Skip to comments.Polish court reprimands topless sunbathers (see pictures)
Posted on 11/09/2008 8:44:12 AM PST by lizol
Polish court reprimands topless sunbathers
Nov 7 02:34 PM US/Eastern
A Polish court Friday reprimanded two Polish women, including a model who has appeared in men's magazines, for indecent exposure after they sunbathed topless, a rarity in the deeply Catholic country.
"Showing nudity goes beyond social customs and norms in Poland," read part of the verdict issued by a court in Szczecin, northwest Poland. "Personal freedom ends where the freedom of another person begins."
"I completely respect the court's verdict, but at the same time I disagree with it and I will certainly appeal it," Dorota Krzysztofek, 28, told Poland's TVN24 news channel. She also said she would be contacting Poland's ombudsman, a civil rights watchdog.
The court also ruled the women would have to pay court fees of 130 zlotys (36 euro, 46 dollars). The verdict is subject to appeal.
"Perhaps men will also have to cover up their torsos on the beach?" Krzysztofek said. "I see nothing indecent about the chests of men or women," she added.
In May, policemen fined Krzystofek and her 26-year-old friend for sunbathing topless on a public beach in Szczecin.
The women went to court after they failed to pay a fine of 150 zlotys (40 euros, 55 dollars).
The case of the two women -- one of whom is a model and has appeared topless in Polish men's magazines -- sparked such massive media interest that a first hearing in September had to be postponed when too many reporters turned up to fit into the court gallery.
The women pleaded not guilty to indecent exposure, arguing there was no explicit ban on going topless at the beach.
They also said fellow sunbathers had not been offended, insisting that many had jumped to their defence.
Ladies, please consider my deck as a safe haven for your sunbathing activities.
Polish Cannes Festival...?
Anyone who thinks that seeing those two topless is "indecent" should have their head examined.
I mean its not like they were in San Freako or something.
Oh, and this line is priceless:
“They also said fellow sunbathers had not been offended, insisting that many had jumped to their defence.”
I am also temped to vote “Not Guilty” but in order to render a fair and impartial decision, I’d like to request a closer examination of the evidence.
Many will complain that these are not the pictures they were hoping for.
What the heck? These chicks ought to be given a medal!
As my Daddy ounce said “A good looking woman is a sight to behold”.
This may be the first time I’ve ruled NOT GUILTY in one of these cases. Usually, when we read about nudists here, or protesters stripping as part of some anti-war activity, they turn out to be VERY GUILTY.
In this case though, it’s an emphatic NOT GUILTY!
ABSOLUTELY - POSITIVELY - 100% - NOT GUILTY.
Well, this is a conservative forum ;-)
That was NOT indecent exposure, it was DAMN DECENT exposure.
Just a wild guess but I think these 2 sunbathers were saluted by a lot of kielbasa that day.
I think a little “Jury Nullification” is in order...
“Id like to request a closer examination of the evidence”
Google for “Dorota Krzysztofek”, and you may find some evidence ;-)
This sad, dark, and rather preposterous world is in desperate need of many, many more ravishingly gorgeous young women such as these sunbathing topless.
Meant “Just because you’re on a diet doesn’t mean you CAN’T read the menu”.
LOT is Poland’s largest air carrier. Just sayin’. :-)
And, by the way, I’d consider it both an honor and a privilege to pay their fines for them.
Well the dark-haired one has a really odd face.
I did in fact, and discovered some on-point material which did not contain as much direct evidentiary value as one might have liked, but was nonetheless sufficient to support an acquittal on all charges.
"Just because you didn't order from the menu doesn't mean that management CAN'T collect the cover charge."
Yeah, there isn't enough background detail to show that it's a courtroom. Bad photography,
Guilty, punishable by a spanking over the knee.
Your Honor, the jury requires more evidence before it can render a verdict!
I was kinda hoping the reprimand included a spanking
Womens wearing spandex pants in supermarkets should also be on the ban list.......
Yeah, that pixellation effect really conceals her identity well. Right.
She didn’t allow the journalists to show her face, neither agreed to reveal her full name publicly.
Actually - all this MSM mess about this case was caused by the blonde one, who is a model, and obviously wanted to gain some publicity.
Yeah, that's the problem ace.
Mark ‘em as Exhibit 36D[?]
Booth bunnies, G-d love ‘em. The reason computers come with “cup holders.”
Now you may present your evidence.
It’s par for the course in Europe in many areas. There is this beach called Jesolo Beach near Venice Italy where us young buck American soldiers would spend our weekends in the summer when we could.
It was full of women that looked just like the bonnie lass in these photos who come down from Scandinavia, Poland etc. to the Mediterranean for vacation.
They all spoke some level of English and were friendly. I still have some old slide photos somewhere of them showering out in the open public beach showers.
One of the best Tours of Duty - ever.
1/509th Airborne Battalion Combat Team
Yeah, in fact give them a court order to CONTINUE!
“If loving you is wrong, I don’t want to be right.”
To borrow a phrase from Homer Simpson.
The only problem is that with the traditional Polish diet these two will blow up like life rafts in a couple of years.
Do not tell me this wasn't a Marketing Ploy, Brilliant, Absolutely Brilliant I say!
Gawd I love Polish women.
Do you see what all those years of communism did to the people of Poland? It stole all of their vowels! Those poor people couldn't even afford a decent number of vowels in their names under communism!
Where I work we used to have the most beautiful little polish lady who was our FedEx delivery person. She always had a big smile and was friendly and chatty. I could have the worst day at work, and a 2 minute conversation with her would set everything straight. The best part of my day was when be quitting time, but it wasn't because of leaving work, but because she was picking up, and it would give me a chance to chat with her for a few minutes. She was gorgeous.
Unfortunately her route changed, and I haven't seen her in more than a month.
How do you spell that name?
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