Duke student reveals porn name

Student debt is ruining the U.S. economy.

Many avoid crushing debt by working and going to college at the same time. Some find gigs on campus or venture into the “real world” and work as waiters, bartenders or retail clerks.

Some sue their parents for tuition and lose.

Some regularly fly to California to work in the porn industry.

Such is the case for a Duke University freshman who became the center of attention after a male student watching porn realized the woman of his temporary online dreams was a classmate.

Being chivalrous, he contacted the woman and promised to keep her secret. Then he told everyone he knew.

The reaction? Social media death threats, verbal abuse on web forums, and “friends” calling her a slut.

In an attempt to explain her actions to critics, the self-described “porn star” made herself available to the media, including the Duke student newspaper.

Curiously, the newspaper gave her two fake names — “Lauren” for her student persona, “Aurora” for work.

I’m not an expert on porn names or creating fake names for news articles, but “Aurora,” already used by Oldsmobile for a forgettable car, seems pretty weak. I’d have gone with something unique like “Peanut McWinkybottom.”

Tuesday, “Lauren” revealed her work name is “Belle Knox” and shared work-safe pictures.

Lauren says she began working in porn to pay tuition and described the experience as “supportive, exciting, thrilling and empowering.”

She said she was telling her story to reveal “the level of hate that exists in America regarding women who refuse to be quiet about their sexuality.”

Her comments were akin to throwing gas on fire, but she does bring up some interesting points:

  • Why are people so freaked out about sex?
  • Should a woman feel shame for working in a legal industry that generates millions in revenue each year?
  • Would a male Duke student be judged as harshly?
  • Are the people that watch porn helping create a “double standard?”

Lauren says she went public because she is “refusing to let the bullies win.”

The cynic in me says she may be revealing her work name to increase online revenue and plans to leave Duke as soon as her sudden notoriety can garner a bigger film contract.

The things people will do for clicks is shameful.

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25 comments Add your comment

Bernie31

March 5th, 2014
9:42 am

Lauren, Never forget “The Haters” , just as the Poor will always be with US. Get Paid!

Berniecia69

March 5th, 2014
10:15 am

Since my sperm dad Bernie31 refused to pay for my upbringing, I was obviously forced to do the same thing as Lauren but ghetto style. Who the heck knows what happened to the other 11 babies that Bernie31 don’t care for. Uh..huh

.

March 5th, 2014
10:35 am

Brookhaven Guy

March 5th, 2014
10:44 am

Ms. “Knox” certainly is entitled to pursue her craft, but she is a fool based on this interview that has been recently released. Who knew she would have a sense of entitlement at least as great as the infamous Duke frat boys whom she detests?

KNOX: If Duke had given me the proper financial resources, I wouldn’t have done porn. They have nobody to blame for the scandal but themselves.

PLAYBOY: Is that what this is really about for you—the skyrocketing cost of higher education in America?

KNOX: Absolutely. My story is a testament to how f****** expensive school is. 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.

I originally thought “Belle” just wanted to defend her conduct, but her repeated interviews indicate she is looking for publicity.

As far as the high cost of college, she should consider going to a less expensive school or get a full ride at some institution that wants to provide it to her. Private universities are not public utilities that should only charge tuition in an amount that “Belle” deems appropriate in order for her to pursue her dream.

Logical Dude

March 5th, 2014
10:52 am

“Why are people so freaked out about sex?”
Religion says you can’t have it until marriage, so anything different is a “sin”, “bad”, “shameful” etc etc. Even if people don’t *believe* that part of religion, they still *say* it because they are “supposed to.”

“Should a woman feel shame for working in a legal industry that generates millions in revenue each year?”
Of course not. It’s a billion dollar industry so a LOT people sure are paying a lot for it.

“Would a male Duke student be judged as harshly?”
Probably, because, you know, Bible Belt.

“Are the people that watch porn helping create a “double standard?””
Only the pastors.

@Brookhaven Guy

March 5th, 2014
11:02 am

Of course she’s a fool: She’s a self-identified libertarian.

Bernie31

March 5th, 2014
11:12 am

Berniecia69 @ 10:15 am – You Know WE Tried to Flush YOU? But your Head was TOO BIG! So your MOM left you at the firestation and then you were RUN over by the Firetruck. Yes, dear I undersatnd your anger. I am not your DADDY! you are far too ugly! Like your MAMA!
uh…huh.

