Charges Dropped in Mini-Dress Scandal

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    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.

    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.