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'Naked Cowboy' files lawsuit against CBS

The New York City street performer who calls himself 'The Naked Cowboy' has filed a lawsuit against CBS.

February 14, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
The New York City street performer who calls himself "The Naked Cowboy" has filed a lawsuit against CBS.

Robert Burck has been strumming his guitar in his underpants since 1997 and trademarked his act 11 years ago.

He claims CBS ripped off his character in its show "The Bold and the Beautiful" and is asking for $1.5 million.

"We choose to respond with the bare minimum to the plaintiff's naked allegations," a CBS spokesperson said in a statement.