Thursday, June 26, 2008

Cher Grab Lands Nashville Man in Jail

A Nashville man is in hot water after his dogged pursuit of Cher at one of the city's most famous bars ended in his arrest for disorderly conduct and public intoxication. According to police, Calvin Hutton Houghland snuck up on the singer on...

Posted: 2008-06-25 17:25:18
Filed Under: Movie News, Music News
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 25) - A Nashville man has been charged with disorderly conduct and public intoxication after he repeatedly harassed Cher at the famed honky-tonk Tootsies Orchid Lounge.

Police say 36-year-old Calvin Hutton Houghland tried to make contact with Cher early Wednesday morning and was asked to leave the club. He complied, police said, but returned a short time later and grabbed Cher by the waist as the singer-actress sat in a roped-off area of the lounge.Houghland was escorted from the bar, but returned again. When security blocked his attempts to approach the singer, Houghland called police to say he'd been assaulted.Police say Cher declined to prosecute but Houghland asked to be arrested.Houghland failed a self-requested field sobriety test. His bond was set at $3,000.

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