The infamous $2,500 necklace that actress Lindsay Lohan is accused of stealing from Kamofie & Co. Jewellers in Venice, California is reportedly being auctioned off for charity.

In a press release, store owners Geoff and Sofia Kaman have said of their move to auction:

“We have already publicly released the videotape which speaks for itself and accurately records the incident, and we believe the next step toward achieving closure is to donate the now-famous jewelry to charity. Thus, we have decided to sell the diamond necklace through auction, and give the proceeds to charity”.

But Lindsay’s mother, Dina Lohan, is not willing to let things slide away so easily as the Kaman’s recently sold the surveillance of the alleged theft without the family’s consent or knowledge:

“Once again, celebrities are faced with the possibilities of their normal daily activity being filmed and sold without their knowledge and their consent, and our family is looking into formal legal action,” Dina said.

Lindsay is currently facing grand theft charges for the theft of the diamond necklace. She is due to appear in court on Thursday to either take a plea deal or the case will go to trial. Sources close to the actress believe that she will choose door #2 — trial.

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