Tommy Ervin, the manager of a Florida water park has been fired after some of the mermaid performers complained they were sexually harassed.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection, which oversees the Weeki Wachee Springs State Park located north of Tampa, did an investigation last week after there was a problem detected in the park’s payroll. While doing the investigation, the DEP found that Ervin had indeed been falsifying payroll documents. But he was also accused by other staff members of treating the mermaid performers inappropriately. They claimed he had been making lewd comments of a sexual nature.
Ervin was fired shortly afterward and denies the charges. He had been managing the park since November of 2008.