Jen Moss (a.k.a. Ojai's 'Pastie Lady') plans July 4th fireworks in Oregon
She's baaaack, Ojai's Pastie Lady, now known as the Naked Lady of Ashland, Ore. Jen Moss is her name and the definition of the word "genitalia" is presently her game. Specifically, what the word means as cited in the Oregon state law that covers public nudity.
Moss is betting the law doesn't cover breasts, so she's not planning to cover hers. She wants to roller skate in the the town's annual July 4 parade, blowing a conch shell, dressed in just a G-string, according to an AP story.
The Ashland Chamber of Commerce learned of her coverage plans from an online posting.
"We don't feel that someone in the parade who is topless or nearly naked is appropriate for a family audience," said parade chairman James Kidd.
He said a letter was sent to Moss on Monday and wouldn't speak specifically about the chamber's position until he was certain that she had received the letter.
Kidd did say that parade rules clearly indicate that entries must be appropriate for a family audience. He also said he understood that the Ashland city ordinance allows women to be topless.
"She's welcome on any other day of the year to do that," he said. "But not on the Fourth of July while in the parade."
But with City Council member Eric Navickas saying he's on Moss' side, there's bound to be more naked drama to come.
--Veronique de Turenne
Photo: Carlos Chavez / Los Angeles Times