ABC Affiliates Defend NYPD Blue Buttocks Scene To FCC

The 50 ABC affiliates hit with indecency fines over a February 2003 episode of NYPD Blue filed an appeal with the Federal Communications Commission, telling it why it should rescind the fines, no butts about it.

According to a copy of the filing obtained by B&C, the stations argued that the bare female behind that prompted those fines -- which totaled about $1.4 million -- was a "simple depiction of nonsexual nudity," and that mere nudity is not indecent either as a matter of law or as a matter of community standards.

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