Belle Knox Tells Bethenny She Wants To Be a Civil Rights Lawyer

Belle Knox, the Duke University student outed as a porn star by a fellow student, appeared on Bethenny to talk about her sudden fame.

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During her appearance on the show, Bethenny asked why Knox would opt for an expensive school like Duke, if money was an issue. "My education comes first," Knox explained. "My dream is to be a civil rights lawyer." She said she is working in the porn industry to build a brand for herself and save up enough money to go to law school.

When Bethenny pointed out that "civil rights lawyer" and "porn star" seem like two very different careers, Knox disagreed, explaining that women's rights issues come into play in both.

"Are you worried that your past is going to haunt you in your future," Bethenny asked.

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"Why would I want to work for anybody who would discriminate against somebody who is [working in a] perfectly legal, regulated profession?" she answered, to which the audience applauded, rightly so.

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chayele13
chayele13

"Why would I want to work for anybody who would discriminate against somebody who is [working in a] perfectly legal, regulated profession?" she answered

I hear this kind of statement a lot, and it says volumes about the kind of person who says it, because it's quite unrealistic. Not everyone gets to work in their dream job for a wonderful employer. Most of us have to put up with things and behave certain ways to become/stay employed. The legal profession is at present doing VERY poorly in terms of job opportunities, such that there is a glut of unemployed lawyers (many with years of experience) that employers can choose from. Most firms are not going to decide to hire a former porn star when presented with resumes from hundreds of people with equal or better qualifications. Just not gonna happen.