Sarah 'Fergie' Ferguson facing Turkish charges

sarah-ferguson-gi.jpgWell, this is totally random.

On Friday (Jan. 13), a Turkish court charged Sarah Ferguson -- the onetime wife of Britain's Prince Andrew and erstwhile Weight Watchers spokesperson -- for secretly filming orphanages in the country.

Ferguson is accused of going "against the law in acquiring footage and violating privacy" of five children, reports the Associated Press. She visited the country in 2008 to examine orphanages for a British TV program.

The duchess posed as a potential donor to help acquire undercover footage showing children tied to beds and neglected disabled children.

Although Turkey has made a request to have Ferguson formally extradited to face the charges, a British government source tells NBC that the request will not be honored.

"It has to be an offence in both the countries' laws," says the source. "It's not an offense in U.K. law, so the duchess won't be extradited."
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