Porn News

Lawsuit filed in porn viewing at workplace

The woman who alerted the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston to employee viewing of Internet pornography has sued the school. Cynthia Davis, a UT-Houston audit manager when she conducted the 2003 investigation, filed the lawsuit earlier this month in a Harris County federal court. She alleges school leaders violated her free-speech rights and retaliated by forcing her out of her job.

“Ms. Davis wants to bring to light not just the pain caused her by pornography abuse at UT-Houston but the school’s response to it, the way it swept it under the rug,” said Martin Shellist, Davis’ lawyer.

Davis declined to comment on the suit, as did UT-Houston officials.

The FBI looked into Davis’ claims after she reported employees were accessing teen porn Web sites. The FBI concluded there was no evidence the material met its child-pornography threshold.

Davis resigned before then, contending that the school’s failure to take stronger disciplinary action and the retaliation against her created a hostile work environment. The suit calls her move an “involuntary resignation.”

The Houston Chronicle reported on Davis’ claims in early February 2004 based on an exchange of memos it obtained.

UT-Houston’s response to Davis’ last investigation was to counsel the employees, place a written reprimand in their files and inform them repeat offenses would result in termination. The investigation findings and a child-pornography incident involving an employee of UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas led to a system task force on computer use. Shellist called its report “a whitewash.”

The lawsuit names the UT System and UT System regents, UT-Houston and UT-Houston administrators Michael McKinney and Charles Chaffin, and asks for damages and reinstatement.

 

199 Views

Related Posts

Two New Dorcel Features by Franck Vicomte Hit the U.S

Dorcel on Thursday announced the unveiling of two new all-sex releases from veteran director Franck Vicomte.

How Sex-Ed Lays the Groundwork for Well-Informed Shopping

We often do some research before making purchases, whether by delving into a company’s background, exploring specific products or simply making sure we understand how to use something before we buy it. In the realm of pleasure products, however, it…

Industry Vets Tiffany Ray, Kristen Kaye Launch Invision Models

New adult talent agency Invision Models officially opens its doors with the launch of its website InvisionModels.com.

FSC to Hold Webinar on Taxes for Adult Industry Professionals

LOS ANGELES — FSC will conduct the “No Stigma, All Strategy: Taxes for the Adult Industry” webinar on Tuesday at 11 a.m. (PST). The session will feature a tax expert who specializes in supporting the adult content industry, in an event…

JMG, Royal Fetish Street ‘Fetish Training: Double Domination’

Distributor Joy Media Group and production company Royal Fetish Films have released the first DVD featuring exclusive content from RoyalFetishXXX.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.