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The world was shocked at the news that director Steven Spielberg's adopted daughter, Mikaela, is a sex worker.

The 23-year-old explained that she is hoping to go into adult entertainment for private customers or for the public, "if that ever arises."

Mikaela, who lives in Nashville with her 47-year-old boyfriend, said she was molested as a child. But she said the predators were not family members or family friends.

She said her childhood abuse helped contribute to her emotional and psychological problems as an adult.

She explained that adult entertainment gives her the opportunity to use her body to satisfy others on her own terms.

"I got really tired of not being able to capitalize on my body," she said. "Frankly, I got tired of being told to hate my body... and I also just got tired of working day to day in a way that wasn't satisfying my soul."

Mikaela added, "I feel like honestly doing this kind of work, I'm able to 'satisfy' other people, but that feels good because it's not in a way that feels violative."

Mikaela says her father and older boyfriend are supportive of whatever she does.