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US police officer to sue after being sacked over gay porn film

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  1. Hope he looses this law suit.

  2. And why’s that? The amount of people fired for having former careers in porn is staggering, and quite frankly it would be appalling for it to be legally permissable to allow someone to star in a movie but also allow a tax payer funded organisation to fire them for starring in it. The police aren’t a religious organisation, this isn’t a freedom of speech issue and he did nothing illegal. I hope he gets every penny he can out of them.

  3. BrazilBoysBlog 26 Jan 2010, 8:49pm

    I suppose it depends on the terms of his employment agreement. If he had been specifically asked if he had ever appeared in pornography and he had lied, then he does not have a leg to stand on. The issue would then be honesty in answering the question. Of course, we can debate the legality/fairness of them being allowed to ask the question in the first place….

  4. Well, let’s put ourselves in the boss chair. Your employee, which you’re hoping to secure from this interview, will be shiny clean and sparkly. They’ll represent your firm fully, and be the sort of person you’ll be proud of. Right? So, how many years have to elapse from a man being employed in a porn film for you to employ him? One? Two? Five? Fifty?

  5. The process to become a police officer is “arduous?”

    Does the application specifically state that one must disclose whether or not he/she has participated in a pornographic movie? And if so, are there laws governing it’s legality? If there are no such laws or up front disclosure requirements, then yes…it is blatant discrimination.

  6. Yes, it looks like discrimination, depending on what he was asked and how he replied.
    ‘Verdugo’ is Spanish for ‘executioner’. I suspect another S&M pseudonym….

  7. So what? He made a porno film. How many other police officrs have kinky sex but just don’t put it on film!

  8. To be fair, I don’t think it can be called discrimination unless there are non-gay policewomen and men who are known to have been involved in porn movies and haven’t been dismissed. I imagine there’s some sort of clause asking an applicant to specify if there’s anything he/she has done that could bring ‘disrepute’ to the force, or words to that effect, and if he concealed his background or lied I doubt it’ll stand him in good stead legally.

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