The last six weeks haven’t been kind to Susan Finkelstein.
Not only has the infamous Phillies’ fan lost her job but she is also working overtime to clear her name.
“After the whole story became internationally known, going out of the house was not as fun as it used to be,” said Finkelstein.
Finkelstein, who was charged with prostitution for allegedly offering sex for 2 World Series tickets, is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday.
It all started after Finkelstein posted an ad on Craigslist for two tickets to see the former World Series Champion Phillies play against the New York Yankees.
In the ad, which has since been removed, the former public relations executive offered the following:
“Diehard Phillies fan -- gorgeous tall buxom blonde -- in desperate need of two World Series tickets. Price negotiable -- I'm the creative type! Maybe we can help each other!”
Finkelstein said the posting was meant to be humorous and not as invitation for sexual favors.
“I seriously don’t think I did anything wrong by writing an ad that was cheeky.”
But Bensalem Township police did not agree and arrested Finkelstein and charged her with promoting prostitution.
The arrest and international media frenzy that followed also cost Finkelstein her job at the Wistar Institute in Philadelphia.
“I was notified via conference call that I was being terminated effective immediately,” said Finkelstein.
A spokesperson for Wistar Institute confirmed Finkelstein was terminated but did not go into details why she was let go.
“I was shocked. I did not expect that outcome,” said Finkelstein.
If convicted Finkelstein could face a maximum of 2 years in prison.
Finkelstein’s attorney, Bill Brennan said the case was blown out of proportion and is working to get the charges dropped.
“Nobody has a sense of humor, it's just overkill,” said Brennan.
With few regrets, Finkelstein said she looks forward to her day in court.
“To be honest I don’t think I would change the way I did that [post the ad] if I had to do it over again,” said Finkelstein.