If you ever wanted to see the hottest journalist ever with a master's degree and a university teaching gig strip on-stage, now's your chance.
Sarah Tressler, the onetime L.A. alternative weekly writer who was fired from her Houston Chronicle staff writing job after the paper found out she was moonlighting as an exotic dancer, is taking her well-rounded experience on the road for “a coast-to-coast stripping tour,” reports the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
The road work also seems to be doubling as …
… a publicity tour for her recently released tell-all, Diary of an Angry Stripper.
It looks like she has already been in L.A., at least as part of the book tour, according to her blog. (Maybe she'll return?) If you want to catch her in the near-buff for now you'll have to trek to Vegas, where Tressler will perform July 20 and 21, according to the paper.
After her firing in late March, Tressler secured the representation of L.A.'s own Gloria Allred and filed a federal gender discrimination complaint against the Chronicle.
The Chron says it fired her because she failed to disclose her moonlighting on her application for work at the paper. Tressler says b.s.:
I don't believe that I should have been terminated because of a claim that I did not disclose on my employment application that I worked as an exotic dancer. There was no question on the form that covered my dancing. I answered the questions on the form honestly.
I feel that women should not be denied other employment because they have worked as exotic dancers.
In any case, the Chronicle's action certainly wasn't the end of her. Tressler has been busy teaching journalism at the University of Houston, publicizing her book, freelancing for US Weekly and, yes, nude (or near-nude) dancing.