Mishel Karen has been raking in thousands of dollars a month doing porn on OnlyFans.
But the Married At First Sight star’s cash flow is now in jeopardy after a crazed fan started leaking her X-rated content online for free.
Speaking to Daily Mail Australia, the distraught 51-year-old said the fan was once an adoring admirer who turned on her after she was unable to respond fast enough to his private messages while she was recovering from Covid-19.
EXCLUSIVE: Married At First Sight star Mishel Karen (pictured) is being targeted by a deranged fan who has started leaking her OnlyFans content online
‘It is likely that the leak is related to an original, long-term fan that got upset, who had recently abused me when I was sick with Covid for not getting back to their messages immediately,’ Mishel said.
‘I had told my fans I was only staying online a few hours each day whilst I was sick and to be patient while I was recovering but this was not okay for him,’ she added.
‘The fan abused me and is now blocked. This could just be payback, which is sad. My fans are usually very kind and encouraging, as was this fan until he got very upset.’
Mishel is now having the matter investigated by OnlyFans to put a stop to any future leaks.
Broken: The distraught 51-year-old said the fan turned on her after she was unable to respond fast enough to his private messages while she was recovering from Covid-19
‘OnlyFans has reassured me that they are working to locate the source of the leak. It is not really fair for the majority that pay for content that someone does leak content,’ she said.
As a result of the porn piracy, the grandmother is now seriously considering delaying the release of her first racy lesbian scene.
‘It is also upsetting for my fans as I was due to release my first girl on girl video this Friday and that is now delayed or maybe cancelled depending on what comes of the investigation,’ she explained.
Struggling: Mishel was bedridden with Covid last week, but her health woes weren’t enough to deter the fan from wanting constant attention from her
Mishel’s Covid diagnosis came just weeks after the mum of two participated in a raunchy ‘content shoot’ with other porn stars in a warehouse on the Gold Coast.
She shared her horrifying experience with Covid on Saturday night in a lengthy Instagram post.
In a short video, the former reality star is lying down on her side and mumbling that her entire body ‘aches’ from the effects of the virus.
‘Every part of my body aches,’ she says. ‘My fingers ache, my back aches, my legs ache… I can feel my organs aching.’
This is why we can’t have nice things! As a result of the porn piracy, the grandmother is now seriously considering delaying the release of her first racy lesbian scene
She went on to describe the symptoms as ‘not pleasant’ but said that she was able to make it through without having to go to hospital.
A leading online safety expert has warned OnlyFans performers like Married At First Sight’s Mishel to think carefully about the content they post online.
Australia’s eSafety Commissioner, Julie Inman Grant, says there are ‘downstream risks’ associated with using subscription-based adult websites due to online piracy.
Ms Inman Grant told The Advertiser that while many creators feel confident having their intimate photos and videos behind a paywall, their content can easily be downloaded and distributed elsewhere without the creator’s permission.
More the merrier! Mishel’s Covid diagnosis came just weeks after the mum of two participated in a raunchy ‘content shoot’ with other porn stars in a warehouse on the Gold Coast
Having ‘premium’ content uploaded on third-party websites for free not only undermines the creator’s business model, but it also presents a problem for adult entertainers when they choose to retire from the industry.
‘If you are considering becoming an intimate content creator you need to be aware there are downstream risks,’ Ms Inman Grant said.
‘If you do share your intimate content, whether for a fee or free, it can be difficult to keep control of its distribution. It may end up being posted far more widely than you agreed.’
Lucrative: Mishel has been working with both OnlyFans and a new Australian version of the adult website called Aussie Fans
She continued: ‘This can happen on a small scale with subscribers sharing photos, videos or screenshots with friends who have not paid the creator for them. Or it can happen on a larger scale.
‘This wider distribution undermines the creator’s business model – who is going to pay for something they can get for free?’
OnlyFans is a subscription-based website where content can range from something as innocent as a suggestive selfie all the way to hardcore pornography.
Leaked: The 51-year-old was recently warned to be careful on OnlyFans, as content can easily be leaked online illegally for millions of people to see for free
Mishel, a mother of two and grandmother of one, is older than most of her contemporaries at 51, and is also known for performing hardcore acts other OnlyFans models aren’t prepared to do.
She is no stranger to online piracy, after one of her ‘self-pleasure’ videos from last February was leaked then circulated on Facebook after she posted it on OnlyFans.
Despite the leakage, the blue movie beauty recently revealed that she’s been raking in between $5000-$7000 per month as an adult entertainer.
She told The Daily Telegraph that her main motivation for the X-rated career move is to ensure her family is financially secure.
No limits: Mishel, a mother of two and grandmother of one, is older than most of her contemporaries at 51, and is also known for performing hardcore acts other OnlyFans models aren’t prepared to do
‘Being a single mum, I have never really had extra cash to do much with or to live an extravagant life, but I just don’t want my children to have to struggle to pay bills or be in debt,’ she said.
‘Whatever I must do so they can get a deposit or loan, so they can move forward, I will do that,’ she added.
Mishel, who used to work as a policy trainer in the police force, recently became a grandmother after her son Sam welcomed a baby boy with his girlfriend.
She’s also a doting mum to daughter Eva, who featured on a few episodes of Married At First Sight and now works as a curve model in Brisbane.
Family first: Mishel says that her main motivation for the X-rated career move is to ensure her family is financially secure