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Mary Altaffer  /  AP
Actress and singer Beyonce Knowles was confronted by PETA members about wearing fur coats.
updated 6/16/2006 4:39:00 PM ET 2006-06-16T20:39:00

Beyonce Knowles had several surprise guests at a recent dinner, where members of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals peppered the pop star with questions about her fur use.

An eBay auction offered fans a chance to dine with Knowles, and PETA secretly placed the winning bid. At the dinner Wednesday at the chic Nobu 57 restaurant, members of the animal rights group confronted Knowles about wearing fur coats and using fur in her clothing line, House of Dereon.

A video of the encounter, posted on http://www.tmz.com, shows a stunned Knowles, unresponsive to the allegations and appealing to others in her group to react. The PETA guests, whose tone was conversational but persistent, are eventually kicked out of the restaurant.

A spokesman for the singer told The Associated Press on Friday that Knowles, 24, had no comment on the incident.

PETA, known for its untraditional methods of raising awareness about animal rights, said it had previously attempted to reach Knowles through faxes, letters and rallies outside her concerts.

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