Fort Myers Beach Town Manager Scott Janke says he was fired Tuesday night because the town council learned that his wife is a well-known porn star.
A website that follows the adult industry published an article last week entitled "Politician's Pornstar Wife."
In it, the Adult Industry News said Anabela Mota Janke is the porn star known as Jazella Moore.
Mota confirmed she is Jazella Moore when contacted by reporters from local NBC affiliate WBBH.
The town council held a special meeting Tuesday night after getting calls from media outlets across the country.
They fired Janke for what one council member called 'the good of their constituency.'
The council determined Janke's credibility and ability to do his job would be undermined when news of his wife's profession came to light.
"What we didn't think would be appropriate was to allow the distraction of this to enter the projects and small staff. It's our job to keep things on course and focused," said Mayor Larry Kiker.
The council voted unanimously to fire Janke.
The town attorney was present at the meeting and said the firing was done legally.