Chase Bank is reportedly closing the accounts of hundreds of people that work in the adult industry…aka…porn. And South Florida is a hot bed for the internet porn industry, so this will definitely affect some of the Miami based entertainers and workers.
Apparently, Chase is using moral high ground as the basis for sending out letters (pictured below) to the actresses and actors involved in the industry and gave them less than 30 days notice to find other means of holding their money. The accounts will allegedly be closed on or around May 11, 2014.
The actress in the letter below is actually Teagan Presley and here’s what Chase told her:
Presley said she did not use her Chase account for adult-related purchases, only for groceries, rent and utility payments and her childrens’ gymnastics lessons. Sometimes she would deposit checks from strip clubs, Fleshlight and other adult companies.
“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. I can understand if I had some checks that bounced or if I wrote checks that bounced, or anything like that, or I was charging stuff to a lot of adult companies, but I just don’t have anything like that on my account.”
Chase is now facing a class action lawsuit from various adult workers and production companies.