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Janice Dickinson Accidentally Leaves Fashion Week Show With $20,000 In Jewelry (UPDATE)

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UPDATE: 6:55 p.m. -- Monique Tatum, a representative of the event, contacted The Huffington Post with the following statement:

"Janice was an integral part of our event and flew mid snow storm to be a part of The Reality of FASHION The Reality of AIDS. We were very appreciative of that. Janice Dickinson did need to leave immediately after the show as she had another engagement to attend. I am 100% positive that she did not intend to leave with her pieces as her team was on the phone with ours immediately. Being that we were all staying in the same hotel, with myself personally a few doors down from Janice I did ok the pick up of the pieces the next day. Which did take place. She was extremely kind to me. She was one of the jewels in the crown of our show and we greatly appreciate her participation."

Information removed from the New York Post's original story has also been removed from the below.

PREVIOUSLY: Janice Dickinson strutted down the runway at New York Fashion Week on Saturday, donning $20,000 worth of jewelry that she just so happened to leave on as she then strutted out of the building.

The former "America's Next Top Model" judge was accused of leaving the catwalk with the jewels after participating in "The Reality of FASHION The Reality of AIDS,” a benefit show that also featured Lil' Kim, “Jersey Shore” star Deena Cortese and “Real Housewives” headliners Alex McCord, Ramona Singer and Sheree Whitfield.

The jewels have since been returned, according to the show's creators, but not before the organizers had to work to track Dickinson down, the New York Post reports.

Dickinson's rep, Brad Taylor, says the former Vogue cover gal did not intend to keep the jewels and that the incident was an accident. According to the Post, Dickinson gave the goods to Taylor to return on her behalf after leaving.

The New York Post reports that Dickinson had asked the show's organizers to fly out her fiance Robert Gerner as well, claiming to need his presence as support now that she's sober. The organizers declined to cover Gerner's ticket, and he flew on his own dime instead, the Post reports.

The incident doesn't mark the first time the supermodel has caught iffy press surrounding her Fashion Week behavior. In 2007, Dickinson was booted for attending while drunk.

Here's Dickinson on the runway with Lil' Kim and designer Dominique Auxilly:

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