TwitPic Of Hillary Clinton Gets Salon Employee Fired, Report Claims

Hilary ClintonOn the ninth floor of New York City's luxury department store, Bergdorf Goodman, with a sweeping vista of Central Park, John Barrett Salon tends to the coiffures of women with money, or power, or both.

One of those women is Hillary Clinton, who was allegedly treated to a curtained-off area for her appointment a month ago, reports In Touch magazine. But that didn't stop a photo of the former Secretary of State from landing on the Internet, taken by an employee who was then promptly fired, the magazine claims.

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"The salon prides itself on protecting its clients' privacy and had no choice but to let the person go," a source at the salon told the magazine. And Hilary Clinton's hair is practically a state secret, after all.

Zachary Anderson, the official spokesman for John Barrett, would neither confirm nor deny the firing, because "we don't comment on any of our clients' presence in the salon." In Touch's source is anonymous, and no news outlet has independently verified the report. AOL Jobs was also unable to locate the TwitPic of Clinton that supposedly resulted in a firing; there was no sign of the image when AOL Jobs searched Twitter.

But this purportedly indiscreet employee would be far from the first in recent years to lose a job for leaking details about a celebrity client:

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• In October 2012, a worker at a Sante Fe, N.M., resort claimed that he was fired for calling Jennifer Aniston "very sweet and much more petite than I thought" to a group of guests on the hotel shuttle. [TMZ]

In April 2012, a Virgin Atlantic employee resigned over allegations that she leaked the itinerary details of dozens of celebrities, including Kate Winslet, Daniel Radcliffe and Madonna, to a paparazzi agency. [AP]

In February last year, The Beverly Hilton Hotel fired staffers who talked to the press about Whitney Houston's death from consuming a toxic mix of Xanax, Valium and alcohol in her room there. [RadarOnline.com]

In 2009, a male nurse who was fired for allegedly leaking details of Tiger Woods' infamous 2009 hospital stay. A little over a year later, he sued Central Health, claiming he was innocent and the victim of defamation. [Orlando Sentinel]

The UCLA Medical Center announced in May 2008 that it would be firing 13 employees for peeking at the confidential medical records of Britney Spears while she was hospitalized in its psychiatric unit. It's unclear if any of snoopers leaked any of their discoveries to the media, but they violated state and federal laws concerning medical privacy regardless. [Los Angeles Times]

The same hospital fired a woman in 2007 for spying on the medical records of more than 30 high-profile figures, including Maria Shriver and Farah Fawcett. Details of Fawcett's cancer treatment subsequently appeared in the pages of the National Enquirer. [CBS News]


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Claire Gordon

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Claire Gordon has contributed to Slate's DoubleX, the Huffington Post, and the book Prisons: Current Controversies. While an undergraduate at Yale University and a research fellow at Yale graduate school, she spoke on panels at Yale and Cornell, and reported from Cairo, Tokyo, and Berlin.

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georgettec28

Hillary is a very smart, highly educated and focused individual who also happens to be a woman. And that I think is the crux of the problem. So many people, including women, are so insanely jealous of her accomplishments that they will do anything to ridicule this fine, accomplished woman. Shame on the whole lot of you.

June 12 2013 at 11:23 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
csgraves

She's so yesterday & out of politics for all of her Obama tricks. Who cares what she ever does. Later Hilliary.

June 10 2013 at 2:02 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
Hubert and Susan

What a bunch of jealous haters here! Hillary never aspired to be known for her hair or her looks for that matter. She has much more important things to take care of . The haters here are likely imagining that a politician should have Helmut hair like Michelle Bachman, Sarah Palin, Margaret Thatcher or even Newt Gingrich's 'Angry Bird" wife Calista. Since when was a male politician ever known for his hair ( apart from psycho Rod Blogovich )?
Looking like Barbie takes effort 8 hours a day. If my president looked like Barbie, I would be 100% correct in assuming that she had nothing else going on in her day, like fixing up a country W Bush left behind in Rubble.

June 10 2013 at 10:14 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Scott :)

Is this REALLY a US presidential candidate look..........REALLY?

June 09 2013 at 1:11 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
bcrnbs2

employee fired.... if anyone should be fire it is hillary clinton.. how many times can this woman screw up and still be called the smartest woman in the world.. what a joke...

June 05 2013 at 11:06 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Hubert and Susan

...??? And yet, she has accomplished more in her little finger than you or your entire clan of ' Patriot' Kin-Folk can ever dream to accomplish in ten generations. Think about that.

June 10 2013 at 10:08 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
schlee777

we should or must use the same standard as the Barrett Beauty salon where Hilary went and got an employee fired for twitpicking . I agree the employee should have ask Hilary\'s permission . All gov\'t employees (WH, Congress, state level ,etc) must be treated to a higher standard or at least same as this salon employee. The harms & catastropies our employees made that negatively affected our country and citizens. They must be fired long time ago and yet they are still there . What this salon employee did is
nothing and harmless compare to what our supposedly leaders and their cronies /buddies are doing.

June 05 2013 at 10:39 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
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cookiecardin

Nowhere did I read that "...salon where Hilary went and got an employee fired ..." only that the employee posted a photo on the Internet and was promptly fired by the business.
It now seems that everyone can justify their crass, vulgar and/or boorish behavior because nothing can compare to " what our supposedly leaders and their cronies /buddies are doing." Can't everyday people, like you and like me, just treat others with respect, regardless of their position, wealth, poverty, etc.? No wonder so many teens and young adults behave so badly. It's easy for them to justify their behavior when they have bad role models.

June 09 2013 at 9:19 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
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DONNA MARIE

cookiecardin...So Very well said...

June 10 2013 at 12:52 PM Report abuse rate up rate down
Hubert and Susan

Thankfully, W Bush IS NO LONGER there in the White House to mess things up again. It is the rest of his cronies that we now have to keep a keen eye out for as they are absolutely the worst of the worst.

June 10 2013 at 10:16 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
skylinegra

Word has it that when Bill and Hillary have sex, they do doggy and he staps a mask of his face on the back of her head.

June 05 2013 at 10:34 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
swtdreamluvr

OMG LOOK AT HER HAIR NO WONDER BILL CHEATS ON HER LOL JUST KEEP GOING FOR IT BILL WE UNDERSTAND WHY YOU CHEAT....................

June 05 2013 at 10:26 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Jack

Could have fooled me. I didn't think Hillary ("stand by your man") because I want to be a Presidents wife, went anywhere near a hair dresser or beauty parlor.....

June 05 2013 at 10:24 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Claudia

She and her daughter don't even pay for their services as they always expect to be Comped....These are factss. They pay for little as being comped is what our public servents expect now. The Clintons and our present president are nitorious for it

June 05 2013 at 10:23 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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