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Jessica Zelinske was fired because she posed nude for Playboy, lawsuit claims [PHOTO]

Jessica Zelinske
Jessica Zelinske

Jessica Zelinske was too hot for Charter Communication's Rochester office.

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The 33-year-old mother of a 9-year-old was fired by Charter months after she appeared on the cover of Playboy's "Hot Housewives" issue. She claims her boss, who might be the first man in American history to fire a colleague for appearing on Playboy's cover, previously gave her permission to do the shoot, so she's suing the company for more than $150,000 in damages, the Star Tribune reports.

From the Strib:

Zelinske told [her boss, Timothy McBeaini] weeks beforehand that she was answering a Playboy casting call and received an assurance from him that her job -- paying $18,000 annually plus commission -- would not be in jeopardy if she appeared nude in the iconic men's magazine.

The "Hot Housewives" issue with Zelinske was released in late July. In early September 2011, McBeain handed her a "Corrective Action Report," notifying her that she was fired on the spot for violating the company's "standards of common decency."

The notice went on to say, "You have violated Charter's professional conduct policy by making the personal choice to pose nude in a well-known publication."

Zelinske worked as an account executive, the Strib reports. We have to think the fact she's sexy enough for Playboy's cover wouldn't hurt when it comes to selling ads anywhere between here and Mars, so sounds like this is Charter's loss in more ways than one.

-- Follow Aaron Rupar on Twitter at @atrupar. Got a tip? Drop him a line at arupar@citypages.com.


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