An elementary school teacher in Indiana confirmed that she was fired from her teaching post on Wednesday, June 29, after a local reporter exposed her OnlyFans account where she posts nude selfies of herself as an extra source of income.
Sarah Seales, a 40-year-old woman from South Bend, Indiana, worked as a teacher for the Department of Defense program Starbase program and taught STEM classes to fifth graders as her day job. She ran an OnlyFans page on the side as a way to pay her bills, according to the New York Post.
Her side hustle was exposed by a reporter in Real News Michiana when they publicized her OnlyFans page and claimed that she got her “porn” name, Buttercup1981, from a nickname that she has her kids call her, News Australia reported.
Seales was shocked at the sudden exposure of her private life, posting about how violated she felt when the piece originally ran and later being fired by Starbase due to the exposure of her OnlyFans page.
“These photos pose a real and immediate risk of harm to the reputation or business dealings of Starbase Indiana, Inc. up to and including the loss of schools, donors, community partners and our contract to operate with the State National Guard,” Starbase officials wrote.
“I am shocked and saddened by his vile attempt to ruin my life. If you could think of any way to help me I would appreciate it. I feel heartbroken,” she wrote on Instagram.
In spite of, or possibly thanks to the report posted about her page on the media, her OnlyFans has steadily grown with a new army of subscribers following her in the aftermath, to the point where she said that she could break out of “the poverty cycle” that she found her family attached to.
“Onlyfans has also created an empowering platform for women to create an unlimited financial income for themselves,” she said. “Unlike being exploited on dating sites and being used for my images and targeted as an easy woman to take on a date and get free sex, I am now part of the energy exchange. I am now empowered.”
She also claims that she is now on the top 7% best-performing OnlyFans pages in country, saying that “Women can now become their own boss and be able to manage their own platform, pages and images. I appreciate the fans who are helping me to reclaim my life in every beautiful way possible!”