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Naked Cowboy Loses Legal Duel with Naked Cowgirl, Report Says

By DNAinfo Staff on March 10, 2011 10:58am  | Updated on March 10, 2011 11:04am

By Olivia Scheck

DNAinfo Reporter/Producer

MANHATTAN — Times Square's Naked Cowboy failed to wrangle any cash out of his scantily clad nemesis, the self-proclaimed "Naked Cowgirl," according to a secret settlement agreement obtained by Metro.

Times Square icon, former presidential candidate and perennial plaintiff, Robert Burck, filed suit last summer against former stripper Sandy Kane for allegedly infringing on his "Naked Cowboy" brand.

Kane, a New Jersey native who performs for tourists in an American flag bikini and matching cowboy hat, refused to pay the $5,000 franchise fee Burck demanded from her.

Burck claimed to have collected "franchise fees" from another Naked Cowgirl, Louisa Holmlund, 27, in the past.

Naked Cowgirl Sandy Kane, 50, was accused of infringing upon the Naked Cowboy brand.
Naked Cowgirl Sandy Kane, 50, was accused of infringing upon the Naked Cowboy brand.
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But the litigious Naked Cowboy failed to collect this time, instead agreeing to settle the lawsuit for free last month as long as Kane kept mum about the deal, according to Metro.

The reported agreement was a clear victory for the Kane, who once defended her position by explaining, "I've been naked for years."

Still, the Naked Cowgirl's legal troubles may not be behind her yet.

Burck's manager, Todd Rubenstein, told Metro that the settlement is now invalidated because Kane gabbed to the paper, thus violating her non-disclosure agreement.

It was not clear whether Burck would pursue further legal action against Kane.