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Erykah Badu Charged for Getting Naked When Shooting 'Window Seat'

April 03, 2010 02:33:25 GMT

A disorderly conduct is charged against Erykah Badu after a woman files complaint over the singer's public nudity.


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One of the bystanders who witnessed Erykah Badu taking her clothes off for the video shoot of "Window Seat" at Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas has filed complaint against the Grammy-winning singer. According to the Dallas Morning News, the witness brought her two small children to the public spot when the filming occurred and she was offended with what Erykah had done.

"The statements from the witness would rise to the level of disorderly conduct," Dallas Deputy Chief Mike Genovesi said. "The issuance of a citation is pretty routine for that charge."

Beside facing a possible charge for getting naked in a public place where there were children watching, Erykah Badu also has trouble with permit issue since she and her crew did not bother to apply any permit for the video shoot. "To shoot that video, they would have had to get a special-events permit from the events office, and it would have had to specify what type of filming they were doing, what subjects they would use and any traffic control they would need," Dallas Police Department Senior Corporal Janice Crowther previously told MTV.

TMZ recently reported that police have charged Erykah with disorderly conduct, a Class C misdemeanor, and will mail her a citation. The singer faces up to a $500 fine, but she has been fully prepared. "We had bail money and everything," director Coodie of Creative Control said earlier this week. "I think she really wanted to get arrested and even make a bigger message."

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