The Los Angeles District Attorney's office has decided not to lay charges against actress Lindsay Lohan, or her assistant, in connection with the theft from a friend's home over a week ago. The DA says there is not enough evidence in the case.
Reuters says police presented their report to the prosecutor's office this week after the 26-year old actress was questioned about the alleged theft of more than $6000 worth of property from a friend's home.
Reuters says LA County Deputy District Attorney Deborah L. Kranze wrote in her evaluation, "We do not have sufficient evidence to prove this case beyond a reasonable doubt." She adds that Lohan and the alleged victim had a "longstanding relationship," and that potential witnesses refused to be involved and no stolen property was found.
As Digital Journal told you yesterday, Lohan and her assistant, Gavin Doyle, had attended an all-night party at the Hollywood Hills home of millionaire Sam Magid over a week ago. TMZ reported that Magid called police when he discovered expensive watches and sunglasses worth an estimated $100,000 had gone missing.
But DA spokeswoman Sandi Gibbons tells Reuters, "According to evidence presented to us to review, the property loss was $6,400. None of it was jewelry." She says it included "$3000 in cash, four pairs of sunglasses, an iPod and some keys to two cars and a house."
Digital Journal also told you yesterday that Magid had withdrawn his complaint saying nothing was stolen, but that police were continuing their investigation.
Reuters says a spokesman for the actress issued a statement saying, "Lindsay is glad this matter has been cleared up so she can focus on her upcoming projects. It is unfortunate that many media outlets were quick to point fingers and jump to conclusions without having all the facts."
The Los Angeles Times says Lohan went on Twitter saying, "Whenever I'm doing great, people fabricate lies." "It's such a shame." But the post doesn't show up on her Twitter feed, so it may have been removed.
LiLo is still on probation until 2014 in connection with the theft of a necklace from a Venice, California jewelry store last year. If she had been charged in this latest incident, authorities could have revoked her probation and sent her to jail.