Mia Khalifa Reveals She Only Made $12,000 as an Adult Film Star

Khalifa also sat down with Megan Abbott for an 80-minute interview covering her brief involvement with the industry and more.

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Mia Khalifa, whose brief involvement in the adult film industry continues to garner fans to this day, would like those concerned with such financial figures to know that she is not "[raking] in millions" from that work. 

When tweeting out a link to a recent wide-ranging interview she did with Megan Abbott, Khalifa said claims of her making millions are false.

"I made a TOTAL of around $12,000 in the industry and never saw a penny again after that," she said, adding that finding a "normal job" after leaving the industry was difficult and scary.

People think I’m racking in millions from porn. Completely untrue. 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. Full interview here: https://t.co/xHK7SmhfrY pic.twitter.com/fwJlyzHznq

— Mia K. (@miakhalifa) August 12, 2019

Khalifa's tweet about making just $12,000 has sparked an online debate about adult film practices, with assessments rolling in from different sides of the issue.

Also. You’re number 2 on @Pornhub that fucking pays broad. Stop using PORN to regain clout. You’re not allowed to bash us and then use us to get talked about again. With your bland ass scenes.

— Tana Lea (@tanaleaxxx) August 13, 2019

You have 2.7 million followers and are one of the most well known names/ brands in the industry, you must mean 12K *just* as your shooting fees.. literally no one believes you made 12K off this industry and then not another penny. You’d have to be the worlds worst businessperson.

— Ari Dee OnlyStans 35-50% OFF (@TheAriDee) August 12, 2019

We know you lying but ok sis, go on pic.twitter.com/cLP7pn8bor

— 𝗠𝗥$. 𝗕𝗔𝗚$ (@phineasandfeb) August 12, 2019

Just because they may have had a different positive experience in the sex industry doesn't negate yours. And it doesn't make you a bad person for wanting to evolve past that moment in your life. You're probably gonna see so many nasty things assumed and written about you still.

— *Legacy or Blue? * AvaGG 💀 (@AvaGG) August 13, 2019

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