According to the Phoenix Times
, parts of this story are a hoax: no letter was sent sent to the Board of Regents and Hawkenson hasn't lost her scholarship. Hawksenson tells the media that the video was supposed to only appear on the original Casting Couch website. (Obviously, she does not know how internet porn works.) The stunt could be the work of producers of the video itself, who probably have no shame when it comes to publicity.
Meet Elizabeth Hawkenson
. She's just your everyday girl-next-door / Arizona State University
undergrad with an interest in geography and liberal arts. But all is not as it seems, for today, Hawkenson is making headlines after allegedly starring in an Internet porn video. Her involvement in the adult film caused her to lose a $32,000 scholarship.
The clip, produced by Backroom Casting Couch and hosted by PornHub, shows Hawkenson flashing her student I.D. for the cameras to prove she was over the age of 18. From there, it was only a matter of Googling Hawkenson's name to find she had been awarded a large scholarship
as a New American University Scholar
Someone (the commenters over at Fleshbot
claim it's 4chan
) was so "shocked" by the freshman's behavior that they sent a letter to the Board of Regents demanding they revoke the poor girl's five-figure grant.
Keep reading to see the letter and weigh in on what kind of monsters would snatch a scholarship from Ms. Hawkenson's sweet, porno-makin' hands.
Arizona Board of Regents
2020 N. Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85004-4593
RE: Elizabeth A. Hawkenson (Copperas Cove, Texas), 2010 ASU Freshman Class
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.
Anonymous ASU Alumnus