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Nudity penalty for ABC axed

A federal appeals court threw out a $1.21 million penalty against 44 ABC television stations for violating broadcast indecency standards by airing an “NYPD Blue” episode that showed a woman’s nude buttocks.

A federal appeals court threw out a $1.21 million penalty against 44 ABC television stations for violating broadcast indecency standards by airing an “NYPD Blue” episode that showed a woman’s nude buttocks.

Yesterday’s decision followed the New York court’s ruling last July that the indecency policy under which the U.S. Federal Communications Commission had assessed the penalty was unconstitutionally vague.

 
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