Saturday, July 25, 2009

Married to a porn star? You're fired

A town manager in Florida was fired for his connections to porn - not making his own, but being married to someone who did.

Wait, what?
"Scott, who married Anabela in October, was fired at an emergency meeting Tuesday after the mayor and council members learned the nature of her employment. Scott, the town manager for 15 months, was unanimously voted out, terminated with six months pay.

The firing came after Anabela, who goes by the stage name Jazella Moore, was recognized by an editor of an online adult entertainment publication after a photo of the couple on the Fourth of July parade was published in the local paper.

Fort Myers Beach Mayor Larry Kiker said, "Our issue is the situation town was put in in terms of how effective we can govern and whether or not it this was going to serve as a distraction for that, and we felt like it would.""
It would be wrong for a town council to fire someone because they had been in porn, but it sadly wouldn't surprise me. America has such Puritan values when it comes to sex, especially using sex to make money. But firing someone for being married to a porn star? Does any connection to porn automatically make someone unfit to perform his or her job? What if it had been Scott's sister; would he still be to blame?

If this is really all there is to the story, I hope someone offers this man a job.

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9 comments:

  1. I hope he sues their ass off for wrongful dismissal and wins big.

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  2. *I* hope there's a nice huge lawsuit in another of our grand american traditions...

    ;)

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  3. I'm with them. RUN THIS INTO THE GROUND!

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  4. Needless to say, I am not faring well.

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  5. "You go get a court order, and I'll sue your ass for wrongful prosecution!"

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  6. Hooooly crap, I just woke up and now look how much I have to read!!

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  7. Yeah, definitely grounds to sue. Reminds me of high school-level conversations about people's futures... guess there *is* a downside to being married to a porn star.

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  8. Yet, Arnold killed about a thousand people in his movies and his the Governor of California.

    God Bless America and nobody else!

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