A British Judge was speechless over a young man’s admission that he makes over $5k a month blowing up balloons and cleaning his teeth to the delight of online fetishists. Judge Rinder was in disbelief that online videos could bring in that kind of money.
Rinder is the British version of Judge Judy and his court show is aired weekdays on ITV. His cases are civil cases and usually are about disputes over basic consumer issues, business/personal/neighborhood disputes, and allegations of negligence.
A 19-year-old name Lucas appeared on Judge Rinder’s show and explained he made over $5k a month working in the adult industry on cam. Lucas appeared on his show because his dad Jim was suing him for an almost $7k for a loan. This was numerous loans that began in 2013 and Jim wants him to know the “Bank of Dad” is now closed and wants repayment.
Judge Rinder accepted Jim’s case because here was a clause in his agreement with his son Lucas that he would pay his father back once he got a job. Lucas was hiding his lucrative career from his dad.
Lucas’ webcam modeling career started at 18 and most involved stripping. He had a friend who was making upwards of almost $10k a month. Most of his clientele are male, but Lucas is hetrosexual. People watching Lucas would type him message with kinky requests and at times what many would consider bizarre fetishes.
Apparently, the fetishes pay the most money, and these included feet fetishes and blowing up balloons. He could make over $2500 just for blowing up 100 balloons and bursting them on camera. He never even had to get nude.
Brushing Up On Your Skills
Lucas went on to tell the judge that that some of his clients would pay him $25 in the morning and another $25 at night to watch him brush his teeth.
Judge Rinder was literally speechless and inquired if he got personal sexual gratification out of this. Lucas said he did not for the most part.
Lucas then told the judge he could make over $1200 in one hour selling a bunch of videos and that could equate to over $5k per month. The websites even wanted him to enter adult and perform with a woman. Lucas declined since he was in a relationship and deemed it inappropriate.
Viewers and Lucas’ dad Jim were stunned. Some viewers took to social media to express their shock at his “job” and two stand-out Twitter posts were:
This guy on Judge Rinder is getting paid £40 a day for letting someone watch him brush his teeth! #iminthewrongjob
— Oliver Lee (@Olivurrr) February 4, 2017
Watching judge Rinder and some 19 year old guy is getting paid £200 to pop balloons on webcam! Wtf 😂
— Ryan (@Ryanljw77) November 1, 2016
Amy Chandler joked: “Why am I working 8 hours at Sainsbury’s when there’s a guy on Judge Rinder who gets £20 every time he brushes his teeth on webcam?”
Lucas then informed the judge he’s no longer doing adult work. He’s been baptized and feels it not a good representation for his church. Surprisingly Judge Rinder threw out his case. The judge thanked Jim for bringing him the case hoping it will open other parents’ eyes to what their teenage and adult children might be doing for “work”.
This story originally appeared in UK’s The Sun in 2017.