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Alleged Oscar Thief Pleads Not Guilty

"What’s the value of an Oscar?" Attorney Daniel Brookman asked, then suggested it’s not possible to prove felony grand theft.

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LOS ANGELES (KNX1070) - Lawyers and a spiritual advisor for a man accused of stealing one of Hollywood's biggest awards came to his defense and he has pleaded not guilty to grand theft of an Oscar.

"What’s the value of an Oscar?" Attorney Daniel Brookman asked and suggested it’s not possible to prove felony grand theft against Terry Bryant.

On Sunday Bryant was seen on Facebook posing with a gold statue.  He'll was in court to answer for the crime of felony grand theft of an Oscar. LAPD spokeswoman Officer Rosario Herrera, says Bryant was arrested Sunday night on suspicion of felony grand theft at the Governors Ball.

Rabbi Naomi Levy says Bryant may have been seeking his 15 minutes of fame. 

Judge Deborah Brazil waived bail requirement for Bryant. He signed a document promising to appear for his next court date on Mar. 28. 

“There’s a difference between holding an Oscar, and what he’s charged with,” says private attorney hired to defend Terry Bryant says:

The trophy was awarded to Frances McDormand for Best Actress  --- and she reportedly didn't want to make a big deal of the heist.  But the Academy did. Oscars remain the property of the Academy, even after being awarded.

RELATED: McDormand Couldn't Press Charges if She Wanted To

Terry Bryant, 47,  has a past criminal record in the state of New York. 

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