Pink-Paint Defense in Nebraska Nudity Case

A Lincoln woman who has had run-ins with the law regarding public nudity is facing the charge again — and could go to jail if convicted.

Officials have charged 23-year-old Melissa Harrington with violating a public decency ordinance when she hosted a wet T-shirt contest at a Lincoln bar in March.

Police accuse Harrington of conducting the show while nude from the waist up.

Harrington is fighting the ticket, saying parts of her breasts were covered with a pink paint.

Yesterday, a Lancaster County judge heard final evidence and arguments in the case.

If convicted, she could face as much as eight months in jail.

Harrington was ticketed in 2003 for naked Internet pictures of herself taken in a downtown Lincoln bar.