Ex-Hillsborough Head Start acting director: I was forced out because I'm gay
A former supervisor of children's programs for Hillsborough County says an investigation that led to her resignation was a "farce" that overlooked evidence and was shaped by gay stereotypes.
"I resigned because the die was cast against me because I am gay," wrote Erica Moore, the former interim Head Start director and Children Services director for the county, in a statement issued Monday.
Moore, who earned $104,978 annually, resigned Nov. 1 after an investigation found she gave unsolicited sexual advice to co-workers. The investigation determined that in multiple instances and in the presence of five women, Moore counseled them to be sexually attentive to their husbands to keep them from straying.