You knew this was coming.
Stripper/reporter Sarah Tressler has sued the Hearst-owned Houston Chronicle for gender discrimination and claims in her one-page complaint that she was fired “because my prior activity as an adult dancer was not disclosed when I applied for the job.” She adds: “The true reason for my termination was discrimination on account of my gender.” The AP reports:
Tressler’s attorney said the ex-reporter danced as an independent contractor and was not an employee of any club and therefore did not need to list her dancing when she applied for her full time position with the newspaper.
Attorney Gloria Allred said 30-year-old Tressler broke no laws by dancing on the side and it “does not, has not and will not affect her ability to perform her job as a journalist.”
* Reporter-stripper sues Houston Chronicle over firing (AP) | (CNN)
* Society writer by day, stripper by night (JimRomenesko.com)
* Houston Chronicle fires society writer/stripper Sarah Tressler (JimRomenesko.com)