Reality television starlet accused in break-in at actor’s home released from LA County jail

Friday, July 23, 2010

LA reality television starlet released from jail

LYNWOOD, Calif. — A reality television starlet who pleaded no contest to felony burglary in connection with a break-in at actor Orlando Bloom’s home was released from a Los Angeles County jail Friday after serving 30 days of a 180-day sentence.

Alexis Neiers, 19, was set free around 7:40 p.m. Friday from the Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood, sheriff’s officials said.

She agreed to a plea bargain in May shortly before her trial was to begin. Bloom, star of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” and “Lord of the Rings” film franchises, had been expected to testify.

In a statement released through her publicist Friday, Neiers said she “did a lot of soul searching” during her time behind bars.

“I feel very humbled and see my life in a way that I have come to be very grateful for and I am also grateful to everyone who has helped and supported me through this,” the statement said.

Neiers was among six people accused of targeting the Hollywood Hills homes of Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, Bloom and others and stealing millions in jewelry, clothing and other luxury goods.

Neiers, an aspiring model who has been the subject of the E! Entertainment Television reality show “Pretty Wild,” was held in the same facility where Lohan is serving 90 days for a probation violation.

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