The 24-year-old Kirsten Vaughn was fired due to having an account on the OnlyFans platform.
She was training to be a mechanic at Don Ayres Honda dealership in Fort Wayne, but when her bosses found her account on this adult platform, she was let go.
Vaughn tweeted about her troubles, and let’s say that some are quite understanding, the rest, not so much.
She isn’t quite sure how the boss found out about her side job. But, she thinks her former coworkers saw her Instagram story, where she mentioned the controversial website.
She knows that her co-workers were watching her, and what’s worse, one of them grabbed her.
Yes, her former boss decided to fire her instead of punishing those who watched her content during work hours.
Vaughn’s story went viral, and here’s what she said.
A woman can have two jobs
In these uncertain times, having an extra job, is a necessity, for many.
Yes, OnlyFans isn’t the ideal working place, since it’s a sex job. Yet, it’s not illegal, and it all comes down to photos and videos.
Here’s what Vaugh told Buzzfeed news, it certainly puts things in perspective.
I had a coworker come up to me and… he was telling me how the salesmen were all huddled up in a group, and that he had come up to the group and they were on an OnlyFans page. And he said that he didn’t know it was me until they passed by a picture of my face and he said: ‘I’ve seen a lot of you.’
The young woman was polite, but her former co-worker, well, he’s a pig.
I was like: ‘That’s f**ing great, thanks. Showing it to f**king everybody.’ They literally would not shut up about my page. I begged them not to tell anybody, and they would laugh in my face and say: ‘Ha ha ha, we’re helping you make money, shut up.’
True, they chose to help her make money. But someone should let this guy know that he doesn’t own Vaughn or any other woman.
Known as MsRed on Twitter, she explained what happened in the dealership.
She also insists she’s not letting the whole thing get her down, and she plans to continue both of her chosen careers.
I was a phenomenal employee with a perfect record that never got in trouble. When I went to work and I was on the clock, I did my job and I was good at it. I was appropriate when I was at work, I wore my uniform. I did what I had to do.
But instead of dwelling over her destiny, the young woman said something much more powerful.
It highlights how sex workers are not properly protected. And it can also be used as a lesson learned for people who want to keep their day job.
Vaughn gets support
Vaughn’s story went viral.
Indiana native got a lot of support, mostly from women. The journalist connected her former company and got nothing.
HR leader at the dealership, Jason Johnston, denied Kirsten’s accusations. He stated that she was not fired because of her OnlyFans account. However, he didn’t provide any explanation.
The story got bigger when Kirsten provided recordings from the workplace to BuzzFeed. They show how Johnston and the general manager John Watkins, had criticized her for having an OnlyFans page.
In one of the recordings, Johnston allegedly says:
If there were coworkers over there who had access to your page, that might encourage them to approach you with unwanted sexual conduct or comments.
This same dealership has a history with OnlyFans. Caryn Looper worked for both companies, and one of her former coworkers assaulted her.
She quit the dealership job. It’s not clear if her co-worked received any punishment.
Kirsten only wanted more to pay off her student loans. Besides, if she had a gig at the local restaurant, no one would care. So, why are we so quick to judge sex workers?
And why are many people ashamed of working for OnlyFans or any similar platforms? If it pays the bills, and it’s not illegal, who cares about the rest?