Following a rash of ‘upskirt’ arrests in Manhattan during one warm week in March, officials are warning New Yorkers to be wary of potential Gay Talese articles from an upskirter’s point of view.
“This is a serious crime with serious consequences,” said Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. “These are not victimless crimes, but damaging invasions of privacy, and so-called ‘upskirters’ will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. They will also probably get prominent coverage in some of our most revered weekly magazines, leading to endless debates over journalistic ethics and lucrative film deals.”
Common locations where people should be on the lookout for articles by Gay Talese about upskirters and the ensuing bouts of hand-wringing and condemnation include Twitter, aggregation sites and the three remaining newsstands in New York.
Reached for comment, Talese said, “This is why I told those broads to stay away from anti-social types. You wouldn’t believe how easy it is to take these pictures. Why just the other day I — Nan, what are you doing with the phone?”
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