Pornhub Gave Away A $25k Scholarship, And The Winner Is Fairly Surprising

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Pornhub have awarded a $25,000 (£16,750) scholarship to a 48-year-old mum from Texas.

MaryAnn Uribe from Texas is set to earn her bachelor’s degree after bagging the money. According to the popular porn site over 1,000 people had applied, submitting a video statement, personal essay and resume, NTRSCTN reported.

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Pornhub wrote on its philanthropic page, Pornhub Cares:

MaryAnn epitomizes the drive for determination and success; from her indelible personality, to the resiliency she’s shown to achieve her goals.

“We were looking for someone who spreads happiness and affected positive change. She’s been through a lot. … When negative things happened, she really stood up for herself,” Pornhub president Corey Price told the Washington Post.

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According to the Post, Uribe’s story didn’t start out so positive. When she was working at a law firm back in 2011 Uribe reported her employers for breaking a Texas felony law called barratry – when lawyers chase up unnecessary and excessive litigation for extra profit.

The plot got even darker, though, when the law firm tried to get a hitman to silence her. Luckily the ‘hitman’ they attempted to hire was a Texas Ranger informant wearing a wire, and her employer was recorded saying he ‘wanted something to happen to Uribe’.

The lawyer now faces trial in April 2016 charged with solicitation of capital murder and barratry, but Uribe’s ordeal isn’t over. She now suffers from agoraphobia, and is plagued with the fear that she will be killed if she goes outside after suffering significant trauma from the incident.

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Uribe told the Post: “Every little thing sets me off—strange voices or the dog barking or the postman knocking. It can send me to the floor.”

She’s now determined to see her former employer receive justice and finish school, saying, “I have to be strong. If I quit college, I let them win.”


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