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Duke Student Outed as Porn Star Opens Up: ‘Women Are Shamed for Their Sexual Choices’

The Duke University student who was outed as a porn star spoke out in an interview Friday with Fusion’s Alicia Menendez. The girl identified only as “Lauren” explained she turned to porn rather than have to deal with massive student loans for the rest of her life, and after joking, “Screw it, I’ll just be a porn star,” she actually just decided to just go ahead and do it.

Lauren said she’d always been told that “selling your body is wrong… [and] the most degrading act you can do,” but she’s found it to be “incredibly empowering” and “incredibly powerful.” She talked about that experience in conjunction with the rape culture at colleges, saying that “women are shamed for their sexual choices.”

She admitted the outing didn’t surprise her, but what did was how anonymous people took to the internet in droves to start “ripping me apart” and “dissecting every part of my personal life.” Lauren defiantly said, “If you push me away, I’m going to push back even harder.”

That being said, she did the interview anonymously because she doesn’t want this to play too big a role in disrupting her life.

Watch the video below, via Fusion TV:

[photo via screengrab]

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