An internationally known hairstylist is due in court Monday to face felony charges in the theft of Kevin Costner’s laptop computer, which had private photos of the actor’s wedding.
Pascal Bensimon, 44, surrendered to sheriff’s officials this week after a 14-month investigation. He was released on $5,000 bond.
The computer contained photos of Costner’s Sept. 25, 2004, wedding to Christine Baumgartner, which took place at his Aspen-area ranch.
Bensimon, who has a salon in Aspen, had been hired to style hair for some of the wedding guests.
He told the Aspen Daily News that someone put drugs into his drink at the wedding, and that he never stole Costner’s $1,500 Apple Powerbook or a digital camera.
Bensimon, who was born in Morocco and raised in Israel and France, worked in salons in Paris, New York and Atlanta before moving to Aspen, according to the Aspen Times.
Costner, 50, is a veteran of such films as “Bull Durham,” “Field of Dreams” and “Dances with Wolves.” His latest movie — “Rumor Has It,” co-starring Jennifer Aniston, Shirley MacLaine and Mark Ruffalo — opens Christmas Day.