Winona Ryder’s publicist has blasted reports the actress has been caught up in another shoplifting scandal as “not accurate”. The Heathers star, who was convicted of stealing $6,000 (GBP3,000) worth of clothes from a Saks Fifth Avenue store in Beverly Hills in 2002, reportedly tried to leave a Hollywood pharmacy with make-up items she hadn’t paid for. Staff members claim the actress appeared stunned when security bosses confronted her as she left the CVS store and set alarms off. A pharmacy worker reveals, “A security guard stopped her and found make-up she hadn’t paid for.” The actress, 36, allegedly insisted she had no idea how the items ended up in her bag. According to U.S. tabloid the National Enquirer, Ryder returned the items and the police were not called to the store. But the actress’ publicist has dismissed the story, stating, “There’s no truth to this. It’s not accurate.” [Contact Music]
‘Sticky fingers’ Winona Ryder in new shoplifting scandal, claims magazine
A shopping trip has put Winona Ryder in the news again.
The 36-year-old actress was spotted leaving a Hollywood store with make-up on her that she hadn’t paid for, according to a US report.
Actress Winona made headlines six years ago, when at the peak of her career she was convicted of shoplifting £3,000 worth of clothing from a Saks Fifth Avenue in Beverly Hills.
Now in a new incident, according to America’s National Enquirer magazine, the Girl Interrupted star recently set off the security alarm at Hollywood CVC Pharmacy after making several purchases.
According to the publication, when she left the store, she set off an alarm that drew the attention of a security guard.
A store employee is quoted as saying: “Winona had a bag of stuff, but she set off the theft alarm when she left the store.
“When a security guard stopped her, he found make-up she had not paid for.”
And when she was asked about the make-up, Winona answered: “I don’t know how that happened.”
The store employee added: “We took unpaid items back and she left the store.”
Winona’s publicist at first denied the incident took place. But when told a store employee had confirmed it, said she would check with her again.
In Winona’s past shoplifting scandal back in 2002, she claimed as part of her defence that she stole from a Beverly Hills store to prepare for a film role.
But the court found her guilty, and she was sentenced to three years probation and 480 hours of community service. [DailyMail]
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