May 21, 2018 11:18am
AirBnB Discriminates Against Sara Jay
Source: VNA PR
by: Company Press Release
AirBnB Discriminates Against Sara Jay for Being an Adult Actress
Hall of Fame superstar Sara Jay (http://www.SaraJay.com) reports that popular international online lodging app Airbnb has permanently terminated her account without warning and without any policy violations solely because Sara Jay is an adult actress. The termination by Airbnb was reported by the Daily Beast here: https://thebea.st/2GBwfPz.
Airbnb has a stated policy: "To ensure that hosts and guests can use our platform without encountering prejudice or discrimination. ... We do believe that the Airbnb community can promote empathy and understanding across all cultures. We are all committed to doing everything we can to help eliminate all forms of unlawful bias, discrimination, and intolerance from our platform."
Sara states: "I went to use the app one day to book a place to stay and my account wasn't working. When I contacted Airbnb customer support I got a dismissive response that my account had been closed. They wouldn't give me a reason. I was stunned."
Sara's business manager followed up by email and certified mail on March 30, 2018, stating that "Airbnb is violating it's supposedly inclusive policies by discriminating against a female solely because of her gender and occupation... so much for empathy and understanding. An award winning female Hall of Fame actress being blacklisted." A month later, Airbnb finally responded on April 30: "For the safety and security of our community, we restrict access to the platform when users have advertised sexual services in exchange for compensation. This policy is gender neutral, and we have applied it to men, women and non-binary individuals. In this case, advertisements featuring Ms. Jay run afoul of this policy (including here and here). As a result, Ms. Jay is no longer able to use the Airbnb platform."
In response Sara Jay's business manager wrote on April 30: "The first website is Miss Jay's Official Site which is just an Official Site. No sexual services are advertised at all. The second website is not owned, controlled or affiliated with Sara Jay. Unfortunately there are third parties in the world who attempt to profit from Sara Jay's name by setting up sites. It is called click baiting. A quick name check [shows] it was set up in Panama. Miss Jay has done NOTHING wrong in the use of any of AirBnB's facilities. You are discriminating purely because of her gender and profession." To date Airbnb has not responded.
Sara Jay tweeted @AirBnb and @AirBnbHelp on April 30 ...but got no response (link https://bit.ly/2rZJ9SI) except from other adult stars. @SexyKarenFisher tweeted the same type of thing had happened to her.
Airbnb has not responded to social media.
Sara Jay continues: "It's incredibly wrong for such a large company to ban adult actresses who are doing nothing illegal or against their policies. Imagine if Delta refused to sell me an airline ticket or Starbucks told me I couldn't buy a cup of coffee because I shoot adult? In this day and age we shouldn't be restricting rights of women who are making a living in this country. Airbnb may not agree with everything women do for a living or what I do with my body but that should not be their call. What next.... Refuse to rent to women who make a living showing off their bodies on Instagram or Playboy models?"
Sara continues to be one of the best known figures in adult having just been inducted into the Hall of Fame in January 2017. On social media Sara boasts over847,000 followers on twitter and 1.5 million followers on Instagram. Her #SaraJayTV Channel on YouTube just passed a whopping 175,000 subscriptions with 35,000,000+ views. She is part of the popular VNA Girls Network along with prominent stars such as Julia Ann, Vicky Vette, Penny Pax, Nikki Benz, Sunny Lane & Tasha Reign. Askmen.com recently declared she is the 16th most googled star worldwide. Previous awards include Nightmoves Best Boobs, Exxxotica Fannies Thirsty Girl and Urban X Hall of Fame (2011) and IR Performer of the Year (2009).
Sara Jay can be reached for comment at Sara@SaraJay.com
Sara Jay's business manager can be reached at Rokkerdave@gmail.com