Gloria Allred to Represent "Angry Stripper" Sarah Tressler Against Chron, Report Says (UPDATED w/Full Tressler Statement)
Noted feminist lawyer/TV personality Gloria Allred will hold a press conference later today to announce she is representing "Angry Stripper" Sarah Tressler in a lawsuit against the Houston Chronicle, the Web site Radar reports.
Sarah Tressler: Courtroom bound?
Tressler was a society writer for the paper and a stripper, one who wrote about her pole experiences and posted pictures of herself on a blog called Diary of an Angry Stripper, not to mention a Twitter and Facebook page.
The Chron fired her, and she has said she did not tell editors of her other, semi-public, life.
"Allred will assert that her client's firing may constitute sex discrimination, which would be a violation of Tressler's rights under the law," Radar says.
Update: An EEOC complaint has been filed. it's only fitting that we should link the Chronicle's story on it, in which it refuses to comment.
Tressler says in the complaint she was fired "because my prior activity as an adult dancer was not disclosed when I applied for the job. I believe that the stated reason for my termination was pretextual in that I answered the questions that were put to me truthfully in connection with my application for employment. The true reason for my termination was discrimination on account of my gender.''
Here's the full PR statement from Tressler: