Affiliate Program MelissaMoney Calls It Quits

Oct 14, 2011 8:30 PM PST

LINCOLN, Neb. — Affiliate program has closed its doors, with the company stating it had run its course and that its webmaster program that includes a suite of solo-girl sites is no longer profitable.

The company’s affiliate program includes flagship site, featuring longtime solo girl Melissa Midwest, as well as and

In a two-paragraph statement on its website, the company explained to affiliates that “the acceptance for a solo girl site in today's marketplace” has changed and that it shouldn’t be a complete shock that it was shutting down.

It also said that affiliates won’t receive any further payments.

“I apologize sincerely for the lack of notice, delivering bad news like this is never going to be a happy occasion or an easy decision,” the site said. “Our recommendation is you immediately pull your links, where appropriate. The end has come.”

The program is owned by MelTech Inc., of Lincoln, Neb., and operated by Midwest, whose real name is Melissa Harrington, and husband Shane Harrington, who acts as president, secretary and director.

Midwest’s porn career, which started in 2003 at age 21, has been marked with controversy.

Midwest has been arrested three times over nudity charges stemming from activities related to her website.

Also, Midwest was named as a co-defendant in a lawsuit by porn star Brooke Skye, who claimed that while performing on a radio program together, Midwest penetrated her with an oversized strap-on dildo against her will. That case was later settled.

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