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Miloch
2020-11-09 17:48:10 UTC
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...saying it helped her 'heal' from substance abuse and depression, and saved
her from near-homelessness

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-8929371/Steven-Spielbergs-sex-worker-daughter-Mikaela-says-porn-healed-her.html

*Mikaela, who came out as a porn star in February, recently joined adult content
website ManyVids, which was founded by former cam girl Bella French

*She was arrested on a domestic assault charge against her ex-fiancé, Chuck
Pankow, 51, days later but the charges were dropped in September

*Before her arrest, Mikaela battled substance abuse, depression, and anxiety,
and says if she'd continued her old lifestyle 'she'd have been dead within the
year'

*She revealed that she was nearly left homeless in the summer because of her
'financial position', but did not reveal whether her parents were aware

*Mikaela, who lives in Nashville, Tennessee, is the adopted daughter of director
Spielberg, 73, and his wife of nearly 30 years, Kate Capshaw, 66

*Despite reports that they are 'embarrassed' by her choice of career, Mikaela
told the Daily Beast that her parents are fully supportive of her sex work

*Mikaela, who goes by the name 'Mika_Sugar' on ManyVids, sells videos for $15
each, all of which she films by herself at home

*She wants to do more 'webcamming' and 'professionally-done solo pay-per-view
videos' in the future, but is not intending to do 'hardcore' or multi-person
video

Steven Spielberg's adopted sex worker daughter Mikaela has defended her career,
insisting that online porn has helped her to overcome the depression, anxiety,
and substance abuse that she believes could have left her 'dead within a year'.

The 24-year-old came out as an online porn star in February, just days before
she was arrested on a domestic violence charge against her ex-fiance Chuck
Pankow, 51, that was later dismissed. Months later she found herself on the
brink of homelessness because of her 'financial position' - something that
online sex work has helped her to turn around.

Mikaela began her porn career making custom videos, but recently joined adult
content platform ManyVids, where she sells solo pay-per-view clips for $14.99
each, all of which she films by herself at home in Nashville, Tennessee.

Despite reports that her parents - Spielberg, 73, and his wife Kate Capshaw, 66
- are 'embarrassed' by her decision to come out as a porn star, Mikaela once
again insisted that they are fully supportive of her career in a new interview
with the Daily Beast, describing her work as 'life-affirming'.

'I’m really enjoying work, and it’s giving me a whole new life-affirming way to
be,' she said, adding that online porn has been a vital part of her 'healing
journey', which comes after a lengthy battle with depression, anxiety, and
substance abuse.

Over the past few years, Mikaela has struggled with anorexia, borderline
personality disorder, and alcoholism, all of which she says are the result of
childhood sexual abuse.

'I felt like had I not done the work I needed to do on myself, and on my
relationships, I would have been dead within the year,' she revealed.

According to Mikaela, who was adopted by Spielberg and Capshaw when she was a
baby, she hit rock bottom two years ago, when she turned to alcohol in order to
'cover up' her issues.

'I was heartbroken, vulnerable, and felt like my soul had kind of been split in
two. And I was covering that up with drinking,' she said, adding: 'I am no
longer like that.'

However the past year has been filled with controversy for Mikaela - not least
because of her decision to come out publicly as a porn star.

Days after she shared her new career with the world, the Nashville resident was
arrested on a domestic violence charge after getting into an altercation with
her ex-fiance, a professional darts player who is 27 years her senior.

The incident reportedly occurred when Mikaela and Pankow got into an argument
after returning from a bar around 4AM in February. Tensions reportedly escalated
when Pankow made a 'rude comment' toward Spielberg, prompting her to get angry
and throw objects at him.

Authorities did not disclose what type of objects were allegedly launched at
Pankow, but one object struck his hand and left a visible injury.

Both Mikaela and Pankow admitted the dispute to authorities when they arrived at
the scene after she phoned the police; despite Pankow repeatedly labeling the
incident as a 'misunderstanding', Mikaela was arrested and charged, although the
case against her was dropped in September.

Mikaela declined to go into further details about the altercation between
herself and her former partner when questioned about it by the Daily Beast,
explaining that she 'feels she can't speak on the actual events because that
would put her safety in jeopardy'.

However, she suggested that racism played a significant role in her arrest and
the subsequent public controversy surrounding it, saying: 'I felt almost like a
racialist caricature of a Jew or a black woman in those moments, because I
maintained my innocence that entire time. And that’s all I can say about it.'

She added: 'People really don’t value black women and their bodies, so our cries
for help are viewed as less valid than the burden of responsibility for things
that we haven’t done that gets placed on us at all times.'

When the charges against her were dropped, Mikaela also issued a statement on
Instagram, in which she claimed that she had been 'targeted' by the authorities
because she is a sex worker, while stating that the 'trauma of wrongful arrest'
would take 'months for her' to overcome.

