Women in the news that were fired for posing nude. I'm focusing on PB but others are welcomed. A subject that interests me since we are now living under harsh times and of all the things to lose your job over. I also would like to know if they ever bounced back from this setback, how they are doing now, etc.
This first one I find the most distressing. She lost her gun and badge for posing. In the cop world, most would rather get shot than lose their LEO job. I wonder if she ever recovered from this.
In 1994, at time of the staging of her Playboy pictorial, Shaya was 24 years old and a patrol officer in the 45th precinct in the Bronx. Shaya appeared in the August 1994 issue, in a partly open New York City police uniform jacket on the cover of the magazine, labeled "NYPD NUDE", and naked in a layout inside. The pictorial involved her using nightstick, handcuffs, and uniform in erotic and staged arrest scenes. She received US$100,000 for the pictorial.
At first reports of the appearance, the New York City Police Department attempted to ignore the incident, but then gradually took escalating measures. In July 1994, Shaya was reassigned to a desk job at the Bronx Borough Command, not as a disciplinary action, but due to other female officers in her precinct complaining about verbal harassment from residents, who were asking about Officer Shaya's location and comparing them to her. On October 28, the NYPD filed departmental charges against Shaya, for unauthorized off-duty employment and improper use of her uniform and the Police Department logo. A police panel recommended a month's suspension, but the final decision was left to the New York City Police Commissioner. On March 7, 1995, Commissioner William J. Bratton dismissed Shaya, now using her married name Shaya-Castro, from the New York City police department. Bratton ruled that Shaya-Castro's appearance in Playboy violated the City Charter and the department's rules, so she was unfit to be a police office.He also cited her record, which included only three arrests in four years.
In response, Shaya-Castro sued the department for US$10,000,000 for wrongful dismissal and gender discrimination.In her claim, she said that other, male, officers who appeared in pornographic films, not just softcore pictorials, were merely suspended, and not fired. She also said that her assignments to non-patrolling duties, such as typing and driving other officers, precluded many arrests.Her lawsuit was criticized by Stanley Crouch in an American Enterprise Institute speech. The case, Shaya-Castro v. New York City Police Department, 649 N.Y.S.2d 711 ., was decided against her, and upheld on appeal.
NYPD Nude, a documentary on Shaya's story, aired on British television Channel 4, on March 11, 1995.
At first, the Job just wanted the Shaya mess to go away. Originally, the Job was ignoring it, she was not even transferred at first. I think Bratton was hoping that it would fade away from the papers. It probably would have, but Shaya kept giving interviews and ending up on TV or the papers, and during one interview, she even made corruption allegations. She made herself very hard to ignore.