Apprentice’s Mahsa quit job in Brooklyn’s DA office after her notoriety forced a job change

The Apprentice 7‘s Mahsa Saeidi-Azcuy resigned Monday from the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office two weeks after being demoted over her celebrity. She’s the abrasive contestant who Ivanka Trump said “was brutal” and is “so unprofessional,” in addition to having “a terrible attitude.”

The D.A. “decided to transfer Saeidi-Azcuy to a lower-profile position in the office’s early case assessment bureau following the show’s Sept. 16 premiere,” the New York Law Journal reports, though a spokesperson “declined to call the move a demotion, but rather an effort to put Saeidi-Azcuy in a position where her burgeoning celebrity would be less likely to present conflicts.” The spokesperson said that she got permission to take a two month leave, and the office didn’t ask what it was for, but they would have said no had she asked permission to appear on the reality competition.

Masha told the publication, “Obviously, how can I be in a courtroom now, at least while the show is airing?” She said, “I think if you know me or just watch the show, I’m the type of person who loves to be in a courtroom, who loves to have a caseload, that’s why I come in to work every day.”

‘Apprentice’ Contender Quits Brooklyn DA’s Office [New York Law Journal]
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