Sgt. Warren Mitchell announced Friday that police will be citing her for disorderly conduct for the “Window Seat” music video shoot March 13, in which she performed a walking striptease in front of tourists and pedestrians.
The performance ends with a nude Badu, a Dallas native, acting out receiving a fatal gunshot to the head at the spot where President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963.
Mitchell said his department has received calls from people across the country to express their concern. But police and the city attorney’s office made the decision to cite her after a 32-year-old Vernon, Texas, woman voluntarily came in Thursday to give a sworn statement.
“Having a fact witness that was there is what let us file the charges,” he said. “After much discussion, we feel that these charges best fit her conduct. She disrobed in a public place without regard to individuals and small children who were close by.”
The disorderly charge is a Class C misdemeanor, punishable upon conviction by a fine of up to $500. Badu can choose between fighting the charge or paying the ticket in person or by mail.
The citation will be mailed to Badu, a Dallas native.
Carla Sims, a spokeswoman for Badu, had no immediate comment Friday.
I think it’s a bunch of B.S….. WHAT DO YOU THINK?