Anne Hathaway’s jewelry is to be auctioned off.
The ‘Devil Wears Prada’ star will see a number of items – including a gold Rolex watch valued at $25,000, a silver Rolex worth $5,000, a five-strand pearl necklace and silver and diamond earrings – that she was given by ex-boyfriend Raffaello Follieri and were later seized by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) as part of their investigation against him.
Anne – who turned over around 12 items in April 2008 after the businessman was arrested on fraud charges – was offered the chance to bid exclusively on the necklaces, rings and other items, but declined, reports the New York Post newspaper.
The auction date has not yet been set.
The 27-year-old actress has previously spoken of her shock after Raffaello – who she dated for four years – was taken into custody on charges of federal wire fraud conspiracy and money laundering.
Anne – who is now dating Adam Shulman – said: “As soon as I found out about the arrest, I had to get on a plane to Mexico to do a promotional tour for ‘Get Smart’. And then I spent a week in shock at a friend’s house.
“It’s a situation where the rug was pulled out from under me all of a sudden. But just as suddenly, my friends threw another rug back under me. One said, ‘Go stay at my house.’
“And Steve Carell, my ‘Get Smart’ co-star, stepped up for me during an interview when someone asked a question about it. He said, ‘At some point you’re going to have to talk about this time in your life. You don’t have to do it this week. I’ll take care of anything that comes your way.’ ”
In October 2008, the Italian businessman was jailed for four-and-a-half years after pleading guilty to all charges.
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