The OnlyFans service has temporarily suspended the accounts of Russian authors and stated that it cannot service them yet. The subscription-based platform, which has gained popularity through the erotic and sex industries, has previously allowed Russian authors to continue making money despite economic sanctions against Russia.
Back in February Rolling Stone reported that the Russian creators of OnlyFans temporarily lost access to their accounts without warning. However, OnlyFans soon restored access to them, stating that “the accounts will have full functionalities as long as we continue to have payment methods to support them.”
But on Thursday, representatives of OnlyFans said they were taking steps to suspend accounts receiving payments in Russia. In a statement for Motherboard the company says it has “explored several options for continuing to provide services to artists impacted by the Russia-Ukraine war”, but “further tightening of payment restrictions to and from Russia” will not allow it to maintain these accounts.