Goldman Fires Ex-Porn Star Over... Ethics?

If any of the quarter million students and graduates who applied for jobs this summer with Goldman Sachs have made an 'adult' movie in the past, we recommend having a plan B.

Goldman Sachs terminated an informal employment agreement with a woman after the firm found out she went by the name of "Shizuka Minamoto" in her "film" days prior to applying to Goldman according to Tokyo Reporter. Minamoto appeared in numerous adult films during her first and second years of college, and each DVD that was made touted Minamoto's intelligence, noting on the cover that she has an IQ of 130. Apparently that IQ was good enough to land a job offer from a Goldman Sachs branch in Japan, albeit briefly.

As Minamoto began job hunting, she was nervous about her prior endeavors and sent cease and desist orders to the video sites that were illegally uploading her films to try and minimize who would be viewing them. However, the ex-porn star got caught when someone called Goldman and pointed out Minamoto's past.

A representative from Goldman Sachs Japan said the company "was reluctant" to offer comment on the matter. However, a person with knowledge of the case said that as a result of a close examination of Minamoto's history, "the results revealed a violation of rules of employment regarding one's private life. That led to the cancellation of the job offer. So it does not seem the termination was directly connected to the adult video appearances."

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First of all, Goldman has rules of employment regarding one's private life - as in ethical rules? Because if that's the case the firm may as well shut its doors in the morning. Secondly, it would seem Goldman would want someone of Minamoto's background on staff - imagine the deals that would get done if Minamoto was on the deal team and there was ever a need to break the ice in the room.