Theft charges against Paris dropped
16:30 04 February 2005
Paris Hilton's court case for reportedly stealing a copy of her own sex video from a newsstand has been thrown out.
Prosecutors said after investigating the alleged incident there was not enough evidence to convict the hotel heiress of petty theft.
A Los Angeles judge ruled it was unlikely a jury would be able to unanimously agree on a guilty verdict.
Legal proceedings were sparked last month after the blonde beauty spotted a display of her raunchy homemade porn movie 'One Night in Paris' while buying magazines from a Los Angeles street vendor.
The furious star - whose intimate video was originally leaked onto the internet in 2002 by ex lover Rick Solomon - was reportedly seen on CCTV footage, posted on America's Celebrity Justice website, grabbing the offending item and walking away.
Jerry Castro, an employee at Swing News in Hollywood told the show: "She threw 80 cents at me, took the video and said, "I'm taking this and I'm not buying it."
Soon after, Paris' younger sister, Nicky Hilton, defended her alleged actions, saying: "She did something anyone would have done in this situation. It's not a big deal. I think this guy is trying to get some publicity for his newsstand."
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