May 3, 1997 in Nation/World

Actor Pulled Over In Company Of Transvestite Hooker

Associated Press
 

Eddie Murphy was pulled over by sheriff’s deputies Friday and a cross-dressing prostitute he had picked up was arrested on a prior warrant, authorities said.

No charges were brought against the “Beverly Hills Cop” star, and Murphy said Friday he did nothing wrong.

“It wasn’t like we drove to some dark spot to do something,” Murphy told television’s “Entertainment Tonight.”

“It was like they pulled me over, ‘That’s a hooker. She has warrants. You be careful, Eddie. Go on home,’ That’s what it was.”

Murphy’s attorney told the E! cable channel that the actor stopped to help the prostitute, who seemed “disjointed” as he walked along Santa Monica Boulevard at about 4:45 a.m.

After Murphy stopped his car, the prostitute asked for a lift home, said attorney Marty Singer.

Murphy was followed by an unmarked sheriff’s car that was working in a “prostitution abatement zone.”

“Investigation revealed no illegal activity had occurred,” Ford said. “However, the passenger had a warrant for prostitution.”

Atisone Seiuli, 20, of Los Angeles was jailed on $15,000 bail.

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