Rihanna could be getting her bling back from the Los Angeles Police Department soon.
Much to the relief of Rihanna, and the four companies that loaned her the jewelry, she is one step closer to getting the four confiscated pieces from the LAPD’s possession, TMZ reports.
Rihanna’s attorney, Donald Etra, released a statement to the Associated Press confirming that the borrowed trinkets will be returned to the singer so that she can return them to their rightful owners.
Before the decision was made, Etra had put in two written requests on April 7 and April 17, asking the judge appointed to the case to surrender the accessories so that the companies can restock their inventory as soon as possible, TMZ reported.
The resolution could not have come at a better time for Rihanna. In the three months since the alleged February 8 attack, the vendors were growing impatient and demanding that their merchandise be promptly returned, or that the pop princess foot the estimated $1.4 million bill.
According to the Los Angeles Times, Etra said Rihanna had signed a contract agreeing to return each piece to their respective owners the Monday after the Grammys. She was seen wearing the three rings and a pair of earrings at Clive Davis’ Pre-Grammy Party.
The prosecutors, Etra and Chris Brown’s attorney, Mark Geragos, have all come to the consensus that using photographs of the jewelry would suffice as evidence if and when the case goes to trial.
– Nadia Rodriguez