Over the weekend, it was reported that surveillance footage had been sold by the Venice, California, jewelry store accusing Lindsay Lohan of stealing a $2,500 necklace. And on Monday night (March 7), “Entertainment Tonight” aired the first snippets from the four security cameras, showing the actress trying on jewelry and texting.
The show, which has 45 minutes of footage, will air video of Lohan wearing the necklace in question during Tuesday’s show.
The surveillance videos were sold to The Associated Press by the jewelry store, Kamofie &Co.; the AP then licensed the footage exclusively to “Entertainment Tonight.” The website NecklaceVideo.com has been registered with the intention to post the full security footage online at a later date.
Lohan was charged with felony grand theft last month after allegedly taking the necklace from the store on January 22. The actress faces up to three years in prison if convicted. During another hearing last month, Judge Keith Schwartz told Lohan that she would definitely go to jail for probation violation if she accepts a plea deal of any kind.
“One of the things about me is that I treat everybody the same,” Schwartz warned the actress. “What I look to in sentencing is, ’What is the prior record?’ In this particular case, there has been so much speculation in the press [that] I’m just going to tell you a couple of things: If you plead in front of me, you are going to jail. There might be an issue about the amount of time, but if the case settles here, you will be going to jail.”
Lohan is due back in court on Thursday.