The Geezer

March 5th, 2014
11:39 am

I remember when I was young and worked as a Porn star under the name Buck Naked. I was described by my friends as a stand up guy.

Andy

March 5th, 2014
11:44 am

Bernie Mack: Any idea how many you are a baby daddy to?

Nick

March 5th, 2014
12:05 pm

George Mathis..you ask “Why should a woman feel shame for working in a legal industry that generates millions in revenue each year?” – do you have a daughter? Would you be ok with her getting drilled on camera for money?…Of course not…there is your answer…

Hidden Agenda

March 5th, 2014
12:06 pm

She’s getting screwed far less by the porn industry than she is by the higher education racket.

Eric de eel

March 5th, 2014
12:40 pm

If you perform a service, any service, for someone who pays you, you are a prostitute. There are about 1.5 million prostitutes who commute to downtown Atlanta every Monday through Friday. It is what it is.

Dick Gizinia

March 5th, 2014
12:59 pm

She’s a nice girl. I knew her in the “biblical sense”..

Litt

March 5th, 2014
1:16 pm

My porn name is Rex Greenfield (name of first pet + name of street that you lived on growing up).

Unfortunately for my brother his porn name is Lola Hwy 231.

Mike

March 5th, 2014
1:50 pm

The male student who outed her is just another punk just like all the other ignorant posters here. So what if she is in porn. Maybe someone needs to ask why this male student was looking at porn in the first place. He is the pervert. You got politicians doing a lot more harm to people than some female making money to pay for her college education. Most of you men are probably jealous anyway.

Bernie31

March 5th, 2014
1:59 pm

Andy @ – 11:44 am – Maybe your Brother is mine…on you I Pulled OUT! :)

Andy

March 5th, 2014
2:07 pm

Bernie Mack: You’re a funny bro!

Uh…huh

Billy

March 5th, 2014
2:19 pm

“A good name is to be chosen above great riches.” I’ll let the reader look up where that quote comes from, but most high quality people already know. I bet even the hypocrite that keeps posting on this page knows. If you lie down with dogs, you’ll get up with fleas. LOL, that’s from my south Georgia great grandmother, and great she was. Either you can live a life set to high standards, or you can live another way and thereby, set yourself up for harsh criticism and ridicule. Those are your two choices; there are NO others. Certain children are told you can do anything you want, but anyone who actually follows that advice ends up either in prison or the graveyard…

Bernie31

March 5th, 2014
2:57 pm

Andy @ 2:07 pm – Too Bad yer Daddy was not laughing…
uh…huh

Andy

March 5th, 2014
3:06 pm

Bernie Mack: You are just cracking ‘em today broham!

@Bernie31

March 5th, 2014
3:25 pm

LQQK OUT — I bet you are being WATCHED by the NSA based on MANY of your comments here at the ajc. You sound like a psychopath / serial killer. Flushing a baby down the toilet and if that doesn’t work running it over with a vehicle? Only YOU would post something like that and think its acceptable and / or funny. Maybe Lauren / “Belle Knox” / Aurora can assist Duke Med School with your eventual lobotomy. UH…HUH

MANGLER

March 5th, 2014
3:26 pm

Of course y’all wouldn’t want your daughters to be in porn. Then it would really mess up you getting off by watching porn.
Why doesn’t anyone ever ask ‘would you want your son to get into porn?” Bet that answer’d be sure why not.

Andy

March 5th, 2014
3:28 pm

Bernie Mack is just a sociopath and that’s why he’s on SNAP and welfare! But he still carries the wealthy DC Democrats water because that’s what they told him to do.

Uh…huh

David

March 5th, 2014
3:42 pm

“If Duke had given me the proper financial resources, I wouldn’t have done porn. They have nobody to blame for the scandal but themselves.”

Hey, I have nothing against her doing porn, as long as she gets paid properly. BUT this is the classic Obama voter: Single Female, blames everyone and anyone for her problems. Considers herself entitled. Wonder if her Obamacare policy covers STD treatment? We know I’m paying her BCPs

@David

March 5th, 2014
4:47 pm

Knox is a registered Republican who subscribes to libertarianism. Thanks for playing, though.

http://www.dukechronicle.com/articles/2014/02/14/portrait-porn-star