Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Naked News Stories

Richard Hatch, whose 15 minutes of fame as the naked, gay and first "Survivor" winner was arraigned on charges of tax evasion on Tuesday. He failed to declare more than $1 million in earnings. Ooopsie. He was released after surrendering his passport and paying a $50,000 bond.
The charges against Hatch carry a maximum sentence of up to 10 years in prison and a $500,000 fine.

Aside: It is anticipated that he will plead guilty -- to being fabulous.
Police in Houston, Texas have built strong cases against several "brothels" by shedding an old rule prohibiting officers from getting naked. Apparently these businesses were advertising themselves as day spas, lingerie modeling studios, massage parlors and "stress relief clinics." Who knew?

Ted Wilson said the department's ability to pose as naked clients was particularly useful.
"It helped," Wilson said on Monday. "It's something they can do, if necessary, to gather sufficient evidence."

Wilson went on to explain, "sometimes we have to return several times a day to build a strong case."

Aside: Many of the arrested women may face time in a women's prison. The Institute will be there to watch their back.
Finally, a man in Kentucky once made a living in the naked business as an adult book store owner. He was charged with obsenity, converted to Christianity, then changed his business into a religious book store. The property is now for sale. Why? Lack of sales.

Aside: I wish I could tell you what the moral of that story was.