Belle Knox: Duke Porn Star Says Army Dad Not ‘Heartbroken’ She Has Sex On Camera

Belle Knox, the 18-year-old Duke University student who performs sexual acts in professional pornographic films in order to pay her way through the expensive, North Carolina institution, is “really, really upset” over an article that appeared online Monday saying that her family was “heartbroken” to find out she does porn.

Belle Knox’s father is a military doctor who had only recently returned from Afghanistan, the article said, only to be greeted with the news that his daughter appears in porn videos on the internet — for which she is paid up to $2,000 each.

On Monday, The Daily Mail Online ran a story identifying Belle Knox as Spokane, Washington, native Miriam Weeks, the youngest of three children in her family. The Mail interviewed Amanda Minor, said to be the mother-in-law of Belle Knox’s older brother.

“He’s so proud of his daughter. There’s no way they could have known this was going on. It’s terrible,” the online newspaper quoted Minor as saying. “But they would never abandon their daughter. This is a nightmare what the family are going through.”

Minor said that the parents were “heartbroken,” but that the damage could be repaired.

The family of Miriam Weeks, aka Belle Knox, found out about her moonlighting career just a day before the news broke nationwide, after Belle Knox was outed by a fellow student, Thomas Bagley.

But later on Monday, New York’s Daily News caught up with Belle Knox as she was shooting yet another porn video, and the Duke University student denied that she even knows her brother’s mother-in-law.

“My parents aren’t upset,” she said. But she refused to speak further about her family. “I want my family left out of it. If people criticize me that’s one thing, but leave my family alone.”

As for Amanda Minor, Belle Knox dismissed her comments.

“That lady doesn’t know what she’s talking about,” said Belle Knox, saying that she had never met Amanda Minor.