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Belle Knox Outed; Porn Star’s Real Name, Troubled Past Revealed

Bell Knox, the Duke University student who doubles as an adult film actress has been outed by a London tabloid.

Bell Knox, the Duke University student who doubles as an adult film actress has been outed by a London tabloid.

Belle Knox, the Duke University freshman who now leads a not so secret life as a porn star, has been outed by a British tabloid, which revealed her real name and asserted in a lengthy article that she has a troubled past.

Knox, 18, has been in the eye of a media storm ever since she was interviewed about her day-job in a college newspaper.

A classmate revealed that she’s a first-year Duke student, and all hell broke loose. But she was able to maintain some sense of privacy by only using her stage-name… until now.

In a report this morning (Mar. 19), the London Daily Mail revealed that her real name is Miriam Weeks.

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She is the daughter of a U.S. Army medical doctor and was “raised a devout Roman Catholic in a loving home” in Spokane, Wash.

Out of the hundreds of media stories about the teen, no other outlet has violated her request to use her stage name, raising questions about journalistic ethics and the right to at least some privacy.

Nonetheless, contrary to her assertions on the ABC show “The View” yesterday (Mar. 18), Weeks’ parents did not know she had resorted to porn to pay her college tuition.

The adult film actress claimed they did not know initially, but knew now and were totally supportive.

But Miriam’s father Kevin and mother, Harcharan, were reportedly “floored” when they found out, the paper claimed. Her father only learned about her occupation after returning from a tour in Afghanistan.

What’s more, her family can afford to send her to college, even at Duke where tuition reportedly runs about $60,000 a year. She said she needed the money to cover the cost.

But even more troubling, the tabloid reported that Weeks has struggled with body issues and cut herself repeatedly as a young teen. She even carved the word “fat” into her thigh, after an ex-boyfriend complained about her weight.

Despite the revelations, Weeks continued to play up her sexual empowerment in a new blog post on feminist Web site, XOJane.com. She said she loved rough sex and considered it empowering.

“I’ve been called a hypocrite and mocked for daring to talk about empowerment if I have also not kept adequately hidden away my enjoyment of rough and dirty, nasty and filthy, saliva-dripping and name-calling-filled sex,” she wrote.

When word spread about her on Duke’s campus, Weeks said she was inundated with abuse from fellow students, including death threats.

Weeks is now on extended leave from the university because she has been inundated with offers to appear in adult films, according to The Mail.

She reportedly is also offering her story to book publishers for a $1 million advance. That should cover a few semesters.

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