BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) -- Donna Underwood believes she can play Santa Claus as well as any man, including any of the male Santas working at the mall where she was fired.
Underwood, 50, has filed a sexual discrimination lawsuit against SantaPlus of St. Peters, Mo., which hired her to play Santa Claus at the Crossroads Mall. She said the company fired her after one of the mall's managers complained about having a female Santa.
"The mall said they couldn't have a female Santa," Underwood said Thursday. "They said mythically Santa was a man."
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