(LOS ANGELES) — Lindsay Lohan will not be prosecuted for a reported theft that occurred at a Hollywood Hills home a week and a half ago.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office on Tuesday cited insufficient evidence as the reason why it will not pursue charges against Lohan, who was a guest at the home at the time of the alleged Aug. 18 incident.
Lohan was considered a suspect along with her assistant, Gavin Doyle, and another man named Andrew Payan. The D.A.’s office says Doyle told police that some items were taken from the home of Sam Magid, but he refused to say who the thief was.
TMZ.com reported this week that $100,000 worth of watches and sunglasses were stolen.
Prosecutors say Magid, “did not identify any of the suspects and the potential eyewitnesses have refused to become involved.” They further note that Magid and Lohan “have had a longstanding relationship.”
Following Tuesday’s announcement, a rep for the Mean Girls star said in a statement, “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.”
But Lohan may not be completely out of trouble just yet. TMZ reported early Tuesday that the Santa Monica Police Department suspects she lied to them about the circumstances of her rear-ending a semi-truck back in June.
Lohan is currently on informal probation in connection with a 2011 stolen necklace case.
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