'Today it's over. I finally get to exhale,' she wrote. 'My only question is why
aren't we talking about women who are targeted for being sex workers. My
recovery from the trauma of wrongful arrest will take months.... Maybe even
years...'

Months after the arrest, Mikaela then found herself on the brink of
homelessness, explaining that she 'almost lost housing this summer' because of
the 'financial position she was in'. It is unclear whether her parents were
aware of her situation at the time.

DailyMail.com has reached out to Spielberg's spokesperson for comment.

Although she admits that she grew up with a great amount of 'privilege', Mikaela
called for 'gentrification' to be 'fixed', and she insisted that sex work should
not be criminalized, but rather given more financial support and protection.

Online sex work has enabled Mikaela to achieve more financial independence and
stability, providing her with a regular income that she hopes to expand in the
future by producing more content, including professionally-shot videos.

She currently has eight videos available for purchase on her ManyVids profile,
which includes clips titled 'Magic Wand Party', 'Gem Stone Butt Play & Machine
Fun', and 'Up Close & Personal'.

Mikaela also offers other services to her followers, including one-on-one video
chats, custom video creation, and phone calls.

However, she insists that she wants to focus solely on solo videos, and doesn't
have plans to move into more 'hardcore' content in the future, explaining that
she prefers 'passion-oriented' porn.

'Here’s what I’ve learned about myself from doing this kind of work: I’ve
learned that I’m not hypersexual at all, actually, which in the long run has
cost me money,' she said.

'I’ve learned that I do not enjoy hardcore content personally. Whatever you
decide to make is your decision, but I enjoy soft content and passion content.
My long-term goal with self-expression is to work with a company that does
passion-oriented content.'

When Mikaela first came out as a sex worker in February, she told The Sun that
she had made the decision to go public about her porn career after sharing the
news with her parents over FaceTime.

'My safety has always been a number one priority for them,' she said. 'I'm doing
this, not out of an urge to hurt anybody or be spiteful about it, I'm doing this
because I want to honor my body in a way that's lucrative.'

Describing herself as a 'sexual creature', Mikaela went on to explain that she
was eager to find a way to 'capitalize on her body', having grown frustrated
with working in a more traditional job that 'wasn't satisfying her soul'.

She also shared that her new career has given her a feeling of empowerment and
confidence that she never thought she'd be able to have, with the budding
stripper revealing that she suffered abuse at the hand of 'predators' as a
child, which later sparked a series of mental health issues.




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kelown
2020-11-09 18:41:55 UTC
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...saying it helped her 'heal' from substance abuse and depression, and saved
her from near-homelessness
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-8929371/Steven-Spielbergs-sex-worker-daughter-Mikaela-says-porn-healed-her.html
*Mikaela, who came out as a porn star in February, recently joined adult content
website ManyVids, which was founded by former cam girl Bella French
Mikaela battled substance abuse, depression, and anxiety,
and says if she'd continued her old lifestyle 'she'd have been dead within the
year'
*Mikaela, who lives in Nashville, Tennessee, is the adopted daughter of director
Spielberg, 73, and his wife of nearly 30 years, Kate Capshaw, 66
*Mikaela, who goes by the name 'Mika_Sugar' on ManyVids, sells videos for $15
each, all of which she films by herself at home
*She wants to do more 'webcamming' and 'professionally-done solo pay-per-view
videos' in the future, but is not intending to do 'hardcore' or multi-person
video
Mikaela began her porn career making custom videos, but recently joined adult
content platform ManyVids, where she sells solo pay-per-view clips for $14.99
each, all of which she films by herself at home in Nashville, Tennessee.
'I’m really enjoying work, and it’s giving me a whole new life-affirming way to
be,' she said, adding that online porn has been a vital part of her 'healing
journey', which comes after a lengthy battle with depression, anxiety, and
substance abuse.
So what will happen to her fragile mental health when her Spielberg
novelty wears off and her sales start declining, as they always do after
a certain amount of exposure? I hope she doesn't see it as a sign of
rejection, but she has to know that sex work doesn't last long. And her
homely looks and thick build won't help prolong her career.
Miloch
2020-11-09 19:44:54 UTC
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Post by Miloch
...saying it helped her 'heal' from substance abuse and depression, and saved
her from near-homelessness
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-8929371/Steven-Spielbergs-sex-worker-daughter-Mikaela-says-porn-healed-her.html
*Mikaela, who came out as a porn star in February, recently joined adult content
website ManyVids, which was founded by former cam girl Bella French
Mikaela battled substance abuse, depression, and anxiety,
and says if she'd continued her old lifestyle 'she'd have been dead within the
year'
*Mikaela, who lives in Nashville, Tennessee, is the adopted daughter of director
Spielberg, 73, and his wife of nearly 30 years, Kate Capshaw, 66
*Mikaela, who goes by the name 'Mika_Sugar' on ManyVids, sells videos for $15
each, all of which she films by herself at home
*She wants to do more 'webcamming' and 'professionally-done solo pay-per-view
videos' in the future, but is not intending to do 'hardcore' or multi-person
video
Mikaela began her porn career making custom videos, but recently joined adult
content platform ManyVids, where she sells solo pay-per-view clips for $14.99
each, all of which she films by herself at home in Nashville, Tennessee.
'I’m really enjoying work, and it’s giving me a whole new life-affirming way
to
be,' she said, adding that online porn has been a vital part of her 'healing
journey', which comes after a lengthy battle with depression, anxiety, and
substance abuse.
So what will happen to her fragile mental health when her Spielberg
novelty wears off and her sales start declining, as they always do after
a certain amount of exposure? I hope she doesn't see it as a sign of
rejection, but she has to know that sex work doesn't last long. And her
homely looks and thick build won't help prolong her career.
In the meantime, she should take advantage of her father's name...

A title like "Close Encounters of an Oral Kind" is cutting edge and catchy and
might add some revenue to her retirement fund.

...couldn't hurt


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KAG
2020-11-09 19:57:34 UTC
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...saying it helped her 'heal' from substance abuse and depression, and saved
her from near-homelessness
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-8929371/Steven-Spielbergs-sex-worker-daughter-Mikaela-says-porn-healed-her.html
*Mikaela, who came out as a porn star in February, recently joined adult content
website ManyVids, which was founded by former cam girl Bella French
Mikaela battled substance abuse, depression, and anxiety,
and says if she'd continued her old lifestyle 'she'd have been dead within the
year'
*Mikaela, who lives in Nashville, Tennessee, is the adopted daughter of director
Spielberg, 73, and his wife of nearly 30 years, Kate Capshaw, 66
*Mikaela, who goes by the name 'Mika_Sugar' on ManyVids, sells videos for $15
each, all of which she films by herself at home
*She wants to do more 'webcamming' and 'professionally-done solo pay-per-view
videos' in the future, but is not intending to do 'hardcore' or multi-person
video
Mikaela began her porn career making custom videos, but recently joined adult
content platform ManyVids, where she sells solo pay-per-view clips for $14.99
each, all of which she films by herself at home in Nashville, Tennessee.
'I’m really enjoying work, and it’s giving me a whole new life-affirming way
to
be,' she said, adding that online porn has been a vital part of her 'healing
journey', which comes after a lengthy battle with depression, anxiety, and
substance abuse.
So what will happen to her fragile mental health when her Spielberg
novelty wears off and her sales start declining, as they always do after
a certain amount of exposure? I hope she doesn't see it as a sign of
rejection, but she has to know that sex work doesn't last long. And her
homely looks and thick build won't help prolong her career.
In the meantime, she should take advantage of her father's name...
A title like "Close Encounters of an Oral Kind" is cutting edge and catchy and
might add some revenue to her retirement fund.
...couldn't hurt
Maybe name it Babe... because she looks like a pig.
kelown
2020-11-10 10:27:08 UTC
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...saying it helped her 'heal' from substance abuse and depression, and saved
her from near-homelessness
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-8929371/Steven-Spielbergs-sex-worker-daughter-Mikaela-says-porn-healed-her.html
*Mikaela, who came out as a porn star in February, recently joined adult content
website ManyVids, which was founded by former cam girl Bella French
Mikaela battled substance abuse, depression, and anxiety,
and says if she'd continued her old lifestyle 'she'd have been dead within the
year'
*Mikaela, who lives in Nashville, Tennessee, is the adopted daughter of director
Spielberg, 73, and his wife of nearly 30 years, Kate Capshaw, 66
*Mikaela, who goes by the name 'Mika_Sugar' on ManyVids, sells videos for $15
each, all of which she films by herself at home
*She wants to do more 'webcamming' and 'professionally-done solo pay-per-view
videos' in the future, but is not intending to do 'hardcore' or multi-person
video
Mikaela began her porn career making custom videos, but recently joined adult
content platform ManyVids, where she sells solo pay-per-view clips for $14.99
each, all of which she films by herself at home in Nashville, Tennessee.
'I’m really enjoying work, and it’s giving me a whole new life-affirming way
to
be,' she said, adding that online porn has been a vital part of her 'healing
journey', which comes after a lengthy battle with depression, anxiety, and
substance abuse.
So what will happen to her fragile mental health when her Spielberg
novelty wears off and her sales start declining, as they always do after
a certain amount of exposure? I hope she doesn't see it as a sign of
rejection, but she has to know that sex work doesn't last long. And her
homely looks and thick build won't help prolong her career.
In the meantime, she should take advantage of her father's name...
A title like "Close Encounters of an Oral Kind" is cutting edge and catchy and
might add some revenue to her retirement fund.
...couldn't hurt
Fortunately, the article mentioned that she has no plans for hard-core
or non-solo scenes. Yet.

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