OF COURSE VICTORIA GOTTI THINKS SHOPLIFTER LINDSAY LOHAN WAS “SET UP”
Victoria Gotti either showed her ignorance or her contempt for honesty when she talked about Lindsay Lohan with the NY Post’s Andrea Peyser. Lindsay is Victoria’s first choice to play her in a movie about the Gotti family starring John Travolta as John “Junior” Gotti. Andrea asked Victoria if she thought Lindsay was guilty of stealing the necklace. “Absolutely NOT!” declared the mafia moll. “This is a case where someone needs a lot of P.R.” she snorted, referring to the jewelry store where Lindsay was accused of shoplifting. The absurd idea that accusing a celebrity of shoplifting will enhance a store’s image or increase business has been floated by Lindsay’s defense. In fact, the LAST thing a retailer wants to do is catch a celebrity shoplifting because they WANT celebrity customers and it’s awkward and embarrassing. Remember, Saks Fifth Avenue didn’t charge Winona Ryder with stealing until she’d done it so many times they had no choice. And Barneys knew she shoplifted and NEVER reported her. Stores do NOT relish negative publicity, spending hours in court, or offending celebrities and their friends. That’s why MOST celebrity shoplifters get away with it. We commend the store for standing up for their rights!