UK: Court overturns man’s conviction for wearing a bra in his own home

A court has overturned a Scottish man’s conviction in court for wearing a bra in his own home.

David Wotherspoon, 41, was convicted of breaching the peace for wearing the women’s undergarment within full sight of his neighbors.

Wotherspoon was reportedly spotted rubbing his nipples, in what judges called an “exhibitionist” and “provocative” display. He was spotted by a 48-year-old male neighbor, as well as two women, aged 19 and 22. The behavior is said to have taken place between January and August of 2015.

The Sheriff Appellate Court upheld the sheriff’s decision, arguing that “parading at an open door and in front of the living room window bare chested apart from a visible pink brassiere and on one of those occasions rubbing his nipples…could readily cause alarm in a reasonable person and disturbance in the community.”

He took his case to the Court of Criminal Appeal in Edinburgh, where it was overturned. Read more via LGBTQ Nation