Katy Perry facing court for ‘obscene’ gesture

Katy Perry Katy Perry is facing court for making an "obscene" gesture on stage. The 'Part of Me' singer was performing in India to mark the new Twenty20 cricket season when she invited Australian ace Doug Bollinger up to join her. Katy asked him to show her how to hold a bat, so the 30-year-old sportsman stood behind her, wrapped his arms around her and as Katy held her microphone, he put his hands on hers and lowered the microphone to her groin. Although neither of them knew the gesture would cause offence, a bid to prosecute Katy for lewdness was being pursued by the High Court in Madras. The complaint filed by a lawyer slams the pose as "obscene and lascivious - appealing to prurient interest." According to The Sun newspaper, Katy could be summoned to answer an indecency charge after judges rule on the accusation at the end of the month. A source added: "They were only having a bit of fun but obviously it can be deemed offensive. It may have been a bit saucy given where they were - but this all seems a bit excessive."

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  1. Germain • July 20, 2012 @ 1:09 PM

    I guess Australians are easily shocked.

  2. C-Dub • July 20, 2012 @ 1:14 PM

    Gotta watch what you say and do..Even if you’re talking to someone and someone else over hears. Can’t do anything nowdays without offending someone.

  3. Sparky • July 20, 2012 @ 7:53 PM

    They were in India and yes they get offended easily!

  4. MovieGoer • July 21, 2012 @ 1:05 PM

    Freedom of speech is the first amendment to the US Constitution as part of the Bill of Rights (ironically the second is the right to keep and bear arms, no comment there given Thursday’s tragedy). Katy would do well to learn what is a basic right, protected by lawn, in her country isn’t protected by law in other countries, as unfortunately ignorance of the law is not a defense (ie you can’t say in court “I didn’t know it was wrong to kill someone”).

    Regardless, this is still as silly as the recent $15,000 Kinder Egg nonsense, just give a her a warning and she’ll be more prudent next time.

    <3 <3 Katy!

  5. Peter • July 22, 2012 @ 3:53 PM

    It figures the complaint was filed by a Lawyer!!! Just looking to make a name for himself!

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