There’s One More Twist to the Belle Delphine Bathwater Saga

Belle Delphine holding a jar of her bathwater. She's posing with a pink Xbox controller and there's a smartphone with the PayPal logo on it.
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Belle Delphine has finally been compensated for her controversial bathwater sales of $90,000. All it took was a lengthy battle with PayPal.

We all know the drill. Woman becomes a famous streamer, sells used bathwater to fans, and is never actually compensated for said bathwater. Honestly, it’s a tale as old as time.

In a thread on X, the influencer described her 2019 bathwater sales affair as the “biggest L [she’s] ever taken.”

She explained: “Not only did I not earn any money selling my bathwater, I in fact LOST money doing it. PayPal without any warning closed my PayPal account and took the $90,000 that I earned from selling my bathwater.” 

Unwilling to let the fans down, Delphine then went on to say that she shipped the bathwater anyway. This meant that in total, she ended up making a loss.

Why didn’t PayPal pay Belle Delphine?

Per PayPal’s current terms of service, the platform allows “U.S.-only transactions for certain sexually oriented physical goods that are physically delivered to the customer.”

In theory, this should mean the bathwater was allowed. But Delphine claimed that PayPal told her each sale was considered a violation and cost her a $2,500 fine.

“They wouldn’t tell me which PayPal rule I broke. And they wouldn’t give me any more information because of ‘security risk,’” she explained. “So I don’t know if it’s because they don’t allow sex workers to use their platform or if they had a specific issue with me selling bathwater. … Regardless, not even knowing felt shit.”

But now, Business Insider reports that Delphine has now been compensated for the sales. PayPal told the outlet that its $2,500 fine policy was lifted last year.

However, Delphine says it took her writing out that X thread for her to be paid.

“Which is so shitty because what are all the normal non-social media users meant to do in this situation?” she asked.

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