Porn Star Belle Knox Needs Love and Compassion, Not Abuse and Torture (Charisma News)

Charisma News
By Abby Carr
3/20/2014

Duke University student Belle Knox, who appears in pornography films to pay for college, has said that doing porn empowers her.

“The idea of empowerment and degradation is completely subjective,” Knox said in an interview on The View. “And for me, I feel that, in this backdrop of our society where women are so often robbed of their sexual autonomy and are subjected to sexual violence in this backdrop of misogyny against women, it’s incredibly freeing and liberating to have that choice, to make decisions about my own body. And in porn, I’m in a safe, controlled environment where I set the boundaries. I set the rules.”

The 18-year-old says she has been watching pornography since she was 12 years old. She began making adult films in November to pay for her $60,000-a-year tuition.

Though Knox claims she is happy in her career, she has been seen crying and begging for men to stop hurting her. Most of the films she has appeared in show her crying and in pain.

“I just want to put my arms around her and assure her that she is loved and does not have to suffer the abuse and degradation inflicted upon her by the porn syndicates,” says Morality in Media Executive Director Dawn Hawkins, after viewing video of porn star Belle Knox crying uncontrollably following a porn video shoot.

Hawkins says Knox is worth so much more than what she earns from selling her body to the exploiters in pornography. She will end up damaged and kicked to the curb, like all are in the pornography industry.

“There isn’t a porn star in the world that doesn’t get sexually transmitted diseases, often sterilization, and nearly all, including Belle, suffer physical violence at the hands of men during filming,” Hawkins adds.

“I want to tell Belle that we love her and encourage her onto a better path for her life, one that will have a real future, free from violence and exploitation,” she concludes.

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