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Ex-Destiny's Child Member -- I Was Racially Profiled!

4/25/2011 5:19 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Former Destiny's Child singer Farrah Franklin claims she was "manhandled" and  the victim of racial profiling when she was taken into custody last Saturday.

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Franklin tells TMZ, "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."

But the Culver City PD begs to differ, telling TMZ, they were simply responding to a telephone complaint by a citizen who claimed Franklin was disturbing the peace. 

Franklin says, “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."

Again, cops beg to differ, saying Franklin was indeed arrested for disorderly conduct.

Franklin adds, "There were no female officers on duty and I was required to take off my top and treated unfairly."

UPDATE: Law enforcement sources tell us, one of the arresting officers was female.

But Franklin ain't finished -- in fact, she just unloaded on Twitter, writing, "YES, I'm okay & YES there WILL be a lawsuit ! F**K da Culver City Police !!!! You cant keep a good girl down."


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