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Dallas teacher who was fired over porn past says she was forced into ‘sex slavery’

February 18, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Dallas teacher who was fired over porn past says she was forced into ‘sex slavery’

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Former Texas ISD teacher Resa Woodward who was fired after officials discovered she worked as a porn actress almost two decades ago, claimed that she was pushed into sex slavery.

The sixth-grade science teacher with an exemplary record had her past as a porn star revealed on social media. She has been fighting to get her job back at the Young Women’s STEAM Academy at Balch Springs Middle School since she was released in November.

In an appeal to Education Commissioner Mike Morath, Resa Woodward stated that a controlling man whom she married at the age of 19 forced her into “sex slavery,” according to the Dallas Morning News.

“Young, stupid afraid, I complied to avoid his wrath,” she said. “Only a woman who has been through a horrifying experience could understand, but I’m asking you to and reconsider the terrible charges against me, the victim of an abusive past.”

The former porn actress turned educator wants her teaching position back

A Google search for “Robyn Foster,” Woodward’s stage name, links her to 16 films including collections of recorded material released as recently as 2013. She was reportedly active in the adult film industry from 2001 to 2004.

Woodward said she ultimately left the tumultuous relationship and went on to become a teacher. She worked in North Carolina and Florida before moving to Texas and obtaining her master’s degree.

In 2014, she started working at the STEAM Academy, where she immediately earned the praise of her colleagues and students.

In her appeal, Woodward noted that she received the highest rating offered by the Dallas Independent School District and that she was also nominated for District Teacher of the Year as well as Campus Teacher of the Year for 2016-2017.

Woodward claims she was forced into sex slavery by her ex-husband

It seemed as if Woodward put her dark history behind her until an anonymous tipster called the school last spring, and told them of their employee’s involvement in the adult porn industry.

An internal review cleared Woodward of any violations and school officials told her she’d be able to keep teaching as long as she was able to keep her background under wraps.

However, her work with Libertarian Party of Texas eventually led to her exposure — a man annoyed with Woodward’s comments on Facebook retaliated by exposing her background in a social media post of his own.

Resa Woodward said being able to teach has satisfied a lifelong dream and that she savored the opportunity to change the lives of her students.

“Please tell me this is not the end,” she stated in her appeal. “Do not penalize me for a dark saga in my youth that was not of my making.”

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