Harrisburg-based fetish model Sarah Hunter said she has been fired from two jobs recently because of her work online as a nude model.
“I’m not ashamed of anything I’ve done,” she said. “I don’t regret any of the experiences or anything.”
Hunter still feels this way, despite being fired from a bartending job and a hostess job within the past two months. She said it’s all because of her nude modeling career. She has years of experience and a large following online.
“As long as it doesn’t affect the work that you’re doing now and you show up on time and you do your job and you’re good at it, it doesn’t seem to me that other jobs you’ve had in the past have had any impact on that,” Hunter said.
Hunter will continue to model on the side. But when she began to look for a job outside of the adult entertainment industry, she found it to be pretty tough.
FOX43 legal analyst Steven Breit said Pennsylvania is an at-will employment state, which means employers can hire and fire workers at any time, as long as it’s not for a discriminatory reason.
“It’s very easy, as an employer, to craft reasons why someone is going to be terminated,” Breit said. “And as long as they’re articulated in a non-discriminatory fashion, it is hard to prove a discrimination case.”
Hunter said she’s proud of the work she has done and warns that people shouldn’t judge a book by its cover or by what they uncover in an internet search.
“I know plenty of very educated, very intelligent women, myself included, who get into the sex industry because it’s what they enjoy, it’s what they like and they’re good at it,” Hunter said. “But that doesn’t, in any way, make someone less capable of doing any other kind of job.”