Despite reports, it appears that Fifth Harmony’s Lauren Jauregui was not arrested for possession of cannabis.
Yesterday (December 14th) it was reported by TMZ that Jauregui had been arrested at Washington Dulles International Airport, Virginia, for possession of marijuana after being stopped by TSA officers at a checkpoint and undergoing a secondary search where a bag of cannabis was found in her carry-on luggage. TMZ alleged that the 20-year-old singer had been arrested at the airport by law enforcement officers and stopped from travelling to Brazil with the rest of her group.
However, new information from the singer’s attorney has contradicted these claims.
In a statement given to TMZ, Jauregui’s attorney said that the singer hadn’t been arrested or detained and had, in fact, been “given a citation for possession of marijuana and released on her own recognizance.”
The singer was forced to miss a show in Brazil with her band Fifth Harmony, who soldiered on without one of their members.
Despite having to miss the concert, representatives for the star said that the incident would not prevent the her from anymore engagements with the group.
“This will not interfere with any future scheduled performances or activities,” they said.
Lauren recently penned an open letter where she came out as bisexual.
The letter was directed at Trump supporters, and addressed her Cuban-American history.
The star has also tweeted out her distaste for the new President-elect.
What’s more, the star recently took to Instagram where she addressed the crisis in Aleppo, Syria and requested that people call their local embassies to help the UN launch their plan for civilian evacuation.
Lauren also shared this heartbreaking video to help showcase some of devastation that’s occurring in Syria.
With regards to her own brush-in with the law, the singer’s attorney said: “[Lauren] will address the matter appropriately through the legal system.”