Charges Dropped in Mini-Dress Scandal
JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 14: Dutch fans celebrate during the 2010 FIFA World Cup Group E match between Netherlands and Denmark at Soccer City Stadium on June 14, 2010 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Updated at 2:05 PM CDT on Tuesday, Jun 22, 2010
Charges have been dropped against two Dutch women who had faced prosecution for allegedly taking part in an ambush marketing campaign at a World Cup match in Johannesburg.
The women were among a group of more than 30 Dutch women who attended last week's Netherlands-Denmark game at Soccer City wearing orange minidresses paid for by brewing company Bavaria.
They had faced charges under an act covers that ambush marketing, when a company benefits from an event without paying for advertising.
On Tuesday, the two women appeared briefly in Johannesburg Magistrate's Court, and were told by a prosecutor that all charges had been dropped.
A court spokesman said there had been a settlement, but did not give details.
Published at 12:25 PM CDT on Jun 22, 2010
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