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Belle de Jour revealed as research scientist Dr Brooke Magnanti

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Magnanti is a respected specialist in developmental neurotoxicology and cancer epidemiology in a hospital research group in Bristol. Six years ago, in the final stages of her PhD thesis, she ran out of money and turned to prostitution through a London escort agency, charging £300 an hour.

Dr Magnanti admitted the number of men she has slept with lies 'somewhere between the dozens and hundreds'.

Ops. yet another one who doesn't fit the feminist's stereotype :D

Times:Belle de Jour revealed as research scientist Dr Brooke Magnanti

Times, long interview

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Interesting interview by India Knight.

Will be interesting to see how other journos take this up.

And Dr Magnanti is looking at an interesting ride too.

Very Brave of her to come out.

(assuming it really is her...)

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Interesting interview by India Knight.

Will be interesting to see how other journos take this up.

And Dr Magnanti is looking at an interesting ride too.

Very Brave of her to come out.

(assuming it really is her...)

more or less the same in

the indie

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/news/revealed-bristol-research-scientist-is-real-belle-de-jour-1821072.html

and

Daily M

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1227946/Is-Dr-Brooke-Magnanti-scientist-34-Belle-Jour.html

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And she's blessed with a name that could have been picked up by casting central, too. Imagine the letdown if it had been some ms Sarah Jones.

I didn't know of the journalist asinine tirades against glamourisation of prostitution, and it actually makes me angry that a journalist, who should check her facts before writing, would nonchalantly compare agency escorts to the king's cross scene of days gone by. FFS she just would need to browse through this forum a bit.

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Magnanti is a respected specialist in developmental neurotoxicology and cancer epidemiology in a hospital research group in Bristol. Six years ago, in the final stages of her PhD thesis, she ran out of money and turned to prostitution through a London escort agency, charging £300 an hour.

Dr Magnanti admitted the number of men she has slept with lies 'somewhere between the dozens and hundreds'.

Ops. yet another one who doesn't fit the feminist's stereotype :D

Times:Belle de Jour revealed as research scientist Dr Brooke Magnanti

Times, long interview

Thank you, thank you! Two really interesting articles. I normally eschew having anything to do with the Dirty Digger or his globe-threatening evil empire, but I may have to rethink the Sunday Times, especially in view of pending changes to be made at The Observer.:D

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A search for Magnanti B on http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez reveals 3publications as first author in high-quality quality journals, all giving U of Newcastle on Tyne as her address.....

http://www.ncl.ac.uk/plerg/Staff%20Pages/staffmagnanti.htm confirms that she had a two year project in Newcastle, ending August 2008. My guess is that she moved from there to Bristol, where the Times article says her contract ends in the spring.... It's the usual post-doc runaround, ending with a lecturership, if you're very lucky.

I guess (and hope) that, she's concluded that she can make enough from writing not to worry about where the next short-term uni contract is coming from.

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A search for Magnanti B on http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez reveals 3publications as first author in high-quality quality journals, all giving U of Newcastle on Tyne as her address.....

http://www.ncl.ac.uk/plerg/Staff%20Pages/staffmagnanti.htm confirms that she had a two year project in Newcastle, ending August 2008. My guess is that she moved from there to Bristol, where the Times article says her contract ends in the spring.... It's the usual post-doc runaround, ending with a lecturership, if you're very lucky.

I guess (and hope) that, she's concluded that she can make enough from writing not to worry about where the next short-term uni contract is coming from.

it would appear from the interview she's met mr right as well, and she must have made dosh from the books and tele.

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“I’ve felt worse about my writing than I ever have about sex for money,” she said. Anonymity had become “no fun”, however: “I couldn’t even go to my own book launch party.”

She was obviously being controlled for gain by her publishing company. Wouldn't be surprised if she was subject to human trafficking too.

Hmm. It's good to see this announcement coming out so close to the law changes. You hardly see this side of the profession exposed (sic). She's a PhD educated woman who chose to do this of her own free will. I wonder if she will have anything to say about the law changes in the coming weeks.

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Good to read her having a pop at the Arch Hypocrite, Dr John Sentamu. I'd love to see him being made strictly liable if a Vicar he appoints in his Diocese goes on to abuse boys.

He didn't believe that Belle was real, and yet believes in a universal supreme being, and that a man can rise from the dead :D

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Magnanti is a respected specialist in developmental neurotoxicology and cancer epidemiology in a hospital research group in Bristol.

So far from being the crack-addled, desperate, abused and pimp-whipped streetwalker that the Poppy Project would have us believe all WGs are, she might just save someone's child from dying of cancer. :D

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So far from being the crack-addled, desperate, abused and pimp-whipped streetwalker that the Poppy Project would have us believe all WGs are, she might just save someone's child from dying of cancer. :D

Did you see Julie Bindel discussing it on Sky? The glamorised, tiny element of prostitution that is the exception to the rule......

