Koo Stark not guilty of theft after returning painting to former partner
Guardian (UK) - over 4 years
Prosecution and defence had agreed before trial for her to return £40,000 work by Anthonie van Borssom to father of her daughter Koo Stark, the former girlfriend of the Duke of York, walked free from court after she returned a £40,000 painting she had been accused of stealing from a former partner. Stark, 57, was appearing at Isleworth crown court, west London, after she allegedly took the work from the flat of Warren Walker, father of her daughter, Tatiana. But before the case went to trial, prosecution and defence reached an agreement for her to return the Anthonie van Borssom oil painting, which depicts a moonlit coastal landscape. Wearing a black fitted dress with white oriental print and black kitten heels and carrying a black leather handbag, Stark, real name Kathleen, was cleared of one count of theft. The American-born actress, then aged 26, dated the Duke of York for 18 months after his return from the Falklands war in 1982. The duke went on to marry Sarah Ferguson in 198...
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