Case Likely to Be Dropped Against Naked Man in Times Square Standoff
A fashion model who taunted the police and shouted about Donald J. Trump while naked in Times Square is likely to have a public lewdness case against him dropped if he completes psychiatric treatment, under an agreement described by prosecutors in court in Manhattan on Friday.
“This likely took place while the defendant was experiencing a manic episode — the first in his life. As soon as he was arrested he was hospitalized for treatment.”
McClean, wearing vintage Nikes and a trendy white top with silver hardware in court, later said in a statement:
“I respect the court’s desire to understand what triggered my actions, and would like to thank the NYPD officers for their patience in handling the situation.
“I will continue working with my doctor to maintain a balanced well-being… being self aware is progress in itself.”
McClean’s lawyer, Dan Ollen, added, “We are happy that the court and the DA’s office saw this case for what it is — a onetime manic episode that is highly unlikely to reoccur.”
Judge Lyle Frank signed off on the deal, which will leave McClean with no record.
McClean, who has sashayed down the runways of Versace and Dolce & Gabbana, stopped traffic and tourists with his hourlong peep show as he pranced on the bleachers above the TKTS booth.
The model, who has graced the covers of GQ and Harper’s Bazaar, spat at cops who tried to talk him down.
The impromptu show ended when McClean jumped, narrowly missing a giant airbag.
McClean was booked on charges of public lewdness, disorderly conduct and exposure of a person.
He was taken to Bellevue Hospital and spent three weeks undergoing psychiatric treatment.