Christian Grey Fifty Shades Book NOT Stolen, Say Police

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Christian Grey Book Not Stolen

By Shari Weiss

Christian Grey Book Not Stolen

(Random House)

The new Fifty Shades of Grey book Grey was NOT stolen, say police. The publisher, however, disagrees.

As Gossip Cop reported, Penguin Random House said last week that a “finished copy” of Grey was apparently stolen from its office in England, and they notified the authorities of the alleged theft. Kent police confirmed an investigation was underway, saying, “Officers are making inquiries after receiving a report that a book had been stolen on June 8.” The company feared the supposedly stolen material would leak online in advance of the book’s June 18 release date.

That never happened, and now police say there’s “no evidence” Grey was ever taken. What’s more, officials say there will be “no more action,” and the case is considered closed on their end. Not so for the publisher.

Random House insists the book was indeed stolen, and has vowed to continuing investigating on its own. Still, they say they are “delighted that the book’s theft does not appear to have been for any malicious intent or financial gain.” Some have suggested the whole incident may have been a publicity ploy, but there’s no indication that was the case and, after all, Fifty Shades is a multi-million-dollar franchise.

As Gossip Cop noted, Grey is a companion to the original trilogy of the books. Whereas those told the story from Anastasia Steele’s perspective, the new offering gives Christian Grey’s point of view. The book’s debut date coincides with Christian’s birthday. TELL US: Will you be reading Grey when it comes out on Thursday?

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