VICE News reporter plans hit piece against RNM

Anya Zoledziowski, VICE News — Photo: CBC

International left-wing news outlet, VICE News, is turning its focus on REAL News Michiana for an upcoming piece defending a local teacher who was fired from her job after RNM exposed the educator moonlights as a pornstar.

In June, an RNM investigation uncovered local teacher, Sarah Seales (Juree), made a living on the side with a pornography profile on the website Onlyfans. RNM also discovered Seales had her 10-year-old students call her by her pornography name, Ms. Buttercup. Seales worked for a specialized school run by the Department of Defense. She was fired for breaking DoD policies. Her termination letter can be seen here.


RNM received an email from VICE News reporter Anya Zoledziowski on Wednesday, inquiring about RNM’s coverage and investigation into Seales.

“I’m currently working on a follow-up story out of Indiana, where a woman who had turned to OnlyFans to supplement her income was terminated from her teaching job in June. The woman said your articles on Real News Michiana led to her termination. Could you please comment on this?” Zoledziowski wrote in her email with the following questions.

1) How do you respond to allegations that you outed Sarah Seales?

2) Why did you write articles about her?

3) She alleges that you accessed her nude photos behind her OnlyFans paywall – is that accurate?

4) How do you respond to allegations that you posted the photos online without her consent? 

5) Seales said that you harassed her. How do you respond to that?

6) How do you respond to allegations that you’ve also targeted other people in the community, including people who identify as LGBTQ?

7) Anything you’d like to add?

RNM responded by explaining Seales married a convicted child sexual predator and went into detail regarding the false allegations being made.

“Absolutely I can answer these.” RNM’s Clifton French responded. “I was given a tip about the page from a concerned parent. A source provided screenshots from the page. It was a newsworthy story, so I sought comment from her and wrote the stories. I confirmed the information. I never posted nude photos of her. I included redacted pictures of her photos that she posted on her onlyfans account in my stories. No nudity was ever shown or published.”

“I contacted Seales one time via Facebook messenger for comment. That was my only contact with her. That is not harassment.” The email continued. “I do not target the LGBTQ community. In fact, I was the only journalist in the area to publish a story about an actual hate crime that lead to the identification of the perpetrators.”

RNM also offered to speak with Zoledziowski over the phone and to provide documents regarding all of the issues reported on, even though those documents are easily accessible for subscribers through the RNM website. As of publication, Zoledziowski has not called or responded.

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According to the VICE News website, Zoledziowski, who is from Canada, has been a journalist for maybe 4 years and “focuses on a wide-range of social justice issues, including Indigenous affairs, race, politics, sex worker rights, and the disproportionate harm experienced by racialized communities as the climate crisis worsens.”

Her social media feeds are also full of attacks against conservative commentators and news outlets. Subscribers can view screenshots of those posts below.

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In June, REAL News Michiana uncovered Seales was selling full-body nude photos on the pornography website, Seales was the teacher at the STEM based DoD STARBASE in South Bend, located at the National Guard Armory in the city.


DoD STARBASE is a collaboration between school districts and the military, offering classes and camps in the STEM field across the country, mainly for children in 5th grade. South Bend’s STARBASE school is located at the National Guard Armory off of Kemble Avenue on the southwest side of town. Several local schools have partnerships with the program, where they send children for week of hands-on STEM based learning.

According to the Indiana National Guard website, “STARBASE is a Department of Defense educational program with four locations in Indiana, including Fort Wayne, South Bend, Gary and Indianapolis, residing at the Stout Field headquarters campus of the Indiana National Guard. Indiana STARBASE students participate in challenging “hands-on, minds-on” experiential activities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in an environment that is both technological and that exposes them to positive civilian and military role models in their communities. The free, five-day, 25-hour intensive program is designed at the 5th grade level for an entire class (up to 32 students), and STARBASE also provides summer camps for individual students wishing to participate in the program.”


According to the school’s website, Seales uses the nickname “Buttercup.” RNM confirmed Seales has her students call her “Buttercup” as well.

“Buttercup” is also the name Seales uses on her pornography page. She also advertises her pornography page on her open and public social media accounts, including Facebook and Instagram.

It also appears Seales was married to a convicted child molestor for some time. A man, who appears to have been her husband until 2018, was convicted of Child Molestation in 1998 and spent 3 years in prison.

RNM reached out to Seales on Facebook to get her comments on the pornography page. Seales initially lied, claiming her page was “clean.” However, RNM has obtained nearly a dozen full-body nude photos that she sells to people on the site. RNM has blacked out Seales’ breasts and vagina in the following images.

After RNM provided Seales with one of the nude photos she sold on the site, she threatened to file a lawsuit against the news agency.

Seales and a friend of hers then took to social media to lambast RNM’s journalist for working on the story. Seales once again lied, claiming her page was “clean.” She then claimed that RNM is attacking professional women with “stolen intimate content.”

Seales did attempt to get a protection order against RNM’s Clifton French for writing and publishing the story. A judge dismissed her petition.

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  1. Kudos for your bravery, Clifton. I support you 100%. With every story you bring the receipts, unlike all left-wing biased reporting (not journalism) that does not. We can no longer be on the defense, we must fight back by challenging the narratives. I have been successful lately doing just that on some worthy local candidate’s FB pages where they get attacked for no good reason and without evidence. When you challenge them to back up their statements, they cannot. Many of them then simply wipe out their posts so as to not be caught with their pants down by others who read the posts. I encourage others to fight, do not back down


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