Texas reporter alleges firing over stripper work
HOUSTON (AP) -- A former reporter for the Houston Chronicle has filed a gender discrimination complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleging she was fired because she failed to disclose she also had worked as an exotic dancer.
Sarah Tressler alleges she was fired by the newspaper in March for not indicating on her employment application work history that she had worked as a stripper.
Tressler and her attorney, celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred, announced the filing of the complaint at a Los Angeles news conference Thursday.
The Houston Chronicle declined to comment on the complaint. The EEOC says it can't confirm or deny whether Tressler's complaint was received.
Tressler worked as a society reporter for the newspaper from January through March.