Rather than face an internal investigation, a Colorado sheriff’s deputy who owned an OnlyFans page retired with a $30,000 separation agreement.
Melissa Williams, 48, told KDVR’s Problem Solvers team, “I was a really good cop and a really good leader.”
After serving in law enforcement for 28 years, Williams most recently worked as a lieutenant at a detention center after serving for 11 years with the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office.
A female officer in a nearby police department filed a complaint after coworkers found out about her OnlyFans account, KDVR reported.
As Williams said, “Some people saw what I did for fun as being a sex worker, but I am no different than someone else’s neighbor, friend, mom, or daughter. I am still the same person I was for the 18 months the page existed and no one knew me.”
On her OnlyFans page, subscribers pay a monthly fee to see Williams naked or watch her sexual encounters with her husband. It was not apparent that she was a law enforcement officer in the content she posted, and she was off-duty when she posted the content.
According to the New York Post, Williams, a mother of two, said that much of the material she and her husband shared was private sex material taken over the years. I worked up to 60 hours a week, so mostly my husband posted my pictures, and sometimes we’d dress me up and take photos especially for the page.”
According to the complaint, Williams’ “poor judgment was a discredit to the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office.”
Williams said, “I was like, this doesn’t even affect me or my employees. It doesn’t even affect the community.”
According to the internal documents obtained by KDVR, the sheriff’s office investigated the complaint. It concluded: “The website contained pictures of Lt. Williams posing for pictures clearly showing her face and her genitals. One or more of the photos appeared to have been taken in a public place.”
The sheriff’s spokesman told KDVR that Williams should have asked permission for her secondary job, but Williams argued that it never occurred to her to ask.
“No, as it doesn’t generate employment income, and there are a lot of people throughout the metro area who have what might be considered secondary employment, but it isn’t reported.” she said.
The New York Post reports that she earns about $4,000 a month from the account.
In November, she agreed to the $30,000 separation and released the agreement, retiring from the force partly because she believes she would have been fired if she had not.
Despite being embarrassed for the OnlyFans page, Williams did not leave shame or embarrassment. Instead, she left for her family and herself, and the OnlyFans aspect was just one aspect of what she did, KDVR reported.
According to the New York Post, Williams said, “I loved my job, but how could I go back to work in an environment like that?”. I have always been jealous of my success, beauty, and confidence because I’m a woman in the police force.”
According to the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office, Williams was not fired or forced out of her job, who said she “negotiated a severance package and resigned before the investigation was completed.”
According to the sheriff’s office, Ms. Williams was neither fired nor forced to leave the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office. They said her allegations appear to be nothing more than a publicity ploy to drive traffic to her website.