Aides to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) scrambled to “release” a staffer after they found out about her “checkered” past as a thong model, according to newly released documents.
The email correspondence came as part of a massive document dump related to an ongoing investigation into Walker and his aides during the governor’s time as Milwaukee County executive. In this particular email, former Walker chief of staff Thomas Nardelli emailed Walker and deputy chief of staff Kelly Rindfleisch alerting them about a newly hired doctor in the Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division. Nardelli wanted to call attention to her time as thong model.
“It was recently discovered that she has a checkered past and has done some modeling work. It isn’t pornographic, but is quite suggestive (I’m told – I don’t know her name),” Nardelli wrote in the email. “He [sic] apparently models thongs and wasn’t forthright in sharing that with staff prior to her hire as an hourly paid MD at BHD.”
Nardelli wrote that John Chianelli, who was the director of the unit of the Behavioral Health Division of the employee in question, was looking into “a way to release her without much fanfare.”
“John is more concerned about having her on staff and subsequently having her Googled by staff only to learn of her ‘other life’ out side of her medical work,” Nardelli continued.
“Apparently she’s competent, but even the Medical Director is dismayed that she has a varied life style outside of her medical profession.”
Walker, according to The Huffington Post which flagged the email, responded to Nardelli “Get rid of the MD asap.”
Because her name was redacted from the documents, it is unclear whether the woman was fired in the end.