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Trainee Television Journalist Fired For Posing Nude

June 6, 1986

NICE, France (AP) _ Beatrice Nivois, a 22-year-old trainee television journalist who posed nude for the French edition of Playboy, said Friday the state-owned FR3 network has fired her.

Miss Nivois said she was told the network’s Paris headquarters made the decision, accusing her of ″using FR3 for her own publicity.″

She has presented early evening news highlights for FR3′s Riviera region for the past six months.

An FR3 staff member, who spoke on condition of anonymity, noted that another state-owned network recently started a regular program called ″Sexy- Folies″ that includes outspoken comments on sex and a quiz game during which contestants strip.

″When Sexy-Folies is being shown, we can’t understand and we are very surprised at this attitude of the management, when the Playboy article was excellent publicity for FR3,″ the staff member said.

In addition to the nude poses, the Playboy layout showed Miss Nivois dressed in classic tailored suits interviewing ministers and members of Parliament in Paris.

Miss Nivois said she will stick to journalism from now on, but posing for Playboy once ″was amusing, and I knew it wouldn’t happen twice in my life.″

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