NY Teacher Fired for Topless Selfie Sues for Gender Discrimination
A 25-year-old New York state middle school teacher has filed a $3 million lawsuit against her former employer.
She says she was fired because of a topless photo she’d sent privately to someone she was dating.
A student somehow got hold of the photo and began circulating it, but she says that’s not her fault and that she shouldn’t be punished for it.
She is now suing the South Country School District for that amount in a gender discrimination lawsuit because she was fired over the selfie last week.
She said she texted the photo to her partner at the time, another teacher in the district, more than two years ago.
She has no idea how a student was able to get a copy and share it.
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