(NEWS.com.au) — The woman at the centre of a discrimination row – where seven male judges agreed she could be sacked for being attractive – has spoken out about her ordeal.

The all-male Iowa State Supreme Court ruled a dentist acted legally when he fired a 32-year-old assistant that he found attractive simply because he and his wife viewed the woman as a threat to their marriage.

“I don’t think it’s fair. I don’t think it’s right,” Melissa Nelson said on CNN yesterday.

“I worked hard, enjoyed my job, and one day it just came to a screeching halt.”

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