Creator of Spice Girls, American Idol, robbed in Uruguay

MONTEVIDEO - Simon Fuller, creator of the Spice Girls pop group and US reality show "American Idol," was robbed of more than 100,000 dollars in cash and jewelry while vacationing in Uruguay, El Pais said Tuesday.
The newspaper said Fuller and his wife, interior designer Natalie Swanston, discovered the theft on January 7 at the villa they were renting in the Punta del Este beach resort, 150 kilometers (93 miles) east of Montevideo.

The Spice Girls on stage in London
The Spice Girls on stage in London
The items found missing, Fuller said, included a watch, a gold and diamond bracelet, a gold chain encrusted with diamonds and sapphires, a set of gold earrings and rings, as well as 9,000 dollars, 1,500 pounds and 500 euros in cash.
Also missing were the couple's passports, the newspaper said.
In the police report on the robbery, Fuller specifically requested privacy.
"I don't want it ending up in the newspapers. I don't want exposure," he was quoted as saying in the report that El Pais accessed.
The day after the robbery, Fuller and his wife left Uruguay on a private flight, the newspaper added.

Wednesday, January 13th 2010

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