I suppose next they’ll say that sleeping with sources is a fireable offense, too. What are the chances my already questionable career will come to an end in such a lurid fashion?
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A WSLS-TV meteorologist was fired because is nude photo was posted on the Internet. The NBC affliate dismissed Jamey Singleton on Thursday after the photograph appeared on MySpace.com.
The station’s interim general manager, Shane Moreland, said in a statement that Singleton broke the morals clause of his contract, which stipulates that he must not be involved in anything deemed
“offensive or out of line with community standards.”
“What shocks and what offends — that’s really up to them,”
Singleton, 28, told The Roanoke Times. “I can’t blame them if … after everything that’s happened they said, ’That’s the straw that broke the camel’s back.”’
According to Singleton, the picture was taken as a joke a few months ago at a friend’s home, where he was getting ready for work. After going through treatment for heroin addiction he stopped
hanging out with some friends, including the one who posted the photo on MySpace on Tuesday, Singleton said. When Singleton heard about the picture, he notified MySpace and the picture was removed within an hour. However, the photo was e-mailed to several of Singleton’s
co-workers and to Moreland, Singleton said.