Sheriff's Rep to Fiona Apple: 'Shut Up and Sing'

Suggests that hash arrest made singer more famous
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 24, 2012 2:02 PM CDT

(Newser) Fiona Apple's hash arrest just got dramatic: At a concert two days after she was busted, Apple called out four people involved in the arrest, Rolling Stone reports; TMZ speculates she was talking about police officers who allegedly mistreated her. Now a spokesperson for the Sheriff's Department is hitting back. In a letter to Apple, Rusty Fleming has a simple suggestion: "Just shut up and sing."

At her concert, Apple didn't specify what sort of mistreatment occurred, but said she wrote down the names of everyone involved and calls whatever they did "inappropriate and probably illegal." In his response, Fleming notes that the whole incident might have actually helped Apple: "Two weeks ago nobody in the country cared about what you had to say—now that you’ve been arrested it appears your entire career has been jump-started. Don’t worry Sweetie, I won’t bill you."

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