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After infamous ‘dildo attack,’ St. Pete couple settle dispute over jewelry, heirlooms

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Annette Kielhurn

After leaving her girlfriend who assaulted her with a dildo last year, Gamze Capaner-Ridley, 48, left behind $221,000 in jewelry and heirlooms.

On Nov. 28, 2016, Capaner filed a suit in Pinellas County Civil Court against her ex, 58-year-old Annette Kielhurn.

Kielhurn claimed to have misplaced the items, leaving Capaner with no choice but to sue for the value of the items.

A few days after the suit was filed, Kielhurn agreed to pay back the money owed to her ex. A confession of judgment was filed until Kielhurn can fulfill her side of the agreement.

Confession of judgment is a written agreement between a plaintiff and defendant, which states the defendant accepts liability and damages that were agreed upon in a settlement.

Throughout their relationship, Capaner temporarily loaned Kielhurn $221,000 worth of jewelry and heirlooms. Of those items was Capaner’s 6-carat diamond ring that had been her mother’s.

BayLawsuits reported that, before their split, the couple lived together in St. Petersburg. In July 2015, the two were having troubles. Kielhurn was becoming abusive, she would punch, slap and pull Capaner, as well as emotionally abuse her. Capaner decided to petition for a restraining order. Days later, she was escorted by police to retrieve her belongings. That’s when a fight broke out over a dress that led to Kielhurn being arrested for domestic battery.

Kielhurn reportedly grabbed Capaner’s arm and shoved a dildo in her face.

The incident was reported in the Smoking Gun, and the story was later picked up by Britain’s Daily Mail and others.

Capaner eventually asked the court to drop charges, saying: “She is kind, compassionate human being.” Battery charges were dropped in November 2015.

This wasn’t Capaner’s first time dealing with domestic abuse. In 2013, Capaner sought protection from Georgia courts against family violence in a separate relationship.

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