NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A Nashville man was charged with disorderly conduct and public intoxication after he repeatedly harassed entertainer Cher at the famed honkytonk Tootsies Orchid Lounge.
Police say 36-year-old Calvin Hutton Houghland tried to make contact with Cher at the club early Wednesday morning and was asked to leave.
The report says Houghland complied but returned a short time later and grabbed Cher by the waist as she sat in a roped-off area.
Houghland was escorted from the bar, but he returned again and approached Cher in an aggressive manner. When security blocked his advances, he called police to say he had been assaulted.
Police said Cher declined to prosecute the man for assault for grabbing her, but police said he asked to be arrested.
Houghland said he had been drinking and failed a self-requested field sobriety test. His bond was set at $3,000.