Colorado town pays $50K to woman ticketed for playing Frisbee topless
Women have the same rights as men to bare their chests in Loveland, Colorado. At least until city council reviews their indecent exposure law.
Efrosini “Effie” Krokos, 20, has been paid $50,000 and had all charges dropped after she was cited for playing Frisbee topless in her front yard on Sept. 26, reports KDVR Denver.
Attorney David Lane says Krokos was within her rights when she followed her husband’s lead and removed her shirt in public. Her breasts were exposed.
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Lane tells KDVR that a February case in the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals called Free the Nipple vs. City of Fort Collins established that it is legal for women to be topless in any place it is legal for a man to be topless.
“Ms. Krokos read about this case in the media and when she saw her husband had removed his shirt, she did the same. Scandalized neighbors called the police and an officer came out and issued her a summons,” KDVR quotes Lane in a press release.
Loveland has an ordinance prohibiting the exposure of breasts in public but police will suspend enforcement until city council can review it, KDVR reports.
The $50,000 settlement is the first damage claim paid to a woman wrongfully charged for being topless in the U.S., Lane told KDVR.
Steven Adams is a Tribune-Review digital producer. You can contact Steven at 412-380-5645 or [email protected].