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Case closed on Lupita Nyong'o's Oscars dress

Police in California have closed the case on the mysterious disappearance of Lupita Nyong'o's Oscars dress after the designers decided against pressing charges.

The pearl-covered Calvin Klein frock worn by the 12 Years A Slave star to the recent Academy Awards ceremony disappeared from her room at The London West Hollywood hotel last month (Feb15), and a massive police hunt was launched to recover the garment.


Nyong'o's gown, which was estimated to be worth around $150,000, later turned up in a hotel restroom, and authorities believe the person who took it dumped it after discovering it was worthless on the black market.


A spokesperson for the West Hollywood Sheriff's Department has now confirmed the investigation is over because bosses at Calvin Klein have decided against pursuing a prosecution, telling New York Post column Page Six, "(The) manufacturers have taken possession of the dress and are non-desirous of prosecution. The case has been closed."