Earlier this week, we reported that Farrah Abraham has been fired from Teen Mom: OG after seven seasons as one of the stars of MTV's flagship reality series.
The mother of one says she was let go as a result of her recent sex work, and indeed, the network was probably less than thrilled with Farrah masturbating on a live stream in front of thousands of viewers.
But that was just one of many reasons that the controversial reality-star-tuned-porn-star might have been cut loose by MTV.
Check out our full breakdown of the surprisingly complex feud between Mrs. Abraham and the network that made her famous:
Farrah Gets Fired
On Tuesday, Farrah revealed that she'd been let go by MTV parent company Viacom. She blamed the decision on her recent sex work, writing on Instagram, "I act like an adult and part take in adult promotions and activities that other adults do for FREE or in private."
Last month, Farrah launched a new business: She's been starring in live-streamed sex shows in which she masturbates for a paying audience. She believes that her latest revenue stream caused her to get fired.
Farrah and Sex Work: A Long-Standing Partnership
As many have pointed out, Farrah has been cashing in on sex work for several years. In the past, she's worked as a porn star, a stripper, an erotic novelist, and even the "inspiration" for a line of sex toys.
So Why Now?
Why would MTV decide to cut ties with one of its most popular stars when Farrah has been performing sex work for almost as long as she's been famous?
There Are Rumors...
Many believe that Farrah's recent foray into the world of live sex streaming is just one of several reasons she got the axe from MTV.
That's Where River Zain Ceballos Comes In
River Zain Ceballos is an actor, model and activist who has worked with MTV in the past. He claims to have the low-down on the REAL reason Farrah was let go.
River Knows What's Up
Before news of Farrah's termination was made public, Ceballos exclusively informed The Hollywood Gossip that she would be getting fired. And he says he knows exactly why she was let go ...
Farrah and Simon Saran: A Dangerous Duo
"They [MTV] were tired of Simon's constant bashing, especially after the tirade he unleashed on myself and Tyler [Baltierra]," Ceballos tells THG.
So Is It All Simon's Fault?
"[Farrah] believes all of this happened after I clashed with Simon, as in she thinks I gave certain cast members the push they needed to speak up," Ceballos tells us. "I won’t take credit for that but I did definitely bring their negativity to light and made sure MTV and [production company] Bunin Murray saw who they really were and what the fans were saying by retweeting how much they wanted Farrah and Simon gone."
As it turns out, Farrah's sex work did play a role in MTV's decision to terminate her contract. But there's a twist...
Farrah's Blaming the Wrong People
According to Ceballos, it wasn't MTV execs who had a problem with Farrah's side gig--it was her co-stars.
Teen Mom OG Cast: We Don't Want to Co-Star With a Porn Star!
"We’ve all been in contact the past couple days and certain members of the cast were completely fed up with Farrah’s involvement in the sex industry and her cheap web shows showing off and doing stuff with her body so they all collectively spoke up, told MTV that they would all consider walking away if something wasn’t done," Ceballos tells us.
It Wouldn't Be the First Time
Farrah's cast mates have complained about her involvement with the sex industty in the past, and she's already been let go from the show once because of their concerns.
So Will She Be Back?
Is there a chance this will all blow over and Farrah will be invited back to the show?
Don't Count On It
MTV is reportedly concerned that Farrah's side jobs might alienate Teen Mom: OG's young audience. "They brought her back on for OG because they could explain away that young people make mistakes sometimes, but now that she is back in the adult industry again, they can't use that excuse anymore," a source tells The Ashley's Reality Roundup.
And It Seems That's Quite Alright With Farrah
"Sad such a phenomenal show will no longer have its biggest talent on the show because of women hating, sex shaming, hate crimes, selfish, Weinstein company power trip behaviors against a professional hard working, honest mother," Farrah wrote on Instagram. "I’m proud of myself not giving in to be sex shamed by Viacom network." You'll be missed, girl!
Wait a Minute...What?!
Just two days after her dramatic announcement, Farrah retracted her statement in a confusing YouTube video. "I have not been let go. I have not been fired," she told fans.
So Which Is It?
Does Farrah have a job or not? Obviously, she's not the most reliable source of information, and thus far, MTV has been strangely silent on the matter.
An Unexpected Twist
Our best guess is that MTV is still weighing its options. A process that Simon Saran may have complicated with his latest comments...
In his latest interview, Simon alleged that Teen Mom: OG producer Morgan J. Freeman "provides cast members with drugs, forces them to have kids and bribes them with bonuses to have strange men move in with them." We're guessing MTV was none too thrilled about that remark.
Farrah Abraham: Mystery Woman
So for now, Farrah's fate will remain a mystery. If we had to venture a guess, we'd say MTV will eventually welcome her back. The drama is just too good to resist.