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Sheriff Dept. Spokesman

Rips Fiona Apple

'Just Shut Up and Sing'

9/24/2012 10:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Fiona Apple is an ignorant fool who should stop criticizing law enforcement and "just shut up and sing" ... this according to the spokesman for the Hudspeth County Sheriff's Dept.

HCSD Public Information Officer Rusty Fleming is firing back at the singer after she publicly blasted 4 officers for allegedly mistreating her during her arrest for possession of hash and marijuana at a Texas border patrol stop last week.  In a rambling statement at her concert following the bust, Apple had threatened to make the cops "f*cking famous" as a punishment for their inappropriate actions.

Fleming has personally responded to the accusations with a letter to Apple ... and it's AWESOME.

It starts off ... "First, Honey, I’m already more famous than you, I don’t need your help. However, it would appear that you need mine."

The letter continues, "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.”

Rusty Fleming"

Rusty called in to "TMZ Live" today where he continued to put Fiona on blast.



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Jim in Cali    

Haha. Love it. F off Fiona

761 days ago


Shameless attempt at publicity seeking by a effing loser cop - be aware that this guy has appeared on television multiple times (including on the Glenn Beck show back in 2007 - just google his name and you'll see the video)

He also has a website where he promotes his own film and book... he's clearly just trying to piggy back - get some extra fame by exploiting Fiona's unfortunate arrest (for possession of a drug that shouldn't be illegal in the first place - especially considering it was just found to be a potentially effective CANCER treatment).

Anyway loser - nobody wants to read your effing book or watch your sh#tty movie - go back to keeping the streets safe for no one...

761 days ago


she smoker she plays the drinker he gets

761 days ago


dan dah dah smoker she plays the drinker he gets

761 days ago


This king **** PIG is the one who needs to STFU. If anyone is a wanna be trying to be famous it's this POS. You work for a small, one horse town agency. I'm pretty sure this chick has more fame in her pinky than you do in all of your fat PIG body. STFU pig.

761 days ago


since bush killed everybody in texas who`s left/

761 days ago


Can the police officer SING?

761 days ago


FLASH GOOD DOGGY GOOD DOGGIE just good old boys never meaning NO harm

761 days ago


I think this Cop is a jerk and needs to worry about the dope beening sold in his county before he starts harashing people just coming through. Putting your weight behind a fake drug war to only opress the people you are supposed to be representing doesn't make you fair and it doesn't make you anything but a hypocrite. I bet this sheriff has caught and let his children and other family sell drugs and use them for a long time. First off I have never heard of this Sheriff but I have heard of this legendary hypocrisy from Texas. I think this is just because they know she has a little money and they can't keep harassing Sam Walton's daughter so she will work for the time being. This is just another example(not of Justice) but of Texas larger than life Hypocrissy all in the name of justice.

761 days ago


Good for you Rusty. She's just another delusional celebrity believing they're entitled. Just shut up and sing. Freakin hilarious.

761 days ago


Crybaby, take responsibility for your choices.
If you can't do the time, then don't do the crime.
You own it, sweetie.

761 days ago


Let it be, brother.

761 days ago


That is amazingly unprofessional. When you are speaking on behalf of the Sheriff's department you are the voice of a public agency who's job is to serve the public. As he is on the public dole, it took taxpayer time and resources for him to put that out. I'm sure this is not the first time (or even the first time that day) that they've arrested someone and that person has made angry comments. If you have such thin skin maybe you should find another job.

761 days ago


Love it!!!! Rusty, Well said.....Fiona put your flippin gonga away and do what you are paid to do...sing...

761 days ago


I think his message got lost behind all the demeaning "Honey" and "Sweeties." Deputy: I would have agreed wholeheartedly with your message if you hadn't stopped to the disparaging comments and stuck to the facts. You just lost my respect. Southern men should have better manners than that and I should know - proud to have been raised in the South!

761 days ago
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