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A Reg hack breathed a huge sigh of relief this weekend, as the self-unmasking of Belle de Jour finally refuted allegations by newspapers that he was a blogger. In 2004 The Independent repeated claims in the Evening Standard diary that following his career as an expensive prostitute, Andrew Orlowski had abandoned his morals to …

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  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Famous by association?! (or) For whom the Belle tolls...

    "Described in some quarters as a "cult figure", Mr Orlowski has a record of cultured sex writing on the internet. "

    Which quarters are these? I think we should be told...

  2. Hermes Conran
    Flame

    I thought Orlowski...

    was only in bed with the global warming denialists!

  3. NogginTheNog
    Joke

    @ Famous by association

    I fear another case of the mistyped 'l'... ;-)

  4. Frostbite
    Paris Hilton

    Actually.....

    How many people will now claim to be Belle?

    Actually I'm Belle de Jour.........

    .......hang on........No!.................I'm Spartacus!

  5. Dave Murray Silver badge
    Thumb Up

    At last his name is cleared

    but where is this cultured sex writing on the internet?

    Inquiring dirty mind need to know!

  6. Jolyon Ralph
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    Fantastic!

    Now Mr Orlowski can allow comments to his Register articles again!

  7. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    @Frostbite

    "No! .......I'm Brian!"

    etc..

    She's not bad either ;-)

  8. Chris 28

    My favourite part of the story was...

    ... that she was supplementing her day job...as a 'computer programmer'.

  9. lukewarmdog
    Megaphone

    Suspicious

    I'm not convinced, if I was wired an undisclosed but substantial sum of money, I too would rush to your defence pretending to be a whatever it was you were being accused of. Clearly something similar must have happened here. The big O is NOT innocent I declare!

  10. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    It has to be said...

    I'm Brian and so's my wife...

  11. Boris the Cockroach Silver badge
    Alert

    Eh?

    North London brothel?

    Sounds like the el-reg HQ to me... or are they the same?

    The world demands an answer

  12. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Never mind whether the sex writing is cultured or not...

    ... are comments open on it?

  13. disgruntled yank Silver badge

    What, no Playmobil reenactment?

    Of the stakeout, that is.

  14. Narlaquin
    Welcome

    Oblig

    I am now posting a comment to an article by Andrew Orlowski.

    Dammit. Do I get half an Internet Point for it being about Andrew Orlowski?

  15. Gene Cash Silver badge
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    There's a phrase you won't often hear...

    "El Reg's US bureau was staked out by paparazzi"

  16. Ken 16 Silver badge
    Coat

    It's

    not like someone from the Reg to refuse a possible source of cash...

    (I'll leave it on the nightstand as I get my coat)

  17. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    @AC re: which quarters?

    'Hind' would be my guess.

  18. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Seen the photo?

    I wouldn't be paying 300/hr to shag her. Jesus, people thought the stock market was overpriced.

  19. ElReg!comments!Pierre

    Expensive?

    Unlikely.

    Also, @ Hermes Conran: I think you're mistaking "environmental denialists" with Universal.

  20. Daniel Wilkie
    FAIL

    Show's how bad things are though

    When somebody who's clearly very talented (in her CURRENT job, not her previous one :p) has to resort to prostituion just to get through their PhD.

    Makes me feel a little bit disappointed with the whole country tbh.

  21. Roby

    Interesting...

    I have no idea what this is about.

  22. Sarah Bee (Written by Reg staff)

    Re: Interesting...

    Thank you for your contribution.

  23. Anonymous Coward
    FAIL

    Impossible!

    I'm pretty sure Belle allows comments on her blog - Andrew never allows them on his Reg articles...

  24. Chris 3
    Unhappy

    Yes, what is it with the comments?

    Andrew writes interesting, contentious articles designed to spark debate. So why are comments always turned off? I just don't get it.

    1. Dan 10
      WTF?

      Seconded

      +1 for Chris3, it winds me up when I read a contentious/interesting article on El Reg, then find, when I've bothered to read the whole thing, that I can't even comment on it.

      And before any of you lot start, yes, some readers do read the whole article!

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