While technology often serves to open up new worlds to people by sharing information more quickly than ever before, it can also be used against people to share embarrassing information — such as compromising photos — to a lot of people before anything can be done to stop it. That appears to have happened to a high-ranking administrator at the Alamo, one of the most famous landmarks in Texas.
The woman was embarrassed when her husband, from whom she filed for divorce last year, believed she was having an affair — an allegation the woman has denied publically. Her husband found some sexually explicit text messages and photographs on the woman’s phone and sent them to some of the woman’s contacts — including some of her co-workers at the historic mission.
While the erosion of a marriage is often something that goes on behind closed doors, this case has taken a decidedly public turn. While some observers have said the woman is doing a fine job and doesn’t deserve to be ousted because of the personal intrusion, others say because she is a public figure, the incident has brought scorn on the organization and that she should resign.
Part of the woman’s problem is that the phone she used to transmit the photos and messages was used for Alamo business. Employers have often been less than forgiving when finding out that their equipment has been used by employees for something other than its intended purpose — particularly when it makes headlines.
Source: San Antonio Express-News, “Divorce case reveals sexting by Alamo’s overseer,” Scott Huddleston