Naked Cowgirl owes Naked Cowboy nothing, court rules

The return of the Naked Cowgirl. (Emily Anne Epstein/Metro)

The lawsuit-loving Naked Cowboy is failing to protect his underwear-and-cowboy-hat brand.

Naked Cowboy Robert Burck is currently entangled in his third lawsuit, this time against CBS soap opera “The Bold and the Beautiful” — but he wasn’t able to lasso the Naked Cowgirl into submission last month.

In February, Sandy Kane, “The Naked Cowgirl,” won a legal battle to keep her skivvies, pasties and guitar strapped on in Times Square, without giving Burck a dime.

According to the settlement agreement obtained by Metro, Kane, an aging ex-stripper, can use the name “Naked Cowgirl” alongside her name without dishing out cash. Last year, Burck demanded $5,000 and subsequent loyalty payments from Kane to use the “Naked” name, Kane’s lawyer, Nick Barnhorst, told Metro.

Todd Rubenstein, Burck’s manager said the terms of the settlement are now invalid because Kane talked to Metro even though both parties had a nondisclosure agreement.

“It’s not just that she’s saying she’s a naked cowgirl. She’s doing it in underwear, boots and a hat in Times Square,” moaned Burck. “She’s standing 25 feet from where I’m out and not wearing a bra.”

Kane said Burck’s a “bully” — and doesn’t own the right to be the only naked cowpoke in Times Square.

“They’re trying to scare me out of Times Square, where I’ve lived all my adult life and worked every strip club up and down,” she said. “All I did was make more money than him and get more attention.”

Loving the lawsuits?

Burck’s brawl with Kane is his third lawsuit, and Rubenstein told Metro they’ll “absolutely” sue anyone else they think infringes on their trademark.

In 2008, he demanded $6 million from Mars Inc. after the company posted a billboard in Times Square featuring an M&M in a cowboy hat and underwear.

In February, Burck filed a federal lawsuit against CBS after “The Bold and the Beautiful” featured a drunk and randy cowboy character named Oliver.



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
Local

Brooklyn man charged in roommate's stabbing death

A Brooklyn man accused of violently stabbing his roommate to death on Monday is in police custody and faces murder charges.

International

Dinosaurs could have survived asteroid strike

It turns out there is a good and a bad time for the planet to be hit by a meteor, and dinosaurs were just unlucky.…

National

OkCupid admits to Facebook-style experimenting on customers

By Sarah McBrideSAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - OkCupid, a top U.S. matchmaking website, intentionally mismatched users to test its technology, the IAC/InterActive Corp service said on…

Local

MTA fares still increasing 4 percent in newly…

The agency said the 4 percent increases, previously announced in December, will remain steady even as the MTA deals with increasing labor costs.

Movies

Interview: Brendan Gleeson on the way 'Calvary' depicts…

Brendan Gleeson talks about how his new film "Calvary" began over drinks and how his character here is the opposite of the lead in "The Guard."

Movies

'Get on Up' producer Mick Jagger on the…

Mick Jagger, a producer on the James Brown biopic "Get on Up," talks about the time had to tell the singer some bad news and his favorite JB record.

Television

'Glee' star Lea Michele to appear on 'Sons…

"Glee" star Lea Michele has been confirmed as a guest star in the final season of "Sons of Anarchy."

Television

TV watch list, Monday, July 28: 'The Bachelorette'…

See Andi Dorfman make her big choice on tonight's 'Bachelorette' finale.

MLB

Angelo Cataldi: Ryan Howard deserves better from Phillies

Just last week, Ryan Howard endured the embarrassment of a benching that was inevitable, and yet still shocking.

NFL

Larry Donnell has inside track in Giants tight…

Little-known Larry Donnell of Grambling State currently has the inside track, as the second-year player has received the bulk of the first-team reps.

NFL

Computer to Jets: Start Michael Vick over Geno…

Jets general manager John Idzik says the choice of who starts between second-year quarterback Geno Smith and veteran Michael Vick will be a “Jets decision.”

MLB

Yankees looking to trade for Josh Willingham: Report

CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reported Sunday the Yankees are interested in Twins outfielder Josh Willingham.

Travel

Glasgow: Hey, hey, the gangs aren't here

This European city has done a good job getting rid of its more violent residents and revitalizing with artists.

Education

Babson College tops list of best colleges for…

Money magazine has just released its inaugural list of "The Best Colleges for Your Money" -- and the answers have surprised many. Babson College, which…

Education

NYC teens learn how to develop apps during…

Through a program sponsored by CampInteractive, the high schoolers designed their own community-focused apps.

Tech

The Ministry of Silly Walks app is both…

Monty Python have dug into their back catalogue for cash-ins once more, but with the Ministry of Silly Walks app, they've made something that's fun too.