Two Warhols Damaged During Bad First Date
- Author: Joey Payne Dec 29, 2017,
Dec 29, 2017, 0:38
The damaged Warhol paintings were each valued at $500,000, putting the total cost of damage at $1.5million, although the charging documents state the damage to the artwork was '$300,000 or greater'.
"Lindy Lou Layman "intentionally and knowingly" damaged multiple pieces of artwork" by Andy Warhol on December 23, said the New York Daily News. So, he called a second Uber driver, and Layman showed aggression toward that driver. "Luckily those weren't damaged", Buzbee added. Matters are said to have 'devolved' after Layman refused to leave, with the woman instead hiding inside the attorney's home. "She also pulled a Renoir and a Monet off the wall".
Once he found her, he said he tried calling a second Uber. That didn't work either: Layman acted aggressively toward the driver, prosecutors said, and then went back into the attorney's home, yelling: "I'm not leaving", according to KTRK.
Prosecutors say Buzbee told investigators that Layman, a freelance court reporter by trade, got too drunk on their date, so he called her an Uber after they returned to his $9million mansion in River Oaks.
That is the point at which she supposedly poured red wine on his depictions and scammed them the divider, at that point tossed his models on the ground.
"It's not the first time I've had guests at a party of mine over imbibe", the attorney said, via the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
Layman was taken to Harris County jail where she was then released after posting a bond of $30,000. Attendees paid between $5,400 and a quarter of a million dollars to come.