Ex pornstar Mia Khalifa says she only made $12,000 from her X-rated career
Former porn star Mia Khalifa claims she only made $12,000 from her time in the adult entertainment industry.
Speaking to her 2.7million Twitter followers, the 26-year-old talked about her earnings until she left the business behind four years ago.
She wrote: "People think I’m racking in millions from porn. I made a TOTAL of around $12,000 in the industry and never saw a penny again after that. Difficulty finding a normal job after quitting porn was… scary.”
Khalifa is still one of the biggest names in the industry despite only working for three months.
She said the turning point in her career was when she started receiving death threats for filming an X-rated scene wearing a hijab.
"To clarify, I was never promised ‘millions’, nor do I expect it," she wrote on Twitter.
"I’m just clarifying common misconceptions about me, and in turn, about the industry."
"I was involved in porn so briefly, but my actions spread like wildfire, and I continue to be ranked (truly baffles me) 5 years after leaving the industry.
"This is why people think I still perform."
The revelations came after a YouTube video was posted on Monday night of Khalifa talking about her life.
Khalifa said this was her chance to "tell her story for the first time," and claimed that coming out of the porn industry was "terrifying."
She previously revealed in 2014 she had been targeted by ISIS, after she appeared in the hijab scene.
Speaking on her YouTube, she said: "The turning point, of course, was when I did the hijab scene.
"That is when the ISIS death threats came in, all of the news broke out… globally. Not just in America. It was trending on Twitter, it was all over the news.
"I was banned from a handful of countries… Egypt… Afghanistan… Very Muslim countries were deeply offended by it, and I’m Catholic.
"So to me it wasn’t, ‘Oh yea, this is bad.’ What I actually said when they proposed the scene to me, and this is verbatim, was: ‘You motherf***ers are going to get me killed.'"
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