Nude model agrees to drop lawsuit against New York City for $15,000

Source : ANI
Last Updated: Wed, Sep 05, 2012 10:00 hrs

A nude model agreed to drop her lawsuit for false arrest against New York City for 15,000 dollars.

Zoe West, 22, was taken into custody for several hours on August 30, 2011, after officers cuffed the 5-foot-2 model at a body-painting exhibition in Times Square.

West's lawyer said that public nudity is legal in New York City as long as it is part of a play, performance or exhibition.

"There was no disruption. There was no problem with anybody except a sergeant, who either due to the heat or all that girl flesh, seemed to be taken aback," ABC News quoted the lawyer, as saying.

"It's a great day in New York where a naked model can be paid $15,000 to drop her suit," he added.

The lawyer called the suit reasonable and said it was a "gentle slap on the knuckles" for police to not arrest people for artistic forms of nudity.

The New York City Law Department declined to comment on the case. (ANI)

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