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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.

Moore did not respond to a request for comment last week for a Tampa Bay Times report on her resignation. For more on the statement she issued this week, click here.

[Last modified: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 6:57pm]


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