Former Disney Channel star Dan Benson is opening up about how he turned a “fairly traumatic” expertise into one thing that is “modified [his] life for the higher.”
The 35-year-old performed “Zeke Beakerman” on the Selena Gomez-led present “Wizards of Waverly Place” from 2007 till the present resulted in 2012.
In a current TikTok video captioned, “I tripped and fell into grownup leisure,” Benson revealed what led him to grow to be an OnlyFans star.
“Mainly, once I was on the present ‘Wizards of Waverly Place,’ I’d get messages from individuals on a regular basis, a few of these being girls that I discovered extremely enticing,” Benson defined. “Seems, messaging these girls, who turned out to not be who they mentioned they have been, was not the perfect thought, as a result of I’d ship nude pictures to them, and they might take these nude pictures after which submit them onto on-line web sites.”
Benson remembers studying that his nude pictures and movies have been “everywhere in the net” and mentioned the expertise was “fairly traumatic.”
He additionally recalled attempting for years to get the footage fully wiped from the web to no avail.
“Clearly, I didn’t need them on the market,” he mentioned. “However, as you possibly can think about, that was a reasonably troublesome activity. Because it seems, I ended up nearly dropping my job later in life due to that after I sort of retired from performing.”
Benson admitted the expertise had a “very massive detrimental affect on my life,” however says he finally turned it right into a constructive.
“I made a decision to cease preventing towards it and as a substitute, go the opposite path and fully lean into it, and construct out a web page and as a substitute of letting these individuals promote my privateness, my — you understand what I imply,” he shared. “I made a decision to say, ‘All proper, screw you. I’m gonna promote it myself.’”
The previous Disney Channel star mentioned he began this new “journey” final yr, and has been having plenty of enjoyable.
“I’ve met plenty of actually nice individuals within the grownup leisure business, and it is modified my life for the higher,” Benson continued.
Though he admitted he wasn’t positive why he was sharing this info together with his nearly 171 thousand TikTok followers, he hoped they loved studying extra about him and the way he “by chance turned an grownup leisure performer.”
“Typically you simply need to roll with the punches. I extremely recommend you do,” he concluded.
Apart from his recurring position on “Wizards of Waverly Place,” Benson periodically voiced ‘Ethan’ on seasons one, two and three on the present “Rick and Morty.” His final credited performing position was in 2018 for the movie “Killing Diaz.”
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