Giving you the updates & lowdown on all things posh, ladies & gents we thought why leave luxury scandals & crimes out of the picture! From high profile jewel thefts, to stealing designs, racist outbursts, the world of posh and its inhabitants make for really interesting stories. So straighten up your gossip bone and get scrolling to learn how shoplifting, robbery and looting of million $$$ can lead to karmic cleanse.
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Ladies and Gentlemen! Welcome to Luxury Crimes Part 1
A rather scandalous report on the ahem ahem acts committed by people we tend to religiously provide with biased love. Following is a short study where we cover (in not so great detail) the perpetrators of theft and some well-to-do victims of outrageous heists! Oceans 8, 11, 12 all in one. The saying does go ‘karma is a b***h’ but karma is actually a teacher. The following individuals would certainly vouch for that. Luxury crimes alright but the incidents did result in a karmic cleanse where the ‘perpetrators’ and ‘victims’ turned a new leaf.
Disclaimer- No member of the Le Hedonist team finds the following luxury crimes glamorous, indulgent or seeks to show any individual in any kind of light. No member of ‘LH’ supports such behaviour and no member has any intention of preaching what is right or wrong. The article was written for the sole purpose of being a good leisure read and also to increase your general knowledge on such issues. With all due respect, members of the LH team are more concerned with global warming, mountaineering, weight and sparse eyebrows.
Stranger things happens in 2001!
A lady never swears, a lady is always proper, a lady….SHUT UP! A lady does whatever the hell she wants to do. Quite literally whatever in Lindsay Lohan’s and Winona Ryder’s case. These are old tales, the shoplifting scandals of the said ladies but the thing is some old tales never really get that old.
In 2001 Winona Ryder was arrested for stealing $5,500 worth of clothes and accessories from Saks Fifth Avenue in Beverly Hills. Looking back the actress recalls the entire incident as a karmic event that truly saved her. She was already spiraling down and this was the one shock she needed to stop and get back to reality.
LH verdict- Winona you’ve paid your dues and done your time. You’re reviving your career so leave the past in the past. Kudos girl!
Lindsay came, Lindsay saw Lindsay conquered her conquest!
Mean girl Lindsay Lohan notorious for abusing drugs and alcohol landed herself in much trouble in 2011. She allegedly walked out of Kamofie jewellery boutique in Los Angeles wearing a $2,500 necklace. She was later arrested when photographic and video evidence of her wearing the necklace (which was missing) appeared. However she claimed she didn’t steal it, she borrowed it. Borrowed it? Really? Damn gurl! ya still needs to pay fo dat! Regardless she still went to jail on a reduced sentence.
LH verdict – Interviewer – Did you steal the necklace? / Lindsay – No, but i can steal your man if i want to.
Oh real mature miss Lohan.
Kim and the theft that universe conspired in
While we are at the topic of theft let’s talk about some famous victims. Kim Kardashian West went to Paris in October 2016 and sadly got robbed. She narrated a harrowing incident, where she was tied, taped and robbed at gunpoint. The robber’s loot includes, the 20-carat emerald cut diamond ring worth 4 million approximately, Lorraine Schwartz diamond earrings, two diamond Cartier bracelets, a gold and diamond Jacob necklace, a gold Rolex.
In an interview with People Kim said “I think they robbed me of 5 million dollars. Then they left on the run.”. Yes they did Kim, they did. Later Kim appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres chat show where she pulled a Winona Ryder and claimed that the incident was meant to happen to her because she was previously very materialistic. It humbled her and also made her more cautious on social media.
Kim isn’t the only member of the Kardashian/Jenner clan to have been a victim of theft. Earlier this year Kendall Jenner’s house was burglarized and jewellery worth $200,000 was stolen. It was especially sad for the super model because the stolen goods apparently held a lot of sentimental value. However the plot thickened when the police suspected that the burglary could have been an inside job which could make it ‘theft’.
LH verdict- Kardashians and Jenners you may be prone to theft, robbery, stalking and general hate so do be careful. Cheers!
Before we wrap up, we’d like to give an honourable mention to ‘The Bling Ring’. Which was basically a group of eight teenagers who went on a spree and burglarized the homes of celebrities in California, their booty was worth $3 million. The crimes set aside the teenagers themselves were so amusing and atrocious, Sofia Coppola decided to make a movie on them.
The teenagers have done their time in jail and claim to be reformed humans but what they did will always be in the books of luxury crimes and the world’s stack of films by Sophia Coppola. In the meanwhile a new Bling Ring is plaguing Hollywood Celebs. Get all the details here. Nicki Minaj, former Laker Nick Young, Emmy Rossum, Jaime Pressly, Amber Rose, Hilary Duff, David Spade, singer Jason Derulo — all were burgled between February and September. Rapper A$AP Rocky had $1.5 million in jewelry stolen from his Beverly Grove home, while Alanis Morissette lost $2 million in jewels from her Brentwood abode.
LH verdict- What were you people smoking? Miss Coppola you too
We have reached the end of this read but the question is…will humanity be safe from such crimes? or are there more Kendall Jenner pepsi ads out there (which was a crime against logical thinking) What luxury crimes will you be reading for leisure next?