Look: Magic Johnson Suing Jeweler Over Being Screwed Out of $250K Deposit on Diamond Necklace for Wife Cookie

Magic Johnson

Look: Magic Johnson Suing Jeweler Over Being Screwed Out of $250K Deposit on Diamond Necklace for Wife Cookie

The NBA legend says Beverly Hills' Gina Amir Atelier used him as a "personal ATM."

Published January 12, 2017

Magic Johnson is calling a flagrant foul against a Beverly Hills jeweler that he claims screwed him out of $250,000.

According to TMZ Sports, the NBA Hall of Famer is suing Gina Amir Atelier over his $250,000 security deposit that he claims was never returned.

Johnson says he paid the jeweler the $250K deposit for a reported $850,000 worth of borrowed jewelry for his wife, Cookie, to rock on their 25th wedding anniversary last year.

The jewelry included a massive platinum necklace with 101 white diamonds, according to TMZ.

Although the five-time NBA champion brought back the borrowed jewelry unharmed a week later, he claims that the business never returned his $250,000 deposit and he's suing to get it back.

And for that, the Los Angeles Lakers' legend is calling Gina Amir Atelier a "thieves den," alleging that they "conspired to defraud" him and used him a "personal ATM."

As beloved as Magic is around the world — especially in LA — this jeweler may want to return that deposit promptly.

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Written by BET Staff

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