Nude Violinist Files $1.1 Million Lawsuit Against Portland Police
An American violinist has filed a $1.1 Million lawsuit against the Portland Police Bureau claiming he was dragged, injured and taunted following a naked street recital last year.
Portland police have made claim Matthew T Mglej, 25 was the source of several complaints after he was playing the violin unclothed outside the Mark O. Hatfield Courthouse on May 24, 2014.
It is understood Police will argue Mglej, 25 was arrested after being advised public nudity violated city code - and was physically restrained only after refusing to dress and walk to the patrol car unaided.
Mgley pleaded not guilty to indecent exposure four days after his arrest – and is scheduled to reappear in an Oregon Court on February 17, in relation to the offence.