The jewelry store from which Lindsay Lohan allegedly stole a necklace worth $2,500 has reportedly sold the surveillance footage for $35,000 to an American TV network.
CCTV cameras at Kamofie & Co in Venice Beach, California, recorded Lohan, 24, trying on the necklace in question, and the footage was expected to be used as evidence against the actress.
The sale could undermine the prosecution’s case against the Mean Girls star, who is pleading not guilty to the felony grand theft charge.
She has consistently claimed she was offered the necklace as a loan by the store, which the store denied.
But if the prosecution calls a representative from Kamofie & Co to the stand, the fact that the store sold evidence vital to the case could discredit their testimony.
Entertainment Tonight has announced that they are now in possession of the surveillance footage and intend to air the video live on their news show.
Kamofie & Co are understood to have approached a number of U.S. and European media outlets in an attempt to generate a bidding war.
During Lindsay’s latest court hearing last month, Judge Keith Schwartz made it clear that any plea deal offered to the actress would unquestionably involve jail time.
Lohan instead chosen to face trial over the charge and is next due back in court on Thursday.
When approached by the MailOnline Kamofie & Co today refused to comment on their decision to sell the surveillance footage to the press.
A lawyer for Lohan did not return calls.