Updated 3/7/2017 2:27 am @ San Francisco, California – Just saw this old blog entry from 2014 getting accessed! I noticed there are some updates about Belle Knox. She retired from the porn film industry and earned her degree in sociology. Now she wants to help the sex workers. She is awesome as fawk!!
Posted: 3/6/2014 4:21 am @ Taipei, Taiwan – I really admire Belle Knox’s courage to stand for her beliefs and actions to fight the bullies!!! In my opinion people who are prejudice against sex workers are hypocrites – unless they truly abstain from sex I think we all pay for sex in one way or another. So basically if you have sex, you’re a whore! Ha ha.
我真的很佩服Belle Knox站在她的勇氣和信仰對抗惡霸行為！在我看來誰對是性工作者有偏見誰是偽君子 – 除非他們真正徹底禁慾。我相信大家都用某種方式在支付性行為。所以基本上，如果你有性行為，你也基本上是個妓女！哈哈。
As for education USA can provide fantastic education but good schools aren’t cheap. Duke, Stanford, USC… etc. are all very expensive… I hope Belle Knox continue with her higher education… and maybe this new found fame will do her porn video sales some good and she will gain something positive from the bullying.
NOWnews – 2014年3月5日 下午2:33
根據英國《每日郵報》（Daily Mail）報導，網路化名蘿倫（Lauren）的杜克大學（Duke University）法律系大一新生，本名為貝拉諾克絲(Belle Knox)， 近日她自己在網路上公開自己的本名以及影像，再度掀起話題。
Duke Porn Star Reveals Her Identity
The Huffington Post | by Tyler Kingkade
Posted: 03/04/2014 5:29 pm EST Updated: 03/05/2014 3:05 pm EST
The Duke University student who has the campus — and the Internet — in an uproar over her after-school job doing pornography has revealed her identity. Her porn star identity, at least.
Publicly known under the monicker Lauren until now, Belle Knox came forward in xoJane and Playboy SFW pieces Tuesday as the so-called Duke porn star. She won’t reveal her birth name, explaining that is what she reserves for her personal life, but did decide to show her face and disclose the name her fans are most familiar with:
My birth name is one name. IT IS MINE. It is the name I am enrolled in at Duke. It is what my family and friends call me. My porn name is another name. It is the name I use when I perform. These are two different worlds in which I inhabit. I can’t stop you from calling me any name you want to — including “slut,” “whore” or “bitch” — but I can decide what name I use.
Today, I’m going to officially reveal what my porn name is — outside of the dregs of the Internet trying to bully me into using my birth name for porn, on message boards where comments like “Her nose is bigger than her tits” or “She deserves to be raped” are the common parlance — and that is my choice to make.
The Internet does not dictate my life. My sexuality is not some sort of blackmail to be used against me, granting you ownership over my life or my story. It is my life. It is my story.
So I’m refusing to let the bullies win. Instead, in revealing my performer name, I’m also going to let you know exactly the level of hate that exists in America regarding women who refuse to be quiet about their sexuality.
Knox has given a limited number of interviews so far, each casting her identity and face under an anonymous disguise. One positive thing, as Uproxx noted, is that most of the major media coverage up to this point has refrained from outing either the real name or porn alter-ego.
Many people already figured out who the Duke student was, either through online sleuthing or people on the school’s campus spilling the beans. In her xoJane piece, Konx addresses the vitriol she has faced from anonymous people online, with some calling her a “whore,” “human decay,” and threatening to assault her on campus. On her account, she’s fired back:
If you want to bully, harass, defame or threaten me from behind a computer screen, remember that NOTHING you do online is truly anonymous.
— Belle Knox (@belle_knox) March 3, 2014
And if there are criminal or civil remedies to enforce and use against you, they will be/ are being pursued ❤
— Belle Knox (@belle_knox) March 3, 2014
“You want to see me naked,” Knox writes on xoJane. “And then you want to judge me for letting you see me naked.”
Knox said she reported some of the threats and stalking to local police, only to have them refer to the harassment as “childish threats.”
In each of her interviews so far, she was sure to emphasize the reason she’s doing porn at all is because of how expensive Duke is, even as the elite university argues $60,000 for a year of school is actually a bargain.
“My story is a testament to how f*cking expensive school is,” Knox told Playboy. “The fact that the only viable options to pay for college are to take out gigantic student loans, to not go to college at all or to join the sex industry really says something. We need to recognize that there’s a gap between what middle-class and upper-middle-class families can pay and what they’re asked to pay. We also need to stop looking at loans as a solution to fix our education system, because they’re crippling our economy.”