Man accused of stealing Frances McDormand's Oscar will be released

Man Accused of Stealing Frances McDormand's Oscar Trophy

Judge Deborah Brazil said Ms Levy's words and Bryant's apparent lack of danger to the public had convinced her to free him without bail.

MCSO said 2002 was the last time Bryant was in their custody.

But Brazil agreed that several years of good behavior and the lack of a threat to the community justified Bryant's release.

The Los Angeles Police Department later confirmed to ABC News that Bryant was arrested late on Sunday and charged with grand theft on Monday. "And I think the inclusion rider will have something to do with that".

Bryant is accused of taking McDormand's prize during the Governors Ball on Sunday, where he took time to videotape himself gloating to others at the party about the prize his "team" was taking home. He was captured on the AP video holding it proudly over his head and saying, "All right baby boys and baby girls".

The lawyer was flanked by Bryant's rabbi, Naomi Levy, who described him as a "sweet, gentle man of faith".

A representative for has McDormand since told the publication that the star was "happily reunited" with her award and that "Fran and Oscar" were "enjoying an In-N-Out burger together".

Kim has now responded to Frances, revealing she was shocked to get a mention onstage at the Oscars, and she has invited Frances to go snowboarding with her.

Before his arrest, Bryant posted a video with the statuette on his Facebook account.

The police said in a statement: "The incident occurred as Bryant was exiting The Governors Ball".

Then there's Best Actress victor Frances McDormand, who was robbed at the Oscars.

"I lost my Oscar", the two-time Oscar victor said, shrugging her shoulders as she left the party, according to video recorded by Reuters Television. He faces 3 years in prison if convicted.

USA media reported that McDormand was seen crying outside the ball after giving up the search for the statuette on the premises and leaving with her husband, filmmaker Joel Coen.