Brother Records, Inc. Claims Stolen Beach Boys Memorabilia on the Block
Los Angeles, CA -- The Beach Boys corporate entity, Brother Records, Inc., has notified London auction house CooperOwen that the 28 lots of memorabilia that are reported to be sold through live auction on October 27, 2005, was actually stolen from The Beach Boys. A criminal investigation has already commenced by the Los Angeles Police Department. The FBI and Interpol may also become involved in that investigation. Brother Records has made it clear that, in addition to the ongoing criminal investigation, it intends to file a civil lawsuit in the U.S. and the U.K. against CooperOwen and the individual seller of the memorabilia, as well as anyone who purchases any of the memorabilia at the auction.
Edwin F. McPherson, McPHERSON & KALMANSOHN, LLP
1801 Century Park East, 24th fl., Los Angeles, California 90067
phone: (310) 553-8833 / fax: (310) 553-9233
The offending items are viewable on the auction house website, starting from lot #146. Cream of the crop here.