(USATODAY) — GREENBURGH, N.Y. — When actress Victoria Bolton landed a role in the docudrama Free The Nipple and was asked to bare her breasts, she researched the issue to make sure the topless gig wouldn't jeopardize her job.
She is a computer aide at Woodlands High School in the Greenburgh Central School District, about 20 miles north of Manhattan.
"I thought about it, and found out it was legal," said Bolton, 37, noting that a 1992 court ruling in New York allows women to bare their breasts in public, just as men do. "Besides, I support equal rights for women. I'm not ashamed of it."
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