The young woman seen in a photo that went viral earlier this week says nothing sexual happened in the front seat of that police car.
She also says she hopes the Montreal police officers implicated in the "sex scandal" that ensued aren't disciplined.
The blonde woman, in her 20s, was photographed by a passerby in downtown Montreal on Monday night sitting in the front seat of a police car, shoulders bared, on the lap of an on-duty police officer. Her friend, a 17-year-old girl, was seen coming out of the back of the car with another officer.
"Nothing sexual happened," the woman told La Presse. "The police have nothing to answer for, and I don't want them to pay for [the incident]."
The Montreal police department suggested earlier this week the officers would face disciplinary action.
The woman, who wouldn't give her name, says she was out with her friend that night at a nightclub on St. Laurent Blvd. At around 11 p.m., she says, they walked toward a parking lot and noticed the squad car, which had one of the officers sitting in the passenger seat, with its door open.
"I approached him and sat next to him on the little piece of seat that was free," she said. "He let me be...we were sitting close together, but I was never on him."
That's when, she says, the passerby snapped the picture — and that they were never actually in the driver's seat of the car. She adds the outfit she was wearing that night bared her shoulders, and that she never undressed for the officer.
She does admit that she was "flirting" with him — asking him at one point how the police computer system worked — and that they did exchange phone numbers.
Montreal police says the officers haven't been suspended, but were taken off the streets and relegated to desk jobs for the time being.
The fallout from the picture even caught the attention of Quebec's public security minister Lise Thériault, who called the actions of the officers "weak".