The Straits Times
Published on Dec 25, 2012

'Irresistible' Iowa woman fired for being too sexy


CHICAGO (AFP) - An "irresistible" Iowa dental assistant fired for threatening her boss's marriage - even though she turned away his advances - has lost her discrimination lawsuit.

Ms Melissa Nelson, who is married with children, had worked for James Knight for 10 years before his wife complained about his infatuation with her.

Ms Nelson told the court that she had seen Knight as a father figure and a man of "integrity" who generally treated her with respect.

But about nine years into the job, Knight started to complain that her clothes were "distracting" because they "accentuated her body," and he sometimes asked her to cover up with her lab coat.