Rihanna wants $1m borrowed jewellery back from cops

April 25th, 2009 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI  

Rihanna Washington, April 25 (ANI): Rihanna wants LAPD to return the nearly million-dollar worth jewellery taken into evidence for investigation in her alleged beating case.

The singer, who was allegedly punched, choked, and bitten by her former boyfriend Chris Brown before the Grammy’s, had borrowed the expensive accessories from four jewellers, who now want it back.

The R&B lady was said to have been trying to recover the bling from the officials since late March.

“Since there appears to be no evidentiary value to the continued holding of this jewelry … we respectfully [ask] the court to order the return of this property to [Rihanna] without further delay,” People magazine quoted her attorney Donald Etra as writing in a court request filed earlier this week.

“If the DA doesn’t need the items, and the LAPD doesn’t need the items, there’s no reason why they shouldn’t be returned,” Etra added.

Etra further said that the owners of the items would hold the 21-year-old responsible if the items were not returned and the total cost and damages for their late return could run up to more than 1.4 million dollars.

LAPD refused to comment and as per the court papers, there is yet to be a response for the requests of the jewellery’s return.

DA spokeswoman Sandi Gibbons said: “At this stage, we’re not even sure what evidence is going to be entered into the case. For now, we don’t have any further comment on this matter.”

Meanwhile, Brown, who pleaded not guilty to two felony counts, is due to return to the court on April 29. (ANI)

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