Alleged Oscar Thief Skates …
8/20/2019 10:42 AM PT
The guy who seemed, ON VIDEO, to swipe Frances McDormand‘s Oscar for Handiest Actress on the 2017 Academy Awards is walking away scot-free … TMZ has learned.
Legislation enforcement sources present us 47-year-old Terry Bryant is perchance no longer prosecuted. As for why … smartly, Bryant would possibly perchance perchance trust to aloof ship a grand stout thanks to Frances.
We’re suggested she used to be no longer prepared to cooperate with investigators, so a purchase pushed aside the general subject. Legislation enforcement sources present us Frances wasn’t appropriate down to work with police officers from the origin as a consequence of she used to be embarrassed by the general caper. She had merely left her Oscar to be engraved on the tip of the ceremony, after which it grew to change into into a entire media circus.
We’re suggested Frances did now not even must file a police story, however as a consequence of the Academy of Motion Photos undoubtedly owns the statuette … it used to be listed because the victim, no longer Frances. However, she used to be the glance and prosecutors wanted her testimony.
The D.A. tells us, “The District Attorney’s Put of enterprise nowadays suggested the courtroom that we’re unable to proceed at this time. The protection moved to dismiss the case, and Los Angeles County Superior Courtroom Opt Sam Ohta pushed aside it.”
It’s likely you’ll settle … Frances’ golden statue went lacking after the published when she used to be on the aid of the scenes talking to the media. Bryant used to be seen parading round with an Oscar that used to be later is named McDormand’s … and used to be at last arrested.
McDormand received the statuette for her portrayal in ‘Three Billboards,’ and in her story speech … she called on extra form in the alternate, from top to bottom.