Duke Porn Star Gets Security Escort

DukeDuke porn star Belle Knox will receive security escort to class by the school’s campus security department. Miriam Weeks aka Belle Knox’s identity was revealed earlier this month when her part-time gig as a porn star was discovered. She is returning to school in fear.

It seems Weeks took to this line of work in order to pay her tuition at the prestigious and expensive Duke University. Tuition for the university is roughly $60,000 a year and Weeks states the financial aid and assistance from her parents is not enough. Ever since Weeks has been identified as Belle Knox she has received death threats and angry letters from fellow students and students from other North Carolina schools. It is because of these threats the Duke porn star will have a security escort when she returns to class this week.

Weeks is taking the extra precaution due to the harassment she has been subjected to via social media and on campus. Unfortunately fellow schoolmates are not as accepting and open-minded as she is. Weeks however is not letting this get the best of her; she is still booking gigs as per her agent and has plans to expand on her new career with an adult toy line and book deal. According to Weeks’ attorney she currently has made enough money to pay for a year at Duke, has turned down one book deal and further boasts that offers are continuously coming in.

The 19-year-old porn star has no plans to stop anytime soon.  She is determined to balance both roles, as adult porn star and college student, but has already made the decision to plan her return this week around her media appearances. It seems Weeks does have her priorities. In an effort to expand her brand and take advantage of current exposure she plans to continue on to law school all while remaining active as a porn star. After all a law degree will come in handy when reviewing contract agreements.

Weeks by her own admission also considers herself a feminist and believes her choice to express herself sexually is proof of that. In one interview she admitted that although it is degrading her willing participation is a testament to her feminism. Weeks wants to use her body to make money all while expressing her feminism, and later on use her mind as a lawyer to be an ambassador for sex workers and fight for their rights. Weeks is defending her choice to make money on her own terms.

At such an early age Weeks has her life all mapped out; one could call her pretty ambitious. Not only is she ambitious, she is also considerate, doing this to help her parents so they do not have to feel the pressure of financially supporting her. Although her parents (dad a doctor in the US Army and mom) are devout Catholics, they did not publicly defame their daughter. Mr. and Mrs. Weeks instead expressed shock about her line of work. They  do not condone her choice, but  stated they love and will continue to support their daughter.  With the support of her parents and security escorts it is safe to say Weeks has no plans to quit. A Duke porn star escorted to class today, future headline to read: “Law Student, Porn Star Escorted to Class” tomorrow.

Opinion By Debra Pittman

Sources:

NY Post

NY Post

 

2 Responses to "Duke Porn Star Gets Security Escort"

  1. Satyanarayana   March 28, 2014 at 12:00 am

    One should feel sorry for her instead of threatening with violence. People should be liberal and broadminded.

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  2. dratman   March 19, 2014 at 11:14 pm

    Dear Debra Pittman,

    Your article about the Duke student who is making erotic films is very informative. Thank you for bringing the story up to date for your readers.

    i am writing primarily to make a point about feminism. You wrote that Miriam Weeks / Belle Knox “by her own admission also considers herself a feminist.”

    Debra, there is no need for feminism to be “admitted.” Contrary to what you may have seen on television, feminism is a wonderful belief system, not at all a bad one. Since you are a woman, you should understand that feminism stands for equal treatment for women in all phases of life. Our goal should be to end discrimination and abuse of women in any form.

    Of course, the world will never be perfect. Nevertheless, we all have to keep working toward the goal of a world in which women will no longer

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