Monday, April 28, 2014

Chase Bank is Closing Accounts of Porn Stars?

"Chase Bank is closing the accounts of hundreds of people who work in the adult industry, according to multiple reports."

"Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton posted images of the letters reportedly sent to stars in the adult industry informing them of the account closings. Hilton reported that the accounts would be closed on May 11, 2014."

"TMZ.com reported Friday that Chase had closed the account of porn star Layton Benton, who told the site that Chase said her account was "a risk." Citing sources, the site reported that Chase is targeting specific types of transactions such as deposits from webcam shows."
“I got a letter and it was like please cancel all transactions, please fix your automatic pay account and make sure everything’s taken care of by May 11,” Presley told XBIZ. “I called them and they told me that because I am, I guess, public and am recognizable in the adult business, they’re closing my account. Even though I don’t use my account, it’s my personal account that I’ve had since I was 18, when it was Washington Mutual before Chase bought them out.”
CNBC via Twitter

14 comments:

The Dude said...

Filthy dirty lucre.

Banks and the federal government be all up in your business now.

edutcher said...

Well, it's not like they lead dissolute lives or something.

Eric the Fruit Bat said...

The bill-counting machines get all gummed up, is the problem.

Lem said...

Tainted money... Eric beat me to it.

Icepick said...
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Icepick said...

The banks don't want to become splooge stooges.

Come on, someone had to say it.

Icepick said...

Also, shouldn't this count as restraint of trade?

Trooper York said...

She just has to say she is gay and they can't close the account. She can claim she is going to deposit the checks from her same sex marriage and the bank will be prohibited from refusing her business.

Isn't that how it is supposed to work?

Trooper York said...

I thought business owners didn't have any rights anymore?

Icepick said...

Safe you kidding, Trooper? These are BANKS we are talking about. They can do ANYTHING they want.

Icepick said...

Damn autocorrect.

Rabel said...

I'm not believing this until we hear from Bago.

chickelit said...

A new twist on the term bankable star.

Lem said...

Some banks are getting weird.

My sister sent her daughter to make a cash deposit to her, my sister's account via a teller.

My niece was turned away, even though she had all the information. The teller told her there was a new policy. My sister would have to make deposits to her account herself.