Three men have been accused of kidnapping a close friend of British singer Lily Allen.
Allen's unnamed male pal and another man were allegedly snatched from a shop in west London in August (08) and kept prisoner for seven days while $115,500 (GBP75,000) ransoms were demanded from their families.
The pair was subsequently rescued by police from an address in the south of the city a week later.
Jason Goode, Thijseen Johns-Elliot and Joseph Hadji denied two counts of kidnapping, two of false imprisonment and two of blackmail at London's Southwark Crown Court on Thursday (27Nov08).
All three were remanded in custody and were ordered to stand trial next year (09).