Rihanna tweets lead to arrest over illegal sex show

Rihanna’s tweets from a Thai sex show led to the arrest of the bar’s owner, officials announced Monday. 'She was either tryna get married to me, or asking for the rest of my crop over costume! #Thailand #$  treetLife' Rihanna in Thailand on September 20, 2013.

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Rihanna’s tweets from a Thai sex show led to the arrest of the bar’s owner, officials announced Monday. ‘She was either tryna get married to me, or asking for the rest of my crop over costume! #Thailand #$ treetLife’ Rihanna in Thailand on September 20, 2013.

BANGKOK — Thai authorities have arrested a bar owner in connection with a lewd sex show mentioned in racy tweets by pop star Rihanna during her recent trip to Thailand, officials said Monday, two weeks after an Instagram photo of Rihanna with a protected primate led to the arrest of two other men.

Officials on the island of Phuket, 680 kilometers (420 miles) south of Bangkok, said Monday the bar owner faced charges of obscenity and operating an entertainment venue without a permit.

Thai authorities arrested the bar owner after a spate of tweets from Rihanna during her visit to the island of Phuket, 420 miles south of Bangkok.

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Thai authorities arrested the bar owner after a spate of tweets from Rihanna during her visit to the island of Phuket, 420 miles south of Bangkok.

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Local district chief Weera Kerdsirimongkon said the man was arrested Saturday as part of a crackdown on shows featuring naked dancers.

Rihanna tweets about a live sex show she saw in Thailand on September 21.

@rihanna via Twitter

Rihanna tweets about a live sex show she saw in Thailand on September 21.

“Authorities found out about this bar the morning after Rihanna tweeted about it, but we were not able to catch them violating the law until Saturday night,” Weera said. “We had been waiting for them and finally caught them red-handed.”

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This Instagram photo of her with a protected primate at the club led to the arrest of two others.

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This Instagram photo of her with a protected primate at the club led to the arrest of two others.

Weera said the bar owner could face up to one month’s imprisonment and a fine of up to 60,000 baht ($ 1,900).

This isn’t the first arrest triggered by Rihanna’s postings on social media. A photo of her with a slow loris, a squirrel-like animal with big eyes, on Instagram led local police to arrest a 20-year-old man and a 1××××6-year-old boy, who could face charges of possession of protected animals. The charge carries a penalty of up to four years in prison and a 40,000 baht ($ 1,300) fine.


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