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Free love: Richard Gere gets reprieve from Indian court after forbidden kiss

Posted by: Chris Serico - Posted in Pound Ridge, Richard Gere on Mar 15, 2008

gere2.jpgRichard Gere’s lips are omnipotent, impervious to international law. Women and courts are powerless against their charms.

Or, more to the point, India’s top court yesterday dismissed a warrant against the Pound Ridge resident, whose allegedly illegal kiss in New Delhi 11 months ago today caused an international stir.

Gere, as you may recall, kissed Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty at a public AIDS awareness event in New Delhi on April 15.

The Associated Press quoted Anil Grover, an attorney for Shetty after the Supreme Court proceedings:


Gere is allowed to come and leave. He can’t be arrested.


Gere’s publicist, Alan Nierob, told AP the actor would not comment on the matter.

(AP Photo/Gurinder Osan)