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Obama Streaker: I Wasn't 'Masturbating' and 'I Needed the Money

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"Apparently, there is a law in Pennsylvania where someone isn't able to profit from an illegal act."

Juan Rodriguez, the man accused of streaking at an Obama rally on Sunday, defended his actions Monday night after appearing in a Philadelphia court.

"It's the human body," he said. "I think that people nowadays take it a lot more extreme than it is. It's just the human body. It's not like I was doing anything like masturbating or anything that was really really inappropriate."

Another camera caught him explaining that he streaked because he needed the money:

But right now it's not a given that the streaking stunt's financier, billionaire Alki David, will pay up. According to the Fox station in Philadelphia:

On Tuesday, the British web mogul who started a “Streak Obama” contest will issue a formal statement.

But in statements given to the New York Daily News, it seems like David isn’t sure that Juan Rodriguez will qualify for the $1 million prize he offered to anyone who would appear naked before Obama with the name of David’s Web site on his body.

"It's still not confirmed," David told the Daily News. "Whether he was in earshot and eyesight of the President is what's being debated right now."

David also told the Daily News he may not be able to pay out the bet because of laws in Pennsylvania.

"Apparently, there is a law in Pennsylvania where someone isn't able to profit from an illegal act," said David, citing another likely obstacle to Rodriguez collecting the jackpot.

Apparently.

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