No Cap and Gown

Sexual-harassment charges help send Berkeley's Naked Guy packing

EVEN THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT BERKELEY, birthplace of the Free Speech Movement, has its limits. The quiet insistence of Andrew Martinez, a.k.a. the Naked Guy, on attending classes and strolling on campus in the nude finally ran afoul of both Berkeley's rules and politically correct culture.

Martinez, 19, began appearing au naturel last September, having led a campus "nude-in" to protest social repression. Campus police arrested him, but the county prosecutor refused to prosecute, concluding that nudity without lewd behavior was not illegal. The university then banned nudity. Martinez persisted, until some female students charged that his behavior constituted sexual...

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