Did This Girl Lose Her College Scholarship After Appearing In A Porno? [UPDATEDx2]

Oct 06, 2010 | Posted by Lux Alptraum

Meet Elizabeth Hawkens. She's a freshman at Arizona State University, majoring in geography. She's also the star of a video on reality porn site Backroom Casting Couch. And that porn video may have cost her a $32,000 scholarship.

According to a story circulating the blogosphere, an "anonymous ASU alum" discovered Elizabeth's star turn (freely available as a promo video on PornHub, embedded above), and freaked out when he or she saw Elizabeth flash her student ID. From there, it was just a short turn to discovering her name, learning that she has a $32,000 scholarship, and penning the following letter—which has somehow leaked all around the internet:

Arizona Board of Regents
2020 N. Central Avenue
Suite 230
Phoenix, AZ 85004-4593

RE: Elizabeth A. Hawkenson (Copperas Cove, Texas), 2010 ASU Freshman Class

Distinguished Regents,

I am writing to express my shock and horror at the public conduct of a member of Arizona State University's 2010 freshman class, Elizabeth A. Hawkenson of Copperas Cove, Texas. This person recently appeared in an internet video in which she identified herself by name, showed her ASU student ID card, then proceeded to engage in explicit and degrading sexual activities with a stranger. She was paid for the act and signed a waiver allowing the video to be posted on the internet.

As an ASU alumnus, I object to Ms. Hawkenson's choice to identify herself as an ASU student in a pornographic video that is available to the general public. I feel that which clearly violates the ASU Student Code of Conduct.

On behalf of my fellow ASU alumni, I demand that Ms. Hawkenson's $32,000 New American Scholar Award be revoked immediately. A young woman who brings shame on her university in such a public and degrading way does not deserve the financial support of that university.

Yours Sincerely,

Anonymous ASU Alumnus

So here's the thing: try as we might, we can't find an original source for this letter. Tons of people have it printed, sure, but no one indicates how they got a hold of it, or how they know it's legit. Which strikes us as slightly fishy...and possibly the kind of marketing tactic that a reality porn site itching to drive traffic to a promo video might engage in.

Not that we're calling bullshit—not yet, anyway. If the story is real, it's pretty upsetting: though showing her student ID may not have been wise (even just from a safety standpoint), Elizabeth Hawkenson hasn't done anything illegal, malicious, or harmful—and we see no reason why she shouldn't hold on to her scholarship.

But if it is a marketing hoax...well, at least it's not the worst one we've ever seen.

UPDATE: Well, thanks to our commenters, we now know that the letter is the product of the bright minds at 4chan, who always enjoy a rousing round of slut shaming. Pathetic. Just...pathetic.

UPDATE 2: According to the Phoenix New Times, Elizabeth Hawkens is still at ASU, with her scholarship intact.

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