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Local News in Brief : Singer Al B. Sure Won’t Be Charged

No charges will be filed against rhythm and blues singer Al B. Sure in the alleged rape of a woman in West Hollywood, the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office said Thursday.

A spokesman for the prosecutor said Deputy Dist. Atty. Lauren Weis “reviewed the matter and determined that there was insufficient evidence” to prosecute the 21-year-old performer.

Sure, who uses an exclamation mark (Al B. Sure!) and whose real name is Albert Brown, was arrested Feb. 25 by sheriff’s deputies at a Sunset Boulevard hotel and was released later that day on $15,000 bail.

His attorney, Howard Weitzman, accused the press of spreading “this fantasy story all over the nation,” then devoting very little attention to it “when the accusation is proved false.” He called it “a terrible injustice” to his client.

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Sure was nominated for a Grammy this year as the best rhythm and blues vocalist.


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