STOCKTON (CBS13) — Caitlin Fink, a high school student in Stockton who works in the porn industry, spoke to CBS13 on Friday after an article about her touched off a free-speech debate that caught the attention of a national audience.

In early April, the school district tried to prevent the article from being published by Bear Creek High’s The Bruin Voice after it became concerned it might violate the district’s obscenity bylaws. When teacher Kathi Duffel, who’s over the paper, refused to hand over the article, the district threatened to take action.

An independent attorney later found the article was not obscene, and the article was published.

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On Friday, the subject of the article, Caitlin Fink, spoke with CBS13 about the controversy surrounding her story.

“I feel like the district sees it as a taboo thing that should be swept under the rug, but it’s really not a taboo topic. It’s just a topic that people don’t like to talk about because it makes them feel uncomfortable,” Fink said.

Fink left home for good on New Year’s Eve and began to support herself — pay rent, utilities, and phone bill — after finding work in the porn industry.

“Adult entertainers aren’t just objects, they are actual people. They have feelings; they have goals; they have motivation,” she said.

Fink says she makes hundreds of dollars for just a few hours of work, but just how that money is earned caused some people to get the wrong idea, she said.

“When people found out I was doing that, they assumed all these things about me, and I was like, ‘oh no that’s not true,’” Fink said.

Trying to set the record straight, Fink agreed to be interviewed by the school paper, The Bruin Voice. Once the district found out, they demanded to see the article titled “Risky business: starting a career in the adult entertainment industry”. After Duffel refused to follow the district’s demands, a battled started that included threats of job loss and shutting down the paper down.

Lawyers ultimately got involved and the district released a statement Friday saying it was “pleased that the process we have been engaged in regarding the Bear Creek High School newspaper has resulted in an article that meets legal requirements.”

Fink has no plans to slow down and hopes to become a model. She says working in porn allows her to enjoy compliments about her looks. “I like the positive attention I get from it,” she says. “Even though I know what their intentions are it’s still nice to know that they think that about me because I don’t believe it sometimes.”

Swipe through photos Fink shared with CBS13:

 

Comments (9)
  1. Saw this on Drudge. Went to http://www.PressCalifornia.com for more real California news.

    1. Troll, troll, go away, don’t come back some other day.

  2. Jim Hyland says:

    The porn industry must be very proud of all the degeneration, grief and exploitation it has caused throughout the world’s moral landslide. Just another sign the world is ripe for God’s judgment, in fact it has already begun. To learn more, check E Bible Fellowship.

  3. Wow, that is nothing but sad. “We’re not just objects, we’re real people!”

    I’ve got news for you, honey: In the places you’re going, nobody cares about your personality. For the rest of your life, when anyone you meet finds out you’ve been in porn, they’ll only be interested in four or five of your body parts — and “heart” and “brain” are not on the list. You took a bullettrain to objectification. And when you get a little fat or a few wrinkles or refuse a dangerously unhealthy act, you’ll be thrown out like trash and replaced the same afternoon by another bimbo/wannabe.

    I guess this is what happens in a world that teaches dumb little kids that success is only measured in money and popularity.

  4. Gil Stonebarger says:

    wow, call me back when she is a used up old hag at 20, addicted to drugs and beat daily by her pimp. if you see nothing wrong with this, you are a bigger doofus than she is….NOT something to be celebrated

  5. Luke Dillard says:

    Can’t wait to hear her #metoo story in a couple years.

  6. Eileen Kephart says:

    The hateful, hurtful comments left by several people, all male, just show how misogynistic, ignorant, and judgemental people can be about those who work in the porn industry. Porn is a form of the world’s oldest profession, and who makes up the vast majority of the profession’s customer base? Women-hating, hypocritical MEN who are, deep down, very afraid of and very jealous of (a type of) female empowerment inherent in porn workers’ job or career choice. Porn would not be around without the (mostly) male customers who pay to be entertained. This resourceful woman is supporting herself by using tools she has close at hand. She’s empowered herself to use what God (yes, God) gave her to make other folks happy for a while, That can’t be said of most jobs.

  7. The pictures of her and the GIRL in the interview do not even look like the same young GIRL. In the pictures her lips are plump and full and so forth but in the interview they are not. So sad for this GIRL. If she was an ADULT and ,made the decision that’s one thing…MY QUESTION IS….IS SHE 18? IF SO WHY IS SHE STILL IN HIGH SCHOOL AND IF SHE IS NOT 18…I WOULD THINK THAT’S ILLEGAL!!!
    As an Adult do what you want, but as a CHILD…come on now!! I get she left home for whatever reason but there are many different alternatives for her!

  8. Joseph Powell says:

    And then one day, for no reason at all, people voted Hitler into power…

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