Adult Film Star Says Banks are Closing Accounts Of Fellow Stars For No Reason
Posted by AJ Grey on 04.25.2014
She's speaking up about it...
A porn star says that several banks have declared war against the industry by shutting down the accounts belonging not only to her, but several other porn stars as well. TMZ reports that Layton Benton told them that Chase Bank shut down her account without warning and says that her job is the reason.
Layton says that she didn't find out that her account had been closed until she tried to use an ATM and was denied. She contacted Chase and was told her account was being close because "it's a risk" and wouldn't clarify. She says that she's not the only one and TMZ has confirmed with several sources that other porn stars have had their accounts shut down and that it's been going on for quite some time. The banks track specific types of transactions such as webcam work and flag them as "irregular" because they're paid out sporadically (i.e. minute-by-minute).
The site's sources say that stars who have had accounts for a long time are not affected, only newer stars. When asked, Chase had no comment.