July 23, 2009

Manager loses job over wife’s profession

A Florida town fired its manager after learning the woman he married less than a year ago was an adult video actress, officials say.

The town council of Fort Myers Beach voted unanimously to terminate the contract of manager Scott Janke, 55, and then held a meeting Wednesday night to explain the move to residents, the Fort Myers (Fla.) New-Press reports.

I'm very puzzled about the need for emergency action since our manager has been married since October, said resident Pat Smith. What I don't also understand is why it matters so much what the spouse is doing so long as it's legal.

Janke's wife, who acts under the screen name Jazelle Moore, refers to herself as a priestess of the erotic arts on her Web site.

The town council says her profession brings an inappropriate and negative image to a place that prides itself on being family-friendly.