Volume 75, Number 13 | August 17 - 23, 2005

Villager photos by Ramin Talaie

Lady Godiva on two wheels

Jill Feeley, 25, who went topless while wearing an American flag as a miniskirt at Columbus Circle on Sun. Aug. 14 with 10 other women bicycle riders, said she was grateful police saved them from a bunch of excited men who rushed the group at 4:30 p.m. There were no arrests. However, Feeley’s lawyer, Jeffrey Rothman, said Feeley would sue the city for arresting her on Aug. 4 during a topless appearance on Delancey St. In the Aug. 4 incident, she was held for 12 hours before being released with no charges filed. Rothman said the suit would affirm the right of women as well as men to go “top-free,” as affirmed in a 1992 State Court of Appeals decision.

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