Kirsten Vaughn is an Indiana mechanic who was considered as a "distraction to the shop" after her colleagues discovered her OnlyFans page. Before all of this, Vaughn was admired by her team and was on track to become the first female master technician in Fort Wayne Honda dealership.
She even got nominated for a prize at one point. Unfortunately, the moment the 24-year-old’s colleagues became aware of her OnlyFans account, everything started crumbling down. Vaughn ended up paying the price for her colleagues’ unsolicited comments and consequently lost her job.
Vaughn actually got fired back in February but only decided to speak about it on Wednesday, April 22nd on her Twitter.
She uploaded a video of her working and captioned it:
‘Really a shame they had to fire me for having my only fans page, cuz I got down at my dealership. Here’s me doing a complete a/c system replacement due to black death.’
Vaughn's account started to spread among her former colleagues the moment she mentioned it in an Instagram story. However, she's unsure how management ended up finding her account.
As soon as they became aware of her account, her colleagues would huddle up in a group to watch her OnlyFans videos, making sure everyone saw them.
Really a shame they had to fire me for having my only fans page, cuz I got down at my dealership.— Ms Red 🎂 (@vermilionvixxxn) April 20, 2020
Here's me doing a complete a/c system replacement due to "black death" pic.twitter.com/zLBlbI5KHZ
I had a coworker come up to me and… he was telling me how the salesmen were all huddled up in a group, and that he had come up to the group and they were on an OnlyFans page. And he said that he didn’t know it was me until they passed by a picture of my face and he said: ‘I’ve seen a lot of you.’
I was like: ‘That’s fucking great, thanks. Showing it to fucking everybody.’ They literally would not shut up about my page. I begged them to not tell anybody, and they would laugh in my face and say: ‘Ha ha ha, we’re helping you make money, shut up.’ She told Buzzfeed News
Jason Johnston, the dealership's HR leader denied that Vaugh being fired had anything to do with her OnlyFans account, however, he was unable to disclose the reason for her termination.
Vaughn provided some recordings to the publication where Johnston and general manager John Watkins were reportedly critical of her conduct with the page.
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Today I tried the 'cursive e' method pretty cool, got some work to do, but I'm improving that's all that matters 🙇♀️ Messed with the settings, haha lots of splatter 😂😂 but its helping me to get more 'in tune' with my machine, trying to practice everyday to the best of my ability, especially since I cant really wrench right now 😫🤷♀️🤦♀️ #femalewelder #femalemechanic #millerwelding #miller211 #miller211autoset #millerwelders #millerwelder #welderbabes #weldernation #welderslife #practicemakesperfect #stackingdimes #bluecollarbabe #bluecollarbabes #wrenchmonkey #weldersofinstagram #migwelding #migwelder #girlswhowrench #girlmechanic #tradeswomen #bleedblue #millerwelds #miller_welders #lincolnwelder #lincolnwelders #girlwelder #welds #progressnotperfection #keephustling
Johnston allegedly said in one recording that:
‘If there were coworkers over there who had access to your page, that might encourage them to approach you with unwanted sexual conduct or comments.’
Watkins also reportedly said in another recording:
‘If I walked out into the shop and spread a rumor, how other people react to it, that’s their responsibility, but I’m still the one who yelled fire.’
Vaughn originally made the account to make a little extra money back in January. She had hoped to pay off her student loans and a mortgage, so she can eventually focus on working on the dream of having her own shop.
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Yes I still have a passion for wrenching, but I haven't done it since I was fired, I'm saving up so I can invest in working for myself on cars, but this will take TIME. It can get me down thinking of everything, but I try my best to not let those thoughts sink in and remember, It won't be over night, and it wont be easy. But I KNOW, if I keep doing my best I will achieve my dreams. Things dont always go as planned or work out like you'd hoped but isnt that the adventure of life?? Either way, I'll be fixing my exhaust soon so that will be fun to wrench for once! And hopefully have some time to play with my welder soon 🤗🤗🤗 #femalewelder #femalemechanic #womeninautomotive #womencandoboth #tradeswomen #tradesbabes #tradieladyclub #tradielady #womeninauto #womenwhowrench #inkedandfit #inkedbabes #tattedbabes #tattedwomen #photoof #fiestywomen #fiestyredhead #knowyourworth #hanginthere #gowiththeflow #giveyourselfgrace #bluecollarbabes #bluecollarbabe #girlmechanic #girlmechanics #nevergiveup #tenacity #tenacious #inspire #explorepage
A similar incident happened in the dealership after a past employee, Caryn Looper, got groped by a male colleague when he discovered that she had an OnlyFans page. After groping her, he asked how much $20 ‘would get him’. She quit soon after that.
Johnston allegedly was concerned that something similar would happen to Vaughn, according to the recordings.
I was a phenomenal employee with a perfect record that never got in trouble. When I went to work and I was on the clock, I did my job and I was good at it. I was appropriate when I was at work. I wore my uniform. I did what I had to do.
It highlights how sex workers are not properly protected. And it can also be used as a lesson learned for people who want to keep their day job.
After BuzzFeed were able to get Johnston on the phone, he said:
‘I think I’ve got more important things to do with my time right now, and I don’t think that’s any business of yours.’