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Lindsay Lohan almost left jewelry store with diamond earring, saleswoman testifies

April 22, 2011 | 10:57 am

A Venice jewelry store worker testified Friday that four days before a necklace was stolen, allegedly by Lindsay Lohan, the actress almost walked out of the shop with a diamond earring in her ear.

Tinelli Comsooksri testified that Lohan tried on a pair of earrings Jan. 18 and put one down but left one in her ear. As Lohan was leaving, the store employee testified, "I reminded her she had one earring in."

Comsooksri, who works at Kamofie and Co., said Lohan replied, "She was sorry."

The sales assistant said that after the incident, she emailed her bosses to inform them about what happened.

Deputy Dist. Atty. Danette Meyers told Judge Stephanie Sautner she was introducing the incident to show evidence of intent in the theft of a necklace Jan. 22. Lohan faces grand-theft charges in connection with the stealing of the necklace.

The actress has been adamantly opposed to a plea deal offered by a prior judge that would have sentenced her to no more than 90 days in jail.

"Ms. Lohan has maintained her innocence from the moment this case was filed, and she has never wavered," her attorney, Shawn Holley, said recently. "Though many advised her to follow the safe route by taking 'the deal,' the truth is, Ms. Lohan is innocent; she has a strong defense, and we are confident that a jury will listen to the evidence fairly and acquit her."


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Photo: Lindsay Lohan arrives for a preliminary hearing at Los Angeles County Superior Court in L.A. on Friday. Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times