Tonight's ‘Law & Order: SVU’ Draws on Belle Knox Story

Oct 22, 2014 10:00 AM PST

NEW YORK — The story of Belle Knox, a Duke University student who was “outed” as a porn star, is similar to the main plot point of tonight’s “Law & Order: SVU” episode, airing at 6 p.m. PT on NBC-TV.

“’SVU’ is my favorite show,” Knox said. “I’m thrilled they are basing the lead character for this week’s premiere episode off of my story. It’s surreal.”

Tonight’s “SVU” episode centers on a young coed who presses charges against several male students after an on-campus gang rape. It’s eventually revealed that the coed is also a porn performer.

The Special Victims Unit detectives discuss how the young lady could have possibly thought she could keep the fact a secret given how accessible such information has become on the web.

The storyline is taken straight from tabloid coverage of when Knox was “outed” as a porn star by a fellow Duke University student earlier this year.

The preview of tonight’s “Law & Order: SVU” episode, entitled "Pornstar's Requiem," can be seen here. “A case so twisted … it can only be SVU,” the announcer says. 

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