of her concern.
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Worst Case scenario: This is the first time she dealt with people who expected to be paid for merchandise taken and didn't feel afraid to say so.

573 days ago
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AuntieShawna    

Wynona is a country singer; Winona is the actress that was caught shoplifting some years ago. Who wrote this?

573 days ago
59.

Tom    

LOL, yes, police in corrupt Norway shake her down for bribes. Then they confirm to media she was fined for shoplifting, as part of the cover-up?

573 days ago
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KicksandGiggles    

I have a change of heart: This poor woman is charged with making the face of SJP decent. And in that regard, I think she should be given all the freaking glasses her hard working calloused make up hands can carry.

573 days ago
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