Although OnlyFans has said the new policies were not implemented as a result of just one user, Heidewald is skeptical because of the timing.
She said she intended only to normalize sex work and intends to speak with OnlyFans about the new restrictions.
It has also gained a reputation for offering a safe way for sex workers to earn money.
Thorne made an that she had opened an account on the website on August 19.
Even if the platform had been considering the changes, it seems likely that they were accelerated by the incident involving Thorne, Heidewald said.
She started using OnlyFans before the coronavirus pandemic, not after the pandemic began.