Former porn star Lisa Ann has been arrested by NYPD officers while attending comedian Matt Rife’s show.
She was detained for allegedly using her phone. They threatened to put her on a psychiatric hold, a move cops claim was warranted because she was acting drunk and disorderly.
Speaking to TMZ, she said she was seated in the second row with 2 friends at Radio City Music Hall Sunday night, and about 20 minutes into Matt’s show, 8 ushers came over and told her she was getting booted for using her phone.
Lisa said she told the ushers and NYPD officers stationed at the venue she did not use her phone at all inside the theatre. She maintained she never touched her phone but did admit one of her friends looked at her own phone to view a text.
The “Nailin’ Pailin” star said the biggest shock came when the cops marched her out of Radio City in handcuffs around 10:20 PM, and allegedly told her she could either be arrested or put on a 5150 hold.
She said she opted for arrest but cops told her there was no one available to take her to the station, so they called for an ambulance. While they waited, she claimed the cops “humiliated” her by holding her in handcuffs on 6th Ave.
An NYPD official however told the publication they got a call about someone being disorderly and interrupting the show, and the responding officers thought she seemed “off” as she was acting like someone with a “psychiatric episode” due to her “erratic behavior.” They also said a Radio City staff said she had a few alcoholic drinks.
Lisa said she finally caught a break when the ambulance arrived. After hearing the whole story and observing Lisa, the paramedic refused to put her in custody at a hospital, telling her and the cops they have too many “really ill” people to treat.
At that point, she said the cops threw out one last ultimatum: agree to leave the show without another word, and they’d take off the handcuffs or they could arrest her.
She begrudgingly chose to leave, and was released without any charge or citation. While she’s not yet considering suing anyone over the incident, Lisa says she’d love, at least, an explanation from Radio City or NYPD as to why she was arrested.