Unraveling the Intricacies of an Internet Sensation's Encounter with Law Enforcement Over a Viral Video
In an unexpected turn of events, Layla Kelly, a 33-year-old woman from Wellington, New Zealand, found herself at the center of a peculiar situation when two policemen appeared on her doorstep. The initial shock and fear that gripped her heart were quickly replaced by confusion as the officers revealed the purpose of their visit – to discuss a video that had recently gone viral on social media.
The world of Layla Kelly is unique, as she is widely recognized as a popular adult film star. Her online presence extends beyond conventional boundaries, utilizing social media to attract new viewers and promote her profile on the subscription-based adult content site OnlyFans. However, the encounter with the police had nothing to do with her explicit content; instead, it revolved around a playful video she had filmed in a Bunnings hardware store weeks prior.
As Layla recounts the moment the officers informed her about the "very serious talk," she recalls her initial thoughts, "I instantly thought, ‘Oh my God, someone has died.’ My heart dropped, and I started panicking, I thought for sure something absolutely horrible had happened. They had a very stern look on their faces and told me that they needed to talk about something serious. My mind was absolutely racing."
To her relief, the visit had no connection to a tragedy. Instead, it was about a video stunt that Layla and a friend had filmed in a nearby Bunnings hardware store. The video, intended as a light-hearted joke, took an unexpected turn when it garnered over 15 million views on social media.
In the video, Layla and her friend engaged in a playful act of removing their underwear and leaving them in various sections of the hardware store. The humor was targeted at "the dads" and "hard-working tradies" who might stumble upon the surprise. Layla emphasizes that the underwear was merely a prop, and no actual undergarments were left behind in the store.
The two police officers, bearing a surprising message, were dispatched to Layla's residence to discuss the viral video. The encounter left Layla perplexed and amused, as she tried to comprehend the gravity of police involvement in what she considered a harmless stunt.
"I was so confused; I just stared blankly at them. I couldn’t understand what had happened. The cops were at my door over a video? It didn’t make sense. I never expected what they were about to tell me," Layla explained.
The meeting with the police resulted in Layla having to sign several trespass notices, each warning of a substantial fine of up to $6,000 if she visited any of the Bunnings stores in Wellington over the next two years. While the encounter was undoubtedly surreal, Layla expressed gratitude for not facing any criminal charges.
Layla Kelly, crowned as New Zealand’s "Best Porn Star" for 2023, has found success in the unconventional world of adult content creation. She divulged that her earnings from selling adult content online amounted to $196,180 in the last 12 months, with her most lucrative month bringing in $29,427. Despite the financial success and the unexpected encounter with law enforcement, Layla remains puzzled by the magnitude of the situation.
"It wasn’t hurting anyone. When we filmed it, we made sure there was nobody else around. We never exposed ourselves or anything. I don’t understand why this whole thing needed to be so dramatic. I definitely won’t be going into any Bunnings stores though, that’s for sure," Layla concluded.
News.com.au sought a response from Bunnings New Zealand regarding the incident. However, the hardware store chain declined to provide any comments on the matter, leaving the peculiar situation surrounding Layla Kelly's viral video in a realm of unanswered questions.