Bella Thorne Accused Of Scamming Small Business Owner After OnlyFans Scandal
Fresh off of her drama regarding the adult streaming site OnlyFans, Bella Thorne is in the spotlight for negative reasons again. This time, 20-year-old small business owner Lauryn Rivera came forward with accusations that she was scammed by Bella.
Small Business Owner Talks About Bella Thorne Scam
Lauryn started her own jewelry brand called Div9ne Collective in 2019. It is a small business that had worked with some influencers in the past. Lauryn says that she was completely shocked when Bella reached out to her for a collaboration. “She has over 23 million followers and I knew that was going to set my business up for success, especially because I’d been working tirelessly to have an opportunity like that. That wasn’t something I would ever think of turning down” she told Insider.
Lauryn maintains that slowly, the costs of the project outweighed the benefits and it was very time-consuming. But, she continued on with the opportunity, because Bella’s following is so massive. She says that she sent Bella over $1500 worth of jewelry pieces and reportedly never got the shoutout on social media that Bella promised. Lauryn posted screenshots to show that Bella was the one who reached out first and made these promises initially.
“This isn’t about clout. This isn’t about trying to exploit someone just for cancel culture” Lauryn tweeted. “This is about bringing awareness to how celebrities & influencers are constantly taking advantage of small businesses because they know there is nothing they will do about it.” Lauryn also posted screenshots of her text conversation with Bella after she sent her the jewelry. It appears they began talking in May, and Bella stopped replying to her in July.
Bella Previously Was Accused Of Scamming Fans
Bella Thorne saw some major success during her first week on the adult site OnlyFans, but it came with a hefty price. After bringing in a whopping $2 million people have realized that she is doing more damage to the platform than good. It raised questions about how sex workers can still make a living as they are challenged with new monetary restrictions on the platform.
The former ‘Masked Singer’ star sent out private messages on OnlyFans for $200. She claimed the photos were fully nude, but you have to pay to see them. They turned out not to be nude photos. This led many angry people to request refunds. After all of the outrage, OnlyFans will no longer let creators charge over $50 for pay per view content. They also cannot get tipped over $100. The woman who tweeted this information went on to say that creators were also told that they have to wait 30 days to be paid instead of the usual seven. There is a theory that the site cannot afford to pay Bella her lump some of the money and are now tying up the funds of other creators. “Dear sex workers, you are seen, heard & recognized. I stand with you” Lauryn tweeted.
“Dear small business owners who have been taken advantage of by her, you are amazing & will continue to grow” she continued. “Please reach out to me and I will personally support you! Tag your business to this thread !!”