Per an official tweet, OnlyFans has “secured assurances” that would allow it to support content creators, including sex workers, and has suspended its planned policy change. The tweet went on to say that the company is inclusive and home to all creators, and that creators would later receive an official communication via email.
When asked by the Financial Times, OnlyFans CEO Tim Stokely essentially put the blame on banks and payment processors. Many of these companies are historically opposed to the porn industry. Stokely dismissed that the initial planned ban was because of investor wariness.
It’s not yet clear if this sudden about-face will regain the trust of sex workers, many of whom began looking for a new platform to transfer and set up base.