Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Cher Harassed by Drunk Fan in Nashville Bar

By Alexander Toldt , June 25th 2008
A Nashville man was arrested for harassing Cher at "The World Famous Tootsies Orchid Lounge". Police arrested the 36-year-old Calvin Hutton Houghland after he repeatedly tried to talk to famous singer at the club early Wednesday morning. The man didn’t get the idea the first time and insisted until he was asked to leave.According to the police report, the man left when asked but came back after a while and this time turned aggressive after he was refused again. Houghland grabbed Cher by the waist as she sat in a roped-off area. The man was once again escorted from the bar, but wouldn’t give up and once again approached the 62-year-old diva in an aggressive manner. That’s when security personnel intervened and blocked the man’s advances."He managed to reach past the roped off area and grabbed Cher by the waist," the police report said.Houghland called 911 and said he had been assaulted. When police arrived, Cher refused to prosecute the man for assault and for grabbing her. Nevertheless, the aggressor asked to be arrested, the police report shows."She declined to prosecute. Houghland was repeatedly told to leave the area by officers. He left again, came back, and this time said that he wanted to be arrested," the police report said.Houghland admitted he had been drinking and failed a sobriety test which he also requested. He was arrested around 1:00 AM and was charged with public intoxication and disorderly conduct. His bond was set at $3,000.© 2007 - 2008 - eFluxMedia

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