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Good to read her having a pop at the Arch Hypocrite, Dr John Sentamu. I'd love to see him being made strictly liable if a Vicar he appoints in his Diocese goes on to abuse boys.

He didn't believe that Belle was real, and yet believes in a universal supreme being, and that a man can rise from the dead :D

and walk on water and virgins give birth

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Does anybody remember punting with her?

Wander if she has any field reports.

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Does anybody remember punting with her?

Wander if she has any field reports.

On another note, she seems way out of the £300/hr league.

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Can the figure of 300£ per hour be right?

30 years ago an academic at aberdeen university was discovered to be working for an escort agency. Her side job came to light when she was murdered, no one has ever been charged with the murder.

Her murderer was not believed to have met her through her escorting,but was from her private life.

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On another note, she seems way out of the £300/hr league.

We'd need to see her glammed up to be able to pass judgment there.

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We'd need to see her glammed up to be able to pass judgment there.

Even un-glamed, she looks like a girl I could choose.

But then, agency pictures mostly are over glammed a bit.

And that quote by Catherine Stephens is Priceless!

Of course many female students will consider the game, but not that many are suitable for it tho.

Another nice thing about the Belle story is that I (carefully) conclude that it is possible for a student to use Escorting to bridge a financial gap, and go back to "normal" life. If Belle had not done the literary excercise she probably would never have been outed.

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We'd need to see her glammed up to be able to pass judgment there.

I respectfully disagree. Imo given the excellent quality of so many of the £200/hr women, to command £300 (probably the top 10 percentile of the escort market?) there needs to be some truly extraordinary features, such to make a huge impression with or without makeup and stuff.

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We'd need to see her glammed up to be able to pass judgment there.

I think she looks really lovely and I love the fact she is a Doctor! It's a total shame that this story came to light as she was gonna be outed though! Some of the comments are awful.

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One biggie sharp stick in the eye for HH. The Woman is more academically qualified than Her..Ooh a large slice of Humble Pie is imminent!

Best served cold. :confused:

Also one in the eye for all the cynical men here...

Tomorrows punt is gonna be your doc in 5yrs time. (I know 2 student doctor/whores..and a bio chemist, a lawyer, and an architect)

From reading the books, I always thought that Belle was either short lived, a newbie or knew an escort. I was right on two counts! She was a short lived newbie.

Not that that should regale her to unsavvy states, but I did pick massive holes in her demeanour upon reading, not her intellect or writing skills, but knowledge of the biz. Some stuff just didn't add up. But... by the by...if she had stayed longer, she certainly would have known, certainly not a silly bint by any means.

She would have gotten here (PUNTERNET) eventually, wouldn't she!?

I think she has done very well, damn well, good on yer Belle, not a bad addition to this industry at all.

Sorry I ever doubted you, but I did suss you quite a bit! xxx Dolly

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Also one in the eye for all the cynical men here...

Tomorrows punt is gonna be your doc in 5yrs time.

Good...I wont have to tell if I have to pay for sex then..

"So have you ever paid for sex?"

"Yes"

"Im afraid you might have caught something. And who was that with so we can tell them?"

"With you doctor. Shall I take the urine test first or shall you?"

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One biggie sharp stick in the eye for HH. The Woman is more academically qualified than Her..Ooh a large slice of Humble Pie is imminent!

Best served cold. :confused:

Also one in the eye for all the cynical men here...

Tomorrows punt is gonna be your doc in 5yrs time. (I know 2 student doctor/whores..and a bio chemist, a lawyer, and an architect)

From reading the books, I always thought that Belle was either short lived, a newbie or knew an escort. I was right on two counts! She was a short lived newbie.

Not that that should regale her to unsavvy states, but I did pick massive holes in her demeanour upon reading, not her intellect or writing skills, but knowledge of the biz. Some stuff just didn't add up. But... by the by...if she had stayed longer, she certainly would have known, certainly not a silly bint by any means.

She would have gotten here (PUNTERNET) eventually, wouldn't she!?

I think she has done very well, damn well, good on yer Belle, not a bad addition to this industry at all.

Sorry I ever doubted you, but I did suss you quite a bit! xxx Dolly

Well I suppose it does serve to dispel the myth of the low IQ whore who probably does what she does because she is what she is; as well as assuaging the frustrations of the more intelligent few who feel they are regarded in the same vain.

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Of course.

How would anyone feel... when your/one's life choice is undermined by all society, and/but those very same hypocrites use the service of such like? Insult you, and in the same sentence, want to buy your product?

Psssht! Laugh with me...sigh...(punch pillows when no ones looking!)

I don't feel bad, neither should they...but neither should they/any condemn.

Live it before you really know!

I am so fiercely proud of me, and my girls here, I would rather die painfully before bowing down to anyone beneath my/our knowledge of this chosen life, and many many women right here, would do such too.

Rant over...! Yes, you might see the pattern..4 weekly! haha.

I'm a sweetie really...haha xxx D

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