Austin Pardoned on Drugs Charge
The Madonna and Pink producer gets let off in Dubai...
Superstar producer Dallas Austin has been pardoned on drugs charges by the ruler of Dubai, despite being sentenced to four years just hours earlier.
Austin, who has spawned hits for the likes of Madonna, Michael Jackson, Pink and TLC, was detained by Dubai police on his way to supermodel Naomi Campbells party, after they found a gram of cocaine in his luggage.
In court yesterday, the producer pleaded guilty to possessing and taking drugs and was then sentenced to four years in jail. But hours later, Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum overturned the sentence, issuing a pardon.
Austin is expected to be released later today.