California - (Ass Mess): Greying Pretty Woman movie star Richard Gere was back home hiding behind the sofa at his Beverley Hills mansion today as Rajasthani prosecutors issued an arrest warrant naming him as as the perpetrator of 'an obscene act' for his tacky grope of Bollywood starlet Shipla Sheey at an AIDS awareness fun raiser earlier this month in Mumbai.
Gere, 57, and Shetty, 31, are both named in the Jaipur court suit that alleges the graphic display of Kama Sutra positions before hardened Delhi truck drivers was an incitement to the mass commission of lewd acts banned under the country's constitution.
Prosecutors have felt compelled to act following country-wide acts of arson that burned effigies of Hollywood star Gere in protest at his mauling of Shetty.
Under Indian law Gere faces up to three years in jail, a fine of up to $1 million and, should he choose a non-secular court like a Sharia jurisdiction, "one damned good lashing in public".
Shetty meanwhile is said to be on a national tour of temples and reigious shrines as she continues her prayer and fasting crusade hoping for divine intervention for her beleagured parent who are awaiting a criminal law suit on mobster and racketeering charges.