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posted on Nov, 2 2002 @ 11:54 AM
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The trial of Winona Ryder is still going on today 10/29 which is her 31st B-day. She still maintains her innocence and claims she was unjustly harassed by Store Security...

But how do you feel ?

Is Winona just another rude and spoiled Hollywood Celeb flaunting the rules and deserves to have the book thrown at her...

OR....

Is she a troubled young woman in need of Major League help and a good sitdown talk ?

Personally, I feel sorry for the little nitwit. She's had some psychological trouble in her youth and her parents really did'nt raise her right. Although I don't care for most of her flicks and politics but the Chrisitan/Buddhist in me wants to reach out and give her a good hug...




posted on Nov, 2 2002 @ 04:09 PM
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Make sure and check for your wallet after you give her that hug!



posted on Nov, 6 2002 @ 06:59 PM
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She won't be found guilty. Eight of twelve jurors are either freinds or somehow in a movie with her. Some are producers, others extras, one I think was even a co star. Saw it on Fox News. I can't believe this, of all the people to choose, they pick a bunch of her freinds and co workers. Sounds rigged to me.



posted on Nov, 6 2002 @ 07:11 PM
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Actress Winona Ryder Found Guilty of Shoplifting
59 minutes ago
By Jill Serjeant

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (Reuters) - After all the hype, all the insinuation and a defense conspiracy theory that could only have been written in Hollywood, actress Winona Ryder (news) was convicted on Wednesday of shoplifting from one of the most posh stores in Beverly Hills.


A jury that included at least three people from the entertainment industry convicted the "Age of Innocence" star of walking out of Saks Fifth Avenue last December with shopping bags stuffed full of $5,500 in designer tops, handbags, glittery rhinestone hair bows and socks.


Prosecutors, who suggested that Ryder may have stolen for thrills, said they would not seek jail time for the 31 year-old actress when she is sentenced on Dec. 6, although the charges carry a possible prison sentence of up to three years.


The jury found her guilty of grand theft and vandalism but not guilty of commercial burglary. That charge required proof that she had gone to the store intending to steal.


Ryder did not testify in her own defense during a humiliating six-day trial, where her haul of ripped silk tops and leather handbags costing up to $700 each were put on display for all to see.


The "Girl, Interrupted" star, whose career has been on hold during the 10 months since her arrest, looked tense but poised in a standing-room-only courtroom as the verdicts were read.


She was whisked out of court and away from the media but her publicist told Reuters her car was followed by news helicopters and paparazzi.


Ryder later issued a one-sentence statement thanking her family, friends and supporters for standing by her.


Why a rich celebrity should commit such a tawdry crime was left to guesswork. "I cannot get inside her head. She may have been stealing for the thrill of it, or to see if she could get away with it," trial prosecutor Ann Rundle told a news conference on Wednesday.


Los Angeles District Attorney Steve Cooley said he hoped the court would "address the problems of the defendant that may have led her to engage in the criminal conduct of which she now stands convicted."


Ryder's flamboyant attorney, Mark Geragos, also declined to address the waiting media throng. His defense case was based on an elaborate alleged conspiracy involving planted evidence, perjury by Saks staff and singling out Ryder as a target because of her celebrity.

But Geragos' main defense witness left with the courtroom reeling with laughter. The witness, a former Saks employee, testified that a Saks security manager had vowed to "nail" Ryder and would "make the evidence" to convict her.

Under cross-examination, the witness admitted an unresolved personal grievance with Saks which led to a lawsuit and the store taking out a trespass warning against him.

NO DIRECTOR, NO RECEIPTS, NO OPEN ACCOUNT

Rundle dismissed the defense case during the trial as "a story that could only have been written in Hollywood."

The prosecution's case against Ryder was overwhelming. It featured a 90-minute surveillance video of Ryder roaming around the store, dressed in a long coat, and struggling with multiple shopping bags while piling merchandise over her arm or under a garment bag.

The most damaging testimony came from a Saks security guard who testified to seeing Ryder in a Saks dressing room -- not trying on designer gowns but kneeling on the floor with a bleeding finger, snipping security tags off handbags, wrapping up socks in tissue paper and hiding them in her shopping bags.

Four witnesses testified how polite, calm and apologetic Ryder had been after her arrest, claiming first that she thought her assistant had paid for the goods and then claiming she had been told by her director to shoplift in preparation for a movie role.

The "director" was never found. Most of the Saks witnesses did not recognize Ryder -- some thought her a homeless woman.

There were no receipts for the 20 items found in Ryder's bags and strapped under her coat. No evidence was offered about an account at the store that had been "left open."

Rundle said the prosecution would ask for "probation, community service and restitution to Saks" rather than jail time for Ryder. "I find Ms. Ryder to be very nice. This was never about her character, only her conduct."

Rundle denied that the district attorney's office had devoted extra resources to the case because of Ryder's celebrity.



posted on Nov, 7 2002 @ 08:03 PM
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YYYYYEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That b*tch got caught! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!



posted on Nov, 9 2002 @ 02:10 PM
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I like Winona Ryder..I always have and this really doesnt change it..many people steel...i dont get why she would have too but whatever...she is an acteress, and a good one..so shes still kool in my book!

OrionSirius



posted on Nov, 10 2002 @ 10:53 AM
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Apparently, there is evidence that could lead to other convictions and Ms Ryder, far from having made a great career move, may be in trouble.
She should have followed OJ and chosen a bigger crime.



posted on Nov, 13 2002 @ 12:30 PM
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all i can say about her is that i'd love to have sex with her and the fact that she's a convict turns me on even more.



posted on Nov, 14 2002 @ 06:56 PM
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Here here General. Can she wear the stripe jumpsuit? Or an orange one?





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