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Former Destiny's Child Member Arrested

A former member of the platinum selling group Destiny's Child was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct this weekend in California.

According to Culver City police, Farrah Franklin, 29, was charged with disturbing the peace was taken into police custody at 6:45 a.m. Saturday. A booking sheet revealed that Franklin was released later that day on $100 bail.

Although authorities in Culver City maintain Franklin was arrested as a result of a complaint that was made against her, the ex-Destiny's Child star says the arrest was racially motivated and is now threatening to sue.

Shortly after she was released from custody, the 29-year-old took to her Twitter account, lashing out against the Culver City Police Department.

"YES, I'm okay & YES there WILL be a lawsuit ! F*** da Culver City Police !!!! You can't keep a good girl down," she tweeted Saturday.

"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. 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."

The exact circumstances surrounding the arrest were not immediately known. According to Fox News, alcohol was apparently involved in the incident.

Franklin spent a mere five months with Destiny's Child back in 2000 and was abruptly dismissed from the group for missing three major performances and for her apparent disinterest in working with band mates Beyonce Knowles, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams. To add insult to injury, Franklin reportedly learned about her firing from an MTV news report.

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