GRAND RAPIDS (AP) – A western Michigan school district is paying $45,000 to settle a lawsuit by a teacher who says she was fired because of her short stint as a stripper.

Details of the settlement weren’t part of the documents filed last month in U.S. District Court in Grand Rapids, but TV station WOOD reported it obtained details through a Freedom of Information Act filing.

West Ottawa Public Schools say Susan Brennan was fired in 2010 for poor classroom performance. The district says she was dishonest in grading and failed to use proper lesson plans and grading methods.

Brennan denies the claims, saying she was targeted because she worked as a stripper during a leave of absence.

The settlement is paying Brennan $37,000, plus $8,000 for lawyer fees.

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