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New Jersey police officer loses her job over dominatrix past

Kristen Hyman, a Hudson County Sheriff's Officer, lost her job on the force due to her past as a dominatrix. 

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JERSEY CITY, N.J. -- A New Jersey sheriff's officer has lost her job because she previously appeared in bondage films as a dominatrix. Hudson County Sheriff Frank Schillari tells The Jersey Journal a hearing officer made the decision to fire Kristen Hyman on Wednesday, and he agrees with the decision.

The department suspended her six days before her academy graduation last year, saying she failed to disclose that she appeared in the films and sometimes saw clients privately for money. Court documents show Hyman told investigators she never appeared naked and didn't perform sex acts in the videos.

A judge rescinded the suspension, and Hyman was sworn in June 8. She then went on paid administrative leave pending the hearing.

In court papers, the sheriff's office had said Hyman's past caused the force to be, "the subject of inquiry and ridicule among law enforcement," CBS New York reported.

A lawyer who previously represented Hyman says he's no longer involved in the case.

James Lisa, a lawyer who had represented Hyman, said Wednesday night that he was no longer involved in the case.