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Duke Porn Star’s Father Home from Afghanistan



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New York Post:

A US Army physician came home from a tour in Afghanistan to find that his little princess had turned into a porn star.

Devout Catholic Dr. Kevin Weeks was stunned by the news, but told relatives he and his wife are still supportive of Miriam, a Duke University freshman who has been having sex on camera to pay for her huge tuition bill.

“This is a tragedy in the family,” Amanda Minor, the mother-in-law of Miriam’s brother, Paul, told The Daily Mail. “The father is one of the best human beings I’ve ever met. He is just back from Afghanistan. He served his country, how awesome is that?”

Minor said that Dr. Weeks — based out of Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center in Spokane — remains “so proud of his daughter; there’s no way they could have known this was going on.

“It’s terrible. But they would never abandon their daughter. This is a nightmare, what the family are going through.”

Miriam — known as “Belle Knox” to porn fans — wrote on women’s site XOJane last week that she needed the money to pay for school and avoid nightmarish loans.

Since the story emerged last week, Miriam has become the hottest name in porn.

The news completely floored dad Weeks, 54, and his wife, Harcharan, 48. The loving mom and dad had always made education a top priority for their kids — Miriam, 18, Anita, 20, and Paul, 22 — who went to a prestigious Jesuit school, Gonzaga Prep in Spokane.

Obviously, there are other ways of avoiding student loans, like going to a state school where the education is just as good as at Duke. And I hope the report from the mother-in-law is true and that the family is standing by their daughter. Being a parent is hard, but it’s a lifelong job. You can’t quit when the circumstances go against you.

The rest here.



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