Farrah Franklin is pulling the race card for her recent arrest. The former Destiny’s Child singer, who was arrested and booked on Saturday (April 23) for disorderly conduct, tells website TMZ that she was a victim of racial profiling.
“Unfortunately, I am the latest victim on what seems to be a growing list of those who are racially profiled and mistreated by Culver City Police,” the 29-year-old tells the website. “I was manhandled by the arresting officers. I am really upset about all that has taken place. I have never had a run in with the law before Saturday. On Saturday I was not arrested, I was detained.”
Franklin was also upset because she had to remove garments in front of male officers.
“There were no female officers on duty and I was required to take off my top and treated unfairly,” she adds.
She also took to Twitter to voice her frustrations, writing: “YES, I’m okay & YES there WILL be a lawsuit ! F**K da Culver City Police !!!! You cant keep a good girl down.”
Contrary to Franklin’s claims, Culver City Police tells TMZ that they responded to a 911 call with inside sources insisting one of the arresting officers was female.
Farrah Franklin is known for her five months stint with Destiny’s Child before being let go.