The skater, Gennifer Moss, aka Earth Friend Gen, asked organizers for permission this summer to skate naked in the city of Ashland's Fourth of July parade. She didn't get it. Police told her to tone it down after construction workers complained.
Moss donned a string bikini bottom for the nonce and skated on.
Portland Police took a waterfront Lady Godiva down a notch this week. Barely. They were getting calls about a nude skater whizzing past tourists and rush-hour commuters. But you can do that in Oregon, where occasional nude bike rides draw police only for crowd control and shows featuring live sex acts are protected as free speech.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Is nude roller-blading a good thing or a bad thing? Depends on if you're trying to work and a naked woman is whizzing past you on blades, I guess. Here's more about Gennifer Moss, aka Earth Friend Gen, who has created a buzz since moving to Oregon from California to continue her quest to save the planet with her naked body. At right, the only reasonably Safe For Work picture of Gen (back when she spelled her name J-E-N and she lived in that prudish LA.) Here's more from Newsweek:
You gotta love those lawyers! Always looking for new and interesting ways to collect on those large fees they charge to do very little. Now, what would you do if you had a client who was as professional stripper but had very little money? Of course, make her "work it off!" It doesn't take a genius to figure that one out, does ? Unfortunately, the Bar Association in the Land of Lincoln had other ideas. Here's more from the ABA Journal:
An Illinois lawyer who cut his legal fees for a stripper if she performed nude dances for him has been suspended for 15 months.
The trouble began for lawyer Scott Robert Erwin of DeKalb when he met an exotic dancer at the Heartbreakers club and realized they had discussed pending legal matters on the phone, the Chicago Tribune reports. Erwin agreed to represent the woman and to lower her fees in exchange for the personal appearances at his office, according to a report by Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission that was cited in the Tribune.
The review board also affirmed a finding that Erwin had touched the stripper inappropriately during the dances, saying it was not against the manifest weight of the evidence. Erwin had denied inappropriate touching, and the Tribune notes that a grand jury refused to indict him on a related charge. The woman, who is now a married real-estate agent, reportedly complained when Erwin credited her only $534 on a $7,000 legal bill. He had no prior disciplinary action and had been chair of the pro bono committee of the local bar.