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Woman ‘poured wine on Warhol art after first date’

A woman has been accused of causing damage worth at least $300,000 (£222,000) to a prominent lawyer’s art collection at the end of their first date.

Lindy Lou Layman, from Dallas, appeared in a Houston courtroom on Tuesday after she was charged with felony criminal mischief over the alleged incident at the home of Tony Buzbee on 23 December.

Buzbee claims the 29-year-old woman became intoxicated and aggressive and smashed two $20,000 (£14,800) sculptures.

She also allegedly poured wine on paintings, including two Andy Warhol pieces, each valued at $500,000 (£369,000).

Ms Layman’s lawyer, Justin Keiter, insisted his client, who is free on a $30,000 (£22,000) bond, was a “great person” and that said she “disagreed with Mr Buzbee’s rendition of the facts”.

However, he declined to outline his client’s version of events and said it would be saved for a courtroom hearing.

In the past, Mr Buzbee has represented several high-profile clients, including ex-Texas governor Rick Perry in an abuse-of-power case.

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