March 4, 2009 17:49
Jennifer Lopez fails to return loaned jewellery to owner
Singer accused of keeping borrowed bling
Jennifer Lopez has reportedly held on to $50,000 worth of diamonds that were on loan to her from a Swiss jeweller.
The singer borrowed the baubles from Robert Mouawad last week, and wore them to the launch of a fashion event in Barneys in Beverly Hills.
However, while stars such as Gwen Stefani and Ellen Pompeo returned their borrowed jewels the next day, Lopez’ manager Benny Medina reportedly called Mouawad to say she would be keeping the bling.
According to Page Six, an insider at Mouawad said "We received a call from Benny Medina, informing us that Jennifer was going to keep the jewelry. As far as Mr. Mouawad is concerned, Jennifer can have whatever she wants, but a premature demand seemed presumptuous."
Medina told Page Six that the offer was “very clear” and that Lopez was offered the goods in exchange for her appearance.
“There was an offer. It was very clear, She was the only celebrity whose name was on the invite. She would have done it for nothing. But this was how it was presented. It was quite a generous offer," he said.
--By our New York staff.
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