Sheriff Spokesman DESTROYS Fiona Apple in Arrest Response Letter

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The Fiona Apple arrest story continues to get better and better.

First, the singer was booked on charges of hashish possession in Texas last week. Not a huge deal, right?

But then she went off on a bizarre public rant regarding the incident (below), telling concert goers she'll make the arresting officers "f-cking famous" as a punishment for their actions.

Now Rusty Fleming - the Hudspeth County Sheriff's Department Public Information Officer - has penned a letter to Apple in which he absolutely, positively lays into the artist.

"First, Honey, I’m already more famous than you, I don’t need your help. However, it would appear that you need mine," Fleming writes, adding:

"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.

"Next, have you ever heard of Snoop, Willie or Armand Hammer? Maybe if you would read something besides your own press releases, you would have known BEFORE you got here, that if you come to Texas with dope, the cops will take your DOPE away and put YOU in jail.

"Even though you and I only met briefly in the hallway, I don’t know you but I’m sure you’re an awesome and talented young woman and even though I’m not a fan of yours, I am sure there are thousands of them out there, and I’m sure that they would just as soon you get this all behind you and let you go back to what you do best...

"So my last piece of advice is simple: just shut-up and sing.”

Fiona Apple? OWNED.


This whole thing is idiotic, including the headline to the article. Rusty did not destroy anybody, he's not famous at all, two weeks ago millions were into Fiona's new album and brilliant career, and the whole shut up and sing comment lacks a basic understanding of how influential a musician can be in bringing about social change. In conclusion, Rusty, you're a douchebag.

@ Common Sense

COMMON SENSE, you are the idiot. The only thing this has been one hit wonder wanted was a to a venue to spew her bitterness and hatred to simple police enforcing the law.

@ Steve M

Really? You think a misogynist, backwater hick with a badge spewing his misogyny in a public forum is "simple police enforcing the law"? No. This officer should be reprimanded or have his badge and gun taken away for the letter he published to her. Considering she never gave any NAMES regarding the incident, his reaction is over the top and unnecessary, and sounds very much like someone that's jumping the shark out of GUILT. I don't even listen to her music and I know how to be objective enough to understand that corrupt, backwater hicks from Texas are far more likely to treat a female prisoner inappropriately than they would a male prisoner. She has every right to speak out about her experience, but he is supposed to be a professional representative of the police department and instead he's behaving like a moron. By the way, this officer you're defending? Posts on Facebook about how funny he thinks it is to beat women. Guess that makes you the uninformed idiot, Steve.