Topless Gardener Launches Lawsuit Against Hudson Valley Authorities
According to the NYPost, Jenica Igoe said it was so hot last summer that she took her shirt off while working in her yard, and a neighbor driving by reportedly complained to local police, which resulted in her arrest.
Before this incident, police had visited her in response to prior complaints, and told her to conceal her nipples. In order to conceal them, she says she went out and got "pasties." The complaint calls continued to come in to police as she wore the pasties while gardening, and was even reportedly wearing them at the time of her arrest.
She’s launched a lawsuit against authorities, saying her civil rights were violated by the arrest. The federal lawsuit she initiated states that a neighbor took a photo of her while she was watering the plants as proof for police, but charges against her were dropped, because since 1992, it’s not against the law for women to be topless in New York.
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