Lindsay Lohan’s outing to Kamofie & Company not only led to criminal charges against the actress but now may be the center of a civil lawsuit filed by Lindsay or her family.
Outraged over the selling of the surveillance video showing Lindsay in the store, Lindsay’s mother Dina tells RadarOnline.com exclusively that they are considering a lawsuit against the shop.
RadarOnline.com broke the story that Kamofie & Co. sold the surveillance tape for more than $35,000, divvying up the rights for TV, the Web, the U.S. and abroad. A spokesperson for the store told RadarOnline.com that business had been hurt by the Lindsay controversy. The same spokesperson was quoted by the New York Post saying: “There was no profit motive here. The purpose was to get people off their back.”
But the No Profit Motive argument is ridiculous as the store is receiving a large percentage of sales from the broker they used to distribute the tape, multiple sources confirmed to RadarOnline.com.
And now, Lindsay’s mom says the selling of the tape has the Lohan family ready to sue.
Dina Lohan told RadarOnline.com exclusively: “Once again, celebrities are faced with the possibilities of their normal daily activity being filmed and sold without their knowledge and their consent, and our family is looking into formal legal action.”
And Dina’s attorney, Stephanie Ovadia, told RadarOnline.com exclusively: “I’ve been contacted by the family, and we are investigating the situation and looking into the unauthorized use of an image, invasion of privacy, unjust enrichment, and other possible legal avenues.”
Lindsay is facing a felony grand theft charge from her Kamofie & Co. outing. Prosecutors say she walked out of the story without paying for a $2,500 necklace. RadarOnline.com broke the story that she was under investigation for theft and a search warrant had been issued for her home.
Prosecutors are unhappy about Kamofie & Co. selling the tape. “You like to present your evidence in the courtroom,” John Lynch, a Los Angeles district attorney said.
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