New information that has surfaced in the aftermath of investigative reporter Shea Allen's termination "without cause" is casting much needed sunshine on the events leading up to her controversial dismissal.
Allen contends that her "abrupt" discharge — ostensibly over a now-infamous blog post in which she "confessed" to certain indelicacies both on- and off-camera (including going "bra-less" on live TV) — took her by surprise.
But a former co-worker told Gawker that Allen's confessional was merely "the straw that broke the camel's back."
Earlier this year, the insider says, Allen was suspended for three days for dropping an F-bomb on the air.
She allegedly followed that up with another warning for running a news package "that contained profanity and racial slurs."
"Shea has been a ticking time bomb for termination," the sources tells us.
"I feel what I do in my personal space is protected by the First Amendment," she said.
As for what's next, Allen doesn't quite know, but she's determined to remain in the field.
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