The NYPD has just rejected the gun permit application of a former Playboy model due to her many domestic incidents “as both a complainant and a perpetrator.”
Stephanie Adams was Playboy’s Miss November in 1992, and now she’s saying the NYPD is coming after her because was awarded $1.2 million in a 2012 lawsuit against New York police officers who roughed her up.
According to New York Daily News, Adams recently received a letter from Thomas Prasso, the director of the NYPD’s License Division, telling her that her application had been denied due to numerous incidents between 2003 and 2013. Prasso also said her application to keep a gun in her apartment was rejected because she has denied obtaining orders of protection in the past.
Adams, 45, wrote the Division back addressing each of their concerns, but her efforts failed.
“Filing complaints many years ago against stalkers, rather than fighting them, hurting them or allowing them to hurt myself, is in fact a sign of ‘good moral character’ because I handled those problems peacefully (and) legally,” Adams wrote in the letter.
The initial rejection letter she received from Deputy Inspector Michael Endall informed her that her application was rejected partly because of a series of sexy online photos that show Adams wearing a skimpy police uniform and holding a firearm.
“You are photographed holding what appears to be an NYPD authorized Smith & Wesson 5946, with your finger in a ‘nonsafe’ position in the trigger well,” Endall stated in the letter.
Adams is outraged that this photo is being used against her. She is now considering legal action against the NYPD to secure a permit.