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Gossip Singer: Beth Ditto Charged By Police
Beth Ditto, a singer in the US indie rock band Gossip, has been arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, police have said.
The star, real name Mary Beth Patterson, was reportedly detained after being denied service at the Bungalo Bar in Portland because she appeared to be drunk.
She left the bar and then "walked out in the middle of the street, threw off her shoes and purse and screamed Obama! Obama!", a source told Willamette Week.
This alleged behaviour reportedly alerted officers, up to 12 police cars arrived and she was arrested.
A Reddit website user described the singer as being "completely blackout drunk challenging people to fights" when she was in the bar.
Ditto has since been released from a Portland police station pending a future court date. No bail was posted.
She faces a charge of second degree disorderly conduct, a Class B misdemeanour punishable by up to six months in jail and a fine of up to $2,500 (£1,600).