Fetish model says she was fired from jobs over nude photos

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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.”


  • Just me

    Ummm…….its one thing to be a nude model……it's quite another thing to do "fetish porn" (yes there are videos out there of Sarah doing all kinds of unmentionables…..(do your research ). All this is fine and dandy……what's not cool is when you solicit your daytime customers…try to sell them photos…direct them to your websites etc…….and then have the nerve to cry foul when the family establishments and country club don't want to be involved in solicitation. No one has to know anything about someone's private life……Sarah makes hers public and cries foul and acts like little miss innocent when she doesn't get her way. If she would keep it private…….or better yet work at establishments that embrace that lifestyle rather than gold dig for rich old men….she wouldn't have any issues.

    • just him

      Just me brings up a valid point that i think was missed by your report, and i can speak with some authority as ive enjoyed Ms. Hunters work as her alter ego Nicotine from her arrival at a well known adult site, shes obviously very pretty and you dont forget that the excellent job she did on those shoots. Now the problem I had with your piece, and im not sure if its her desire to skirt around the worst of her, lets be honest, pornographic work, simulated sex, etc, and not just some skimpy bikini pics, or the network trying to steer clear of objectionable material on air, is that you made it look like she was a motorbike or bikini model and was getting this kind of problem.

      Now that might happen to some bikini models, but her work was not as "mainstream" as your piece portrays. So there's probably faults on the piece on both sides, it seemed more like a publicity piece for her to spin the best on a bad situation and you fell for it with either little research or desire to expose this part of her work. tsk tsk

      Of course the obvious "well what did she expect" begs to be asked, however, in case you think im trying to be negative about her, im not. The issue I had is its more of a "come clean, but not really" piece, so while I sympathize with her, shes trying, I feel, to make it seem like only her recent work is the issue, and if people saw the other stuff, the piece wouldnt have looked so much as "geez why are they picking on her for that" to "ooooh, yeah i can see why people would have a problem with that".

      That being said, however, I feel that she is an amazing woman, very smart, dedicated, professional, and has to be to model and arrange all the different shoots and projects, etc. She seems like a genuine, warm person. Im not from your area so I cant comment on her soliciting website business from patrons where she works. In her tumblr piece on it, she mentions she was up front about her work to patrons, now whether thats code for asking them to visit her site, only the people involved know for sure.

      In closing, I think she would be a fantastic person to have as an employee, and its hypocritical for so many of us who consume the products in the industry she works in at home, and then to come into work and judge them for that. We're at that sad moment like a lot of social issues where we know whats right, but the momentum of doing the wrong thing for so long still has hold. Shes a real live human being and has a lot to offer outside of her sex appeal, but has made a lot of people very happy with her adult work. I think anyone that has an issue with her work should read her piece on sex worker shaming. We wring our hands and say these girls should get out and get a real job, and then we deny them that. Things need to change….

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