Pizza Hut employees fired over lewd pictures

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by Andrew Horansky / KVUE News

kvue.com

Posted on August 18, 2010 at 5:37 PM

Updated Wednesday, Aug 18 at 9:20 PM

Lewd pictures have surfaced of employees at a Pizza Hut in Pflugerville.  KVUE obtained them through an anonymous email.

The pictures show a worker licking a whisk, along with X-rated poses with food.  At one time, they appeared on the MySpace page of a woman who worked at the store. They could only be seen by those she had allowed into her network.

On Wednesday Pizza Hut confirmed the woman, and another employee, had been terminated.

In a statement, spokesman Chris Fuller said: “We have policies in place regarding the use of social media at work.  Even though the employees admit that this was a prank, and we have confidence that our food safety and quality standards were upheld, it ultimately cost the individuals their jobs.” 

The anonymous email also alleges the workers had spat in food and licked utensils. Neither the tipster, nor a Pizza Hut manager, would comment on camera.

None of the pictures give any direct proof of food tampering, however.

A spokeswoman for the Williamson County Health District said they are taking the allegations seriously and investigating for any health code violations.  Records from the past three years reveal the restaurant had a stellar record.

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