Lohan takes to Twitter to tell fans she would 'never steal'
Actress Lindsay Lohan, facing a felony grand theft charge for allegedly stealing a necklace from a Venice jewelry store, posted a message Thursday on her Twitter page saying she never steals.
The post comes a day after Lohan pleaded not guilty to the felony theft charge and was released on $40,000 bail. Her next court appearance is Feb. 23.
On Thursday afternoon, in a message that started by commenting on a character in a movie watching one of her movies, Lohan seem to address the case.
“…i just want to be on set again, and left alone to just work! fyi- i would never steal, in case people are wondering. I was not raised to lie, cheat, or steal.”
She then criticized media coverage of the tight, short white dress she wore to court Wednesday: “also, what i wear to court shouldn’t be front page news. it's just absurd. god bless xox L.”
Lohan is accused of taking a $2,500 necklace from Kamofie & Co. The Jan. 22 incident was captured on store surveillance video. She was already on misdemeanor probation for driving under the influence. That case has seen her jailed briefly three times.
Lohan recently underwent 90 days in rehab at the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage. Riverside prosecutors are reviewing allegations that she battered a Betty Ford technician last December during an altercation. Lohan has denied the allegation.
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Photo: Photographers and reporters swarm the Airport Courthouse as Lindsay Lohan arrives for a hearing on felony grand theft charges. Credit: Liz O. Baylen / Los Angeles Times