Posted on Tue Jan 5th, 2010 7:25am PDT
Even though we photographed Lindsay and her BFF Patrick Aufdenkamp together in St. Barth just three days ago, it looks like she's dumped her number one pal after accusations of him stealing sketches from her new 6126 line.
According to Us Weekly, Lindsay just discovered that Patrick (aka "Pootie") stole her fashion sketches, and is now planning his own clothing line. A source close to Linds tells the mag:
- "He is now running off trying to do his own line. And telling people he's going to fashion market week in NYC on February 18 to debut his line ... It's horrible. He was her best friend. He has always used her, and she's been warned to never trust him. Lindsay is a good friend and likes to see the good in people. She didn't want to believe how bad Patrick's energy was, and how false his friendship has always been with her."
Lindsay tells Us that Aufdenkamp has been her "best friend" since she was 16, adding, "I should've known better," noting that the friendship has ended. "But new year for me and a new beginning! Health, happiness, success and love!"
We wondered if there was trouble between the longtime pals when Lindsay tweeted at Patrick two weeks ago, "@paufdenkamp patrick i really need the american apparel for the girls (sanlaap) and you never brought them yesterday???" but we just assumed it was Lindsay being Lindsay, which is something Patrick is obviously used to. Then the other day Linds posted a picture on Twitter of a sign that read, "Follow Me", tagging Patrick and saying, "Don't you always......" Hmm, was she trying to put him in his place?
Is it possible that their friendship was already strained, and that Lindsay is flipping out about something else? Or is Patrick really the sketchy type that would steal her new fashion designs and try to pass them off as his own? I mean, he's been friends with her forever, so why do it now?
Click the gallery below to see more shots of Lindsay and Patrick shopping together just the other day...
SEE THE GALLERY Lindsay And Patrick Together On January 2
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