Katy Perry Faces Indecency Charge In India

By: / July 20, 2012

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Katy Perry's pre-split bikini vacay.
Katy Perry’s playful onstage antics have landed her in hot water.

According to MTV News, the “Part of Me” singer and Australian cricketer Doug Bollinger offended some members of the Indian public with their “obscene and lascivious” hip-shaking moves at the opening of the Indian Premier League in April — and now face an indecency complaint.

The indecency case, which relates to the moment Bollinger put his arms around Perry to demonstrate a cricket bat move at the Chennai event, will go before an Indian court later this month. The pair have not been formally charged and will not have to appear in court.

Lawyer K. Jebakumar claims the gesture — and subsequent hip-shaking dance the two shared — was “obscene and lascivious,” and “distracted students who were writing exams at the time.”

Following the performance, Jebakumar filed a claim with the Madras High Court, stating that Perry and Bollinger committed offenses under India’s Indecent Representation of Woman Act.

A spokesperson for Perry did not respond to Celebuzz’s request for comment on the matter by press time.

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