Teacher’s Porn Past Comes Back To Haunt Her

Stacie Halas was 24 years old in 2005.  She was besieged by financial problems after her boyfriend abandoned her.  She needed to get money fast and quick.  So she made the decision to participate in the seedy and unforgiving world of adult films.  She participated under the pseudo name “Tiffany Six” and took part in, at least, 22 adult films during an eight-month period from ’05 to ’06. (According to iafd.com)
After accumulating enough money, Stacie went back to college and received her teaching accreditation.  She was able to get a job working as a science teacher for the Oxnard(California) School District.  Seemingly, Stacie’s life was finally on track.  But her past came back to haunt her, when some middle school kids and some teachers found video of her past life.  After rumors of her performance surfaced, profanity was etched on Halas’ classroom window.
Halas was put on administrative leave in March, 2012.  Just this week, a three judge panel unanimously ruled against her, effectively firing her.  Judge Julie Cabos-Owen wrote in a 46-page decision issued by the Commission on Professional Competence, “Although (Halas’) pornography career has concluded, the ongoing availability of her pornographic materials on the Internet will continue to impede her from being an effective teacher and respected colleague,”
Many performers who go into the world of pornography don’t seem to realize the damage the industry can do to one’s career.  Many look to the large sums of money per shoot (between $500 and $2,000 depending on the performer and what she does.). What many don’t also realize is that their images will show up in websites and magazines long after their career is finished, all without any residuals or royalties.   
Some performers have lucrative careers in porn, such as Jenna Jameson and Ron Jeremy.  Some, like Traci Lords and, most recently Sasha Grey have made the switch to mainstream films. Some stars also use adult films to somehow “resurrect” their fledgling acting careers. One such story is John Anthony Bailey.  We wrote a blog entry about his life a number of years ago.  John was an established actor.  You may have seen him in the hit TV show, “Happy Days” as the character “Stix”.  He also had a powerful performance in an episode of “Good Times”.  When his acting career began to wane, he also moved to porn.  (Read More by Clicking Here!)
Sadly, there are many such stories like Stacie’s. What can she do with her life now that her past has caught up to her?  Many on Twitter and in some Internet forums jokingly think she should go back into the porn industry.  Sadly, how ever cruel it may sound, that may be the case.  Every job she’ll go to now with bring up her porn past.
In a book I’m in process of finished writing, entitled “American Whore”, the lead character is forced into the world of porn, much like Stacie.  The antagonist, a pornographer, describes to him exactly the business is all about, and why he should seriously think about re-considering getting into porn. Stacie’s situation pretty much foretold what I’ve been writing about for the last three years.

“This is an unforgiving business, one that will live with you for the rest of your life.  I don’t want you to do this and then 6 months down the road, you come in here and say to me, ‘Oh, god.  I made a big mistake!  No.  By that time, it’s too late.  You’re images will be in places no one will ever think they’d see you in.  I’ve had girls come in here in my office, many of them just out of high school, some of them going to college.  They need extra cash.  They need money to pay their tuition. They’re behind in their bills.  They gotta feed their kids.  And I have to set them straight.  Hey, this business will follow you where ever you go in life.  They wanna be doctors, nurses, lawyers, police officers, emergency services workers, teachers, especially teachers!  I had one girl come in here, tells me she wants to finish up her schooling so she can teach elementary school.  Can you believe that, shit?  She wants to be an elementary school teacher!  Could you imagine an eight grader with a porn star as their teacher?”

Many people are now asking themselves that same question about Stacie. 
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About smoothjazzandmore

I'm a TV producer and an Internet radio broadcaster. I also write for my blogs (An Op-Ed Blog and a Football Blog) here at WordPress